Discover Dental School

Priority deadline is Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Final deadline is Monday, February 19, 2024.

Apply to the Discover Dental School program

2024-25 Discover Dental School (DDS)

The 2024-25 Discover Dental School (DDS) will be a hybrid, year-long program running June 3, 2024 - May 30, 2025. The program will include live Zoom sessions June 2024 - May 2025, asynchronous online learning and assignments via Canvas, an intensive three day hands-on session at the dental school during the summer of 2025. The program is free for participants. More details will be provided to the selected participants.

Application is required. Apply to the 2024 - 2025 Discover Dental School program. The priority application deadline is Tuesday, January 30, 2024. The final application deadline is Monday, February 19. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted or considered. The application includes required essays and the name of one professional reference. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for the program by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Students* selected to participate in this program will be provided with training, resources, and experiences to strengthen their skills and assist them in creating a competitive application to dental school. Experiences will include admissions information, connecting with current dental students and alumni, hands-on activities, and access to a DAT preparation program. This program is intended to assist students in preparing to apply in future cycles, not those who are applying to dental school during the program. More detailed information will be provided to students selected for the program.

*All students who have completed at least two full semesters of undergraduate education following their high school graduation are eligible to apply. PSEO/IB/CIS/AP coursework completed during high school does not apply. Not all who apply will be selected to participate. Preference will be given to rising sophomores in college as well as students who are Minnesota residents, and/or from a rural area, and/or first-generation college students, and/or lower socioeconomic status, and/or disadvantaged.

Apply to the Discover Dental School program