DAT Resources

The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is the standard entrance exam for dental programs. Content tested on the DAT includes four categories: Survey of the Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning. Students are recommended to take the DAT by the end of their third year. Below, we have a course list for preparing for the DAT and test registration.

Content tested on the DAT

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are recommended but not required for the exam

  • BIO 311C, BIO 311D, BIO 205L or 206L (Biology)
  • BIO 325 (Genetics)
  • CH 301, CH 302, CH 204 (General Chemistry)
  • CH 320M, CH 320N, CH 220C (Organic Chemistry)
  • E 316L or E 316M or E 316N, or E 316P (Literature)
  • *Statistics
  • *BCH 369 (Biochemistry)

Find the registration information from the American Dental Association (ADA) at DAT online test registration.