Guidelines for Applying to Dental School
If you are an OSU student applying to dental school during the current application cycle, you should use the Health Professions Portal to aid you in your dental school application process and to collect your letters of recommendation. Please note that new applications usually open up in June for admission for the fall term of the following year (i.e., applying Summer 2018 is for admission Fall 2019). Completing these steps is an important part of the application process, and benefits you in several ways during the application cycle. If you do not regularly meet with a pre-dental advisor, completing the portal will get you on our radar and initiate a meeting to evaluate your application and assist with your readiness. If you regularly meet with a pre-dental advisor in your major, you should continue to work with them during the application process. In addition, when your letters are uploaded, we review them for internal consistency and cohesiveness. Please note that the pre-dental portal is entirely separate from AADSAS.
Step 1: Creating your Pre-Dental File
Students who are applying to dental schools will create a Pre-Dental file during the year they are applying (typically junior year). Please be sure to open your pre-dental file by June 1.
Steps to open your Pre-Dental file:
- To get started, please create an account via the Health Professions Portal. You will "create a new account" using a username and password of your choice (this system is not tied to your ONID account).
- Within the portal, please complete the Pre-Dental Information Sheet. You MUST complete this sheet in order to initiate the process of opening your Pre-Dental file. You will be able to log back into your account to make edits to this web form.
- After you submit the form, please connect with your Pre-Dental advisor to review your next steps for your dental school application. (Cody Duncan for Biology majors, and the Microbiology advisors for BHS and all other majors).
- For any questions regarding the Pre-Dental application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.