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James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Admission Selection

The size and quality of applicant pools vary from year to year, and all applicants meeting admissions requirements are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on the applicant's total attributes, accomplishments, potential for growth in the field of dental medicine, adaptability, purpose in life, and ability to establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships as evaluated through academic performance (especially in science courses), test scores, interviews, and recommendation letters.

Strong preference is given to South Carolina residents. A limited number of out-of-state applicants with superior credentials are accepted into the dental school.