Tufts Eight Year Early Assurance

4 female dental students of diverse backgrounds

Tufts University and Tufts Dental School have established a program that allows select students to complete their Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in eight years. Students apply to the program during the spring of their sophomore year. Conditional acceptance is granted after an interview at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Final acceptance is granted after students complete four years of undergraduate study and maintain academic and non-academic standards as required by the Dental School

Application Requirements

Courses/Academic Requirements Due By The End Of Sophomore Year

  • Two semesters of biology with lab, two semesters of general chemistry with lab, one semester of organic chemistry with lab
  • AP credits can NOT be used for any of the course requirements
  • All prerequisite courses must be graded B or above
  • It is strongly encouraged that ALL pre-dental course requirements be completed at Tufts. Special approval must be given for prerequisite courses completed at another institution
  • Cumulative Science GPA >=3.6
  • Cumulative Total GPA >=3.6

Non-Academic Requirements Due By The End Of Sophomore Year

  • Minimum of 75 dental shadowing hours, 40 hours must be with a general dentist
  • Minimum of 75 community service/volunteering hours
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (one letter must come from a faculty member in the sciences (BCP))
  • Detailed resume including dental related experience, community service, volunteering, employment, research, academic enrichment, scholarships, honors/awards

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Application Fee due by May 15th

Pay Application fee of $60