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Mailing Address:
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Office of Academic Affairs
Fourth Floor
155 5th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Admissions Requirements

Doctor of Dental Surgery Requirements

Details on admissions requirements for the DDS degree are found here .  From here you can navigate to admissions requirements for all degrees offered at the School of Dentistry.

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sciences

In conjunction with the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on the main campus, students who matriculate at the School of Dentistry without a baccalaureate degree can apply to be reviewed for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sciences. Transcripts of interested students will be forwarded by the dental school to the associate dean in PHS for evaluation. Students who meet the requirements for the BAAS will be notified and are eligible to receive the diploma upon successful completion of dental school.

Admission with Advanced Standing

Only under unusual and compelling circumstances does the School of Dentistry accept transfer students. Incompatibility of dental education programs generally inhibits transition from another dental school to the University of the Pacific's program. Students requesting such classification usually join the first-year class. No student will be admitted to advanced standing beyond the second year. Special action regarding transfer is required.

Financial Aid

All applicants are considered for admission regardless of their financial circumstances. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need as long as the student is a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. The financial aid office mails application materials beginning in late January to those who apply for admission.

Financial aid staff assists students in managing their financial resources and their indebtedness in school and after graduation. Staff members conduct a needs analysis and provide comprehensive financial guidance for every student applying for financial aid. Students may be awarded aid from federal, state, and institutional sources.