Post-Baccalaureate Program

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Post-Baccalaureate Event

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Colorado Denver, offers a one-year intensive post-baccalaureate (post-bac) program. The post-bac program is designed to prepare students for dental school and ease the academic stress of the first year of the dental curriculum.

The post-bac program concentrates on the sciences and the significance of manual dexterity. It is specifically designed to help students improve and strengthen their academic credentials, enhance their test-taking skills, and develop more effective learning strategies.

Students who complete this program and requirements will be given preferential application status for entrance into the School of Dental Medicine.

Post-bac students can expect:

  • ​A mentorship program with the School of Dental Medicine admissions and student affairs staff, faculty members and students;
  • A full year of science course work through the University of Colorado – Denver;
  • A hand skills development workshop; and
  • An intensive Dental Admissions Test review course.

To be admitted into CU SDM, students must meet all post-bac requirements, which include a 3.5 or higher GPA and meet all the requirements for dental school.

​If a prospective student is granted an interview, the prospective student must be available in person or via Skype. Students are expected to meet the responsibility of the Post-Bac program fee while in Colorado including, but not limited to, tuition fees and living expenses.

Determine program eligibility by reviewing the comprehensive Application Checklist. 

Learn more about what a candidate should expect and the completion requirements for the Post-Bac program.



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