2017-18 Dent schools Selection Criteria Y12s & Non-standards

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  1. DDest

    DDest UAdel BDS I

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    Given A1's informative post "2017-18 Med schools Selection Criteria Y12s & Non-standards", I thought I would make one regarding the dental schools selection criteria.

    Hope this helps any prospective dental students with the dental school requirements.

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    Useful Links:
    UQ 2018 Entry Options (for GPA conversion to OP/ATAR):
     
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  2. acbard9

    acbard9 BSc (Pharmacology) III

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    This is brilliant! Thanks DDest :).

    Although, I'm not sure myself but, I'm not sure if the VTAC personal statement is required? I think it's used only if you need to divulge any more extra information to help you with your application. I guess, in the sense of increasing your chance, it's essential?

    (Not too sure!).
     
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    Mana Resident Medical Officer Administrar

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  4. DDest

    DDest UAdel BDS I

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    For NSL (Non school leavers), it is necessary for them to submit one. For SL, this is optional.

    From the LaTrobe Dentistry page:
    "Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying."

    Source: Dentistry Degrees & Courses | La Trobe University
     
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    acbard9 BSc (Pharmacology) III

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    Ah ok,
    I read that to mean that if other information needs to be considered, then non-standards must complete the VTAC Personal Statement. I've sent them an email to make sure, and I'll report back :).
     
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  6. Ayaz

    Ayaz New Member

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    What about Griffith University. Doesn't it also accept Non- school leavers?
     
  7. kjz

    kjz New Member

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    Excellent summary! Just have a bit supplement to your table:

    La Trobe: NSL: possible interview, SL: N/A
    UMelb: ATAR 99.90+ guaranteed entry with Chancellor's Scholarship; UMAT: N/A, Interview: N/A; Place Offer: must pass first attempt in all core subjects during the 3-year B Biomed or BSc, satisfy the prerequisites (i.e. second year anatomy, physiology and biochemistry); 4-year DDS with csp
    UMelb: ATAR 99-99.85 guaranteed entry; UMAT: N/A, Interview: N/A; Place Offer: must pass first attempt in all core subjects during the 3-year B Biomed or BSc with at least WAM 75%, satisfy the prerequisites (i.e. second year anatomy, physiology and biochemistry); 4-year DDS with FFP
     
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  8. acbard9

    acbard9 BSc (Pharmacology) III

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    I believe all but the Graduate-Entry Dent schools allow for non-standards, yes :yes:.
     
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  9. DDest

    DDest UAdel BDS I

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    Thank you all for the added info! Will update it into the table!
     
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  10. acbard9

    acbard9 BSc (Pharmacology) III

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    Hmm.. my ATAR is somewhere between 94-96, but my GPA is 7.
    I think that means I'll be eligible for UQ and Griffith (with a better UMAT lol #nextyear), but what about La Trobe and Adelaide?

    Will La Trobe/Adelaide use my GPA or will they reject me based on ATAR?
     
  11. dentstudent01

    dentstudent01 New Member

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    For Adelaide, your ATAR is above the threshold but if you don't have a UMAT high enough for UQ, you probably won't for Adelaide either (at least for first round interviews).
     
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  12. LMG!

    LMG! Moderator (UTAS MBBS) Most Helpful Member and Staff Member of the Year 2017-2018

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    licher, please see the above table. I'm going to delete your thread.

    NSL in the above refers to "non school leavers".
     
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    licher New Member

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    thanks! didn't see this
     
  14. PositiveIntent

    PositiveIntent New Member

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    What an absolute legend this DDest fellow is.
     
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  15. ReviveNedStark

    ReviveNedStark New Member

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    Hullo!

    Would an ATAR of 94/95 be competitive for entry to UniAdelaide Dentistry (or La Trobe)?
     
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    Tomato New Member

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    ATAR of 94/95 for UAdel Dent is ok but I don't think you have a chance for La Trobe unless you get bonus points for something like rural scheme, etc.
     
  17. Ruffle

    Ruffle Admissions Helper Moderator

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    Atar of 94/95 would be enough to get you an interview in theory, but definitely you'd be looking at 98+ to be actually competitive, if you don't come from a disadvantaged background.
     
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  18. A1

    A1 Admissions Speculator Moderator

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    UAdel Dent Guide says selection is based on Interview 1st tier, UMAT 2nd tier, ATAR 3rd tier. But it also says ATAR much higher than 90 is usually required due to competitiveness.

    For both these statements to be true it means although Interview is the 1st tier it's NOT a straight cut to the number of places being offered (otherwise a high ATAR wouldn't be needed). It's more like the bottom third of interview scores get rejected first regardless of their UMAT/ATAR, then a similar 2nd tier cut based on UMAT score, then final selection based on ATAR. In other words ATAR does play an important role despite being 3rd tier.
     
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    A.stan New Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I'm a NSL looking to jump over to UQ Dent. Do they just look at your GPA + UMAT, or do they look at your previous ATAR/Rank/OP and combine that with your GPA?

    Yours truly,
    An over paranoid mess
     
  20. acbard9

    acbard9 BSc (Pharmacology) III

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    A.stan this might help you :)
     
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