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

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  1. Yamster

    Yamster Dental Moderator DJ May

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    Hey A.stan,

    Just your GPA provided that it has been at least a full time year of study (with your UMAT score)! :)
     
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    thrway7 New Member

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    Hullo, judging by the quoted posts, does that mean that Adelaide accepts either ATAR or GPA for NSL? Or have the rules changed since last year ):
     
  3. Crow

    Crow Moderator (Griffith MD) Most Active 2018

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    From the Adelaide 2019 admissions guide (located here: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/sites/default/files/docs/2019-dentistry-admissions-guide.pdf):
    This would suggest they'll only look at your GPA if you have at least half a FTE year of tertiary study completed - but remember academic rank is a hurdle requirement only, and once you've received an interview your admissions chances will come down to your interview performance.
     
  4. A1

    A1 Admissions Speculator Moderator

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    For Adelaide Dent this^ is not so clear cut, since the same Guide says on page 6 "Please note: The minimum ATAR to be eligible for entry to the BDS is 90 but usually a significantly higher ATAR is required due to the competitiveness of applicants".

    This I believe is why they present the Interview/UMAT/Academic criteria as tiers. Let's say they interview 3-4x number of places; first tier Interview score cuts to say 2x, second tier UMAT to 1.5x, third tier ATAR/GPA to 1x. So you'd still need ATAR/GPA higher than the bottom third after the UMAT cut.
     
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  5. NecroTed

    NecroTed New Member

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    Hey, just to let you know, I was told by one of the graduates giving campus tours for CSU Dent that there's apparently an intake of 50 students this year (10 international, 20 rural and 20 non-rural).
     
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    Legend indeed, thanks DDest
     

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