Student Timelines

Freshman Year:

  • Visit the Career Center to explore your career options
  • Shadow practicing dentists and record hours. Visit a variety of practice models
  • Become an associate member of AED and participate in the volunteer activities

Sophomore Year:

  • Continue obtaining job shadowing experience
  • Continue involvement with AED and strive to become a national member
  • Stay on track with your course requirements for dental school
  • Volunteer on campus and in the community
  • Participate in mock interviews in March
  • Take practice DATs offered each semester
  • Draft your personal statement about why you want to be a dentist

Junior Year:

  • Participate in the PPAC process, which begins in January
  • Continue to job shadow
  • Apply for leadership positions in organizations or clubs
  • Begin DAT preparation by taking a review course or studying on your own
  • Take multiple practice DATs during spring semester
  • Participate in mock interviews in April
  • Take the DAT by the end of June
  • Apply with AADSAS late May or early June
  • Apply to dental school over the summer

Senior Year:

  • Complete all secondary applications
  • Continue to achieve good grades
  • Interview
  • Graduate



Beneficial Auburn

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Linda Bruner,
Pre-Health Advisor

Dr. Kevin Huggins,
Nutrition Science Undergraduate Coordinator,
Associate Professor of Nutrition Science

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)

Beverly Childress,
Pre-Health Director
of Pre-Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC)
College of Science and Mathematics