HS-MACA APPLICATION SYSTEM
APPLICATION CHECKLIST AND GUIDELINES
ELIGIBILITY-Pre-Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program
To be eligible to apply for the Creighton University School of Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Program, an applicant must:
Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or foreign national with a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States
Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States, which indicates a significant focus on science
Have applied to, and been denied entry into, a dental school
Must not have been accepted previously to an accredited dental school
Must not currently be enrolled in dental school or any other health or health professions degree-granting program
The application form for the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Dentistry, including the personal statement, available through the “Apply Now” link
A copy of the applicant’s Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) application to dental school
The AADSAS summary sheet from the current AADSAS application cycle, if applicable. This form will list all schools to which the applicant has applied. (Creighton University does not have this form in its possession even for current applicants to Creighton University School of Dentistry.)
Test scores from the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) for all attempts at the DAT not reported in the AADSAS application above. These scores may be copies of reports sent to the applicant.
Transcripts of all academic work not reported on the applicant’s AADSAS application (Optional).
Three letters of reference from professors and/or community leaders. Please request that these letters be sent directly to the HS-MACA Office, attn: Mervin Vasser, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and that they address the following:
Academic skills assessment
Curricular review sessions in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English
Training in study skills, test taking, time management, library resources, personal wellness and perceptional ability
Computer skills training
Spring Session: January—May:
Intensive coursework in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English (Writing and Analytical Reading)
Kaplan DAT preparation course
Curricular review sessions in Anatomy, Molecular and Cell Biology (Genetics and Biochemistry), Host Defense, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Neurosciences and Academic Excellence
Applicants to the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Dentistry who wish to be considered for federal student aid will need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Due to the costs of the program and limited federal loan funds, many students must obtain an alternative loan to help cover the costs of this program. Admitted students will need to provide a copy of the alternative loan approval (or other satisfactory payment arrangement) along with their acceptance letter. In addition, admitted students are eligible for the HS-MACA Post-Baccalaureate Alumni Scholarship.
A: Yes, you are required to submit the necessary documentation. For further information, please contact the Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs Department at 855.770.2700.
A: An online application will be available here on September 1.
A: To be eligible you must have been denied admission to a dentistry school, be disadvantaged either educationally or environmentally, and be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
A: It means the program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
A: Three recommendation letters are required. You may use the letters from your AMCAS application.
A: Yes, all dental school applications must be withdrawn by the start of the program.
A: No, this is an academic enhancer program.
A: Yes, provided you successfully complete the program.
A: Unfortunately, there is no deferment for the program. You will have to reapply next year.
A: Disadvantaged is defined as either educationally or environmentally disadvantaged. Did you work while you were in college? Did you attend a rural or inner city high school? If you went to a private school, did it have all the tools necessary for you to be successful in college?
A: There is an online application available starting September 1.
A: Learn more about the Creighton University School of Dentistry