- Create a personalized study plan to keep yourself accountable
- Work through two (2) full-length, content-aligned practice test, with detailed answers and explanations to EVERY question
- Take notes on question type and content
- Earn knowledge points to make studying fun
- Discover your strengths as well as your weaknesses so you can focus your studies
- Learn where you want, when you want. Dynamic delivery means you can prep at your own pace for tests on your mobile device, tablet, or computer.
- Best for: Dental school applicants familiar with the content, but needing practice for test day.
What is the DAT?
The Dental Admissions Test, or DAT, is required as part of your application to dental school. The DAT tests your retention of science-based academic knowledge acquired in your undergraduate classes, as well as your perceptual ability.
What's on the DAT?
The DAT contains four sections of multiple choice questions. Sections are: sciences, perceptual ability, reading comprehension, and quantitative reasoning.
How is the DAT scored?
The DAT is scored on a scale of 1 to 30. The number of questions you answer correctly, your raw score, is converted to a scaled score based on scores of other test-takers. There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
Who takes the DAT?
Anyone applying for dental school must take the DAT. However, each school sets their own score standards for admissions.
Should I prep for the DAT? And how much?
The DAT partially determines what dental schools for which you can gain admission. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with the content in order to prepare yourself for these exams. While everyone is different, Peterson’s recommends at least 6 weeks of preparation for test day.
How do I register for the DAT?
To register, you need a DENTPIN from the American Dental Association, which you can get online. Then, register through the ADA website.
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