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17 October, 2023

DAT Academic Average Calculation

The Academic Average is the most important score Dental schools look at. In this article, we will review how DAT Academic Average Calculations are performed.
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The Academic Average is the most important component of your DAT score. Dental school admission committees particularly value it highly because it is a key indicator of how well you performed on the DAT.

How Do I Calculate the DAT Academic Average?

The Academic Average is the rounded average of a candidate’s scale scores in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Quantitative Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. Note: The Academic Average does not include Perceptual Ability scores.

For example, if your scores are:

What Is a Good Academic Average Score?

The higher your Academic Average score is, the better. Ideally, we recommend students aim for a DAT Academic Average of at least 21+ to stay competitive. However, if you score less than this, it’s not the end of the world. You can still get into dental school by improving other aspects of your application.