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Application Guide 2023: 


How To Get Into Dentistry With Low Grades UK In 2023

<p class="font_9"><strong>Dr. Sonal Gandhi</strong></p>
<p class="font_9">Dental Admissions Expert</p>

Dr. Sonal Gandhi

Dental Admissions Expert


Click here: UCAT Cut Offs - Dental Universities (2023 Entry Updated)

The decision to study Dentistry is an amazing choice however, it can be difficult with low grades or qualifications. Due to the highly competitive nature of applying to dental school, low grades may result in not gaining an offer. 

This may be due to low GCSE / A Level grades or even low scores in the UCAT exam. Below we tell you how to think and apply strategies to help get you into dental school with low grades.


Dentistry Entry Requirements

Every dental university has different entry requirements. Some universities focus on one aspect more than others such as some focusing on A-Levels more and others focusing on your UCAT score. It is definitely worth looking at all university entry requirements and seeing which one matches your grades. For example, if you have a very low UCAT score it may be worth applying to universities that do not look at the UCAT (such as Leeds Dental School).

Every university has a different entry requirement for A Levels with most requiring A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and one other A-Level. These range from A*AA to AAA with the occasional few accepting AAB. This means if you are predicted AAA but apply to a university offering A*AA this will weaken your application and can reduce your chance of getting into a dental university. Contact our UCAT Tutors to help prevent this from happening.