You need to begin developing a competitive portfolio for dental school as soon as you declare yourself on the pre-dental track. The formal dental school application process begins approximately a year and a half before you aspire to enter. Therefore, if you are planning on entering dental school during the academic year following completion of your undergraduate degree at UM, you will apply during the summer after your junior year. But you should begin the formal application process with the Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring in spring of your junior year.
Outlined below is an overview. Please click on the links on the right for step-by-step instructions. The calendar for current Pre-Health Sessions can be found under the Pre-Health File/Information Sessions tab at the top of this web page.