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.