Dentistry - Admission Statistics and Selection Process

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Dear University of Adelaide,

I am writing to you with regards to the admission statistics and selection process for the Dentistry course.

1. Admission statistics for the 2014 and 2015 admission cycles:
* No. of applicants
* No. of interviews
* No. of offers
* No. of places

2. What is the selection criteria for applicants invited for interview?

3. What is the admission criteria for applicants who were made offers?

4. What is the UMAT cut-off score for interviews?

5. How are personal statements used in the selection process?

6. How is work experience placement used in the selection process?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

James Brooke

Susan Coppin, University of Adelaide

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Dear James

 

To request access to University records under Freedom of Information
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it along with the application fee of $33.50.

 

However, you should note that FOI provides access to existing records, and
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Given the broad nature of your queries, can I suggest that you first allow
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there are publicly available documents that might provide the information
you are requesting without resorting to FOI.

 

If that information is not available, then you may choose to proceed with
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Sue

 

 

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The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005

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From: James Brooke <[FOI #2709 email]>
Sent: Monday, 14 November 2016 4:51:02 PM
To: Susan Coppin
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Dentistry - Admission Statistics
and Selection Process

 

Dear University of Adelaide,

I am writing to you with regards to the admission statistics and selection
process for the Dentistry course.

1. Admission statistics for the 2014 and 2015 admission cycles:
* No. of applicants
* No. of interviews
* No. of offers
* No. of places

2. What is the selection criteria for applicants invited for interview?

3. What is the admission criteria for applicants who were made offers?

4. What is the UMAT cut-off score for interviews?

5. How are personal statements used in the selection process?

6. How is work experience placement used in the selection process?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

James Brooke

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Dear Susan Coppin,

Thank you for your email.

Did you get a reply from the School of Dentistry on my query?

Yours sincerely,
James Brooke

Susan Coppin, University of Adelaide

Dear James

As I had no response from you, I haven’t progressed with your initial request.

Given your current query, I will proceed to make enquiries on your behalf.

Regards

Sue

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Susan Coppin, University of Adelaide

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Dear James

I have received the following details from the Faculty of Health Sciences in relation to publically available information to answer your queries.

They have also provided a link to the BDS and BOH Admissions Guide: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/admission... where much of this information is contained.

1. Admission statistics for the 2014 and 2015 admission cycles:
* No. of applicants
* No. of interviews
* No. of offers
* No. of places

This information is not publically available.

2. What is the selection criteria for applicants invited for interview?

Interviews are by invitation only, and will be offered by the University on the basis of an applicant’s UMAT score. Invitations for an interview will be based on performance in the UMAT with each of the three UMAT sections having equal weighting. (See page 9 of the Admissions Guide).

Interview criteria
The interview will focus on an applicant’s:
• Knowledge of the University of Adelaide BDS degree
• Motivation to become a Dentist
• Compatibility with the University of Adelaide BDS degree
• Interpersonal and communication skills.
(See Page 10 of the Admissions Guide)

3. What is the admission criteria for applicants who were made offers?

The admission criteria is applied to all applicants and outlined in the Admissions Guide and Degree Finder:
Merit Ranking Process: Applicants will be ranked in consideration for an offer based on their performance in the three components of the admissions process
• UMAT/PQA
• Interview (by invitation)
• Academic Score

Additional Requirements (but not included in the merit ranking)
• Subject perquisites are an entry requirement
• For International applicants we also require an IELTS of 7 or equivalent.
(See pages 9 and 14 of the Admissions Guide)

4. What is the UMAT cut-off score for interviews?

This information is not publically available.

5. How are personal statements used in the selection process?

It isn’t utilised in the admission entry process. Personal statements, testimonials, character/ school/work references, awards, certificates and predicted results do not make up any of the selection components and will not be considered. Applicants are asked not to submit these documents to the University. (See pages 9 and 14 of the Admission Guide)

6. How is work experience placement used in the selection process?

It isn’t utilised in the admission entry process. (See pages 9 and 14 of the Admission Guide).

Should you wish to pursue access to information that is not publically available under Freedom of Information, you will need to submit the attached form along with the application fee of $33.50.

Regards

Sue

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Sue Coppin
Freedom of Information Offier
The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005
Ph : +61 8 8313 5184
[mobile number]
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