Grading Resource Guide

Update (Aug. 2017): Stony Brook University on longer self-identifies as a pass/fail dental school. For more information, please email Dr. Dolores Cannella at

The Grading Resource Guide is a compilation of grading practices and policies from the nine schools that use a pass/fail scoring model. It is intended to be used by advanced dental education program directors as an aid in reviewing applicants from these schools. None of these schools calculate grade point averages for their students.

This information was last updated in June 2015. 

Dental School Is ranking calculated? Is honors status awarded?
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Other Yes
East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine Yes No
Harvard School of Dental Medicine No Yes
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
School of Dental Medicine
No No
Roseman University of Health Sciences
College of Dental Medicine – South Jordan, Utah
No No
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine No No
University of California, Los Angeles
School of Dentistry
Internal Only Yes
University of California, San Francisco
School of Dentistry
No Yes
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine No No

Questions can be directed to the contact listed for each school. This resource is only available online and cannot be ordered. For inquiries about the Grading Resource Guide and ADEA PASS, please contact Emily Rhineberger at