Creation of the University of Colorado School of Dentistry (UCSD) was authorized in 1922. The School of Dentistry enrolled its first class of 25 in 1973. Presently, the school enrolls 50 students annually. The small class size is an asset to the teaching and learning process. Admission The majority of students accepted to the School of Dentistry have completed at least 4 years of undergraduate work and have received an undergraduate degree. The basic requirement for admission is the completion of at least 90 semester hours (135 quarter hours) with at least 30 hours of upper-division courses for a letter grade. Limitations on Community College work are not more than 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) will count toward the 90-semester hour minimum. Preference is given to state residents and applicants from Western states under the WICHE agreement. Nonresidents are considered. Students must also complete the basic predental science courses, plus 2 humanities course and 1 English composition course, and have received letter grades in all required courses. Possible useful electives are courses in business management/finance, studio art, psychology, communications, cell biology, anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, immunology, and histology.