DAT® Prep, Your Way
Meet the new Kaplan DAT course—built for you, based on student feedback.
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DAT Prep Course
- Live instruction covering all the content and skills tested on the DAT.
- 12 class sessions with an expert DAT teacher.
- PAT and Organic Chemistry taught by our top Live Online faculty.
- A personalized study plan that adjusts to your strengths and weaknesses.
- 120+ hours of online study material.
- 5 full-length practice tests.
- 40 interactive video workshops covering frequently tested topics.
- Section tests and topic-specific quizzes in a realistic format.
- DAT Lesson Book and Review Notes—More than 900 pages of DAT content and practice questions.
- DAT Quicksheets and Flashcards—Study frequently tested content at a glance or on-the-go.
DAT Prep Course PLUS
The best value in DAT Prep
Get everything that comes with DAT Prep In Person, PLUS...
3 hours of one-on-one coaching from your personal DAT coach.
- Learn how to manage your time wisely
- Develop a personalized study plan that works best for you
- Get essential Test Day tips from a DAT expert
- Gain insight into the dental school admissions process
- Meet live online in our virtual classroom
Additional Math Foundations Self-Paced Course ($299 Value)
- Instruction and practice in fundamental math skills
- Prep for the math tested for the Survey of Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning sections
Learn in a classroom located near you with an expert teacher.
Learn on your laptop or mobile device with an expert teacher.
Study at your own pace in a location that's convenient for you.
Work one-on-one with a tutor, at home or online – and get a prep course included at no additional cost.
Boost your DAT prep with a Prep PLUS Course
Need more one-on-one support or extra help with foundational instruction in key DAT content areas? Our Prep PLUS Course is for you.Learn More
Math Foundations - Self-Paced
A collection of online videos and practice questions designed to build a strong foundation in the fundamental math skills needed for the Survey of Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning sections of the DAT.
3 Hours of 1-on-1 Coaching Live Online
Get personal with individual review and analysis of your practice test results, help building a study plan, and guidance on the dental school application process.
Strongest guarantee in DAT prep
We use feedback from the thousands of students we've helped prepare for the DAT to continually improve our curriculum. You’re guaranteed a higher DAT score, or your money back.†
At your speed. On your schedule.
Live Online gives you access to an all-star team of Kaplan’s top instructors from around the country. Join a live, interactive classroom and get instant one-on-one help with your questions.
Your laptop or mobile device becomes the classroom. When your prep course comes to you, that’s one less place you have to be.
Our team is ready to answer student questions during every scheduled class. Participate in class discussions or ask questions one-on-one via live chat.
Prep your way
Flexible live class times and on-demand video lessons allow you to prep whenever it’s convenient.
About the DAT
The Dental Admission Test®, developed by the American Dental Association (ADA) and administered year-round at Prometric Testing Centers, is a standardized, multiple-choice exam created to help dental school admissions officers assess your knowledge as a prerequisite to the study of dental medicine. It is required by most dental schools as part of their admissions process.
The DAT Test: Fast Facts
The DAT exam requires substantial stamina and focus. It has 280 questions and is 4 hours and 15 minutes long, excluding breaks. Kaplan’s DAT practice tests, available in every DAT prep course we offer, give you the realistic practice you need so there are no surprises on Test Day.
The DAT is offered exclusively on computer and consists of a battery of four distinct tests: Survey of Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning. Based on your strengths and weaknesses, Kaplan’s DAT prep courses offer ways to customize your DAT prep around your greatest areas of opportunity using personalized recommendations just for you through our SmartReportsTM.
On the Survey of Natural Sciences, you will have 90 minutes to answer 100 multiple-choice questions, subdivided into three science areas: Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.
On the Reading Comprehension section, you'll have 60 minutes to address three passages, with a total of 50 questions. These long, dense excerpts are often filled with scientific jargon and technical explanations.
The DAT has a unique section called the Perceptual Ability Test (PAT), designed to test your spatial visualization skills and your ability to interpret two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects. On the PAT, you'll have 60 minutes to answer a total of 90 questions divided into six categories, each consisting of 15 questions.
Scoring on the DAT can be confusing. You will receive 7 scores, including a separate score for Reading Comprehension, Perceptual Ability, Quantitative Reasoning, and each of the 3 science disciplines tested in Survey of Natural Sciences. In addition, you will receive an Academic Average Score, which takes into account your performance on all of the sections of the exam except Perceptual Ability.
Each of these scores is reported on a 1-30 scale (30 being the highest possible score). A score of 17 signifies average performance on a national basis. Scores are based on the total number of correct answers; so there is no penalty for guessing. The fee to take the DAT exam is $460. You can only take the DAT once every 90 days.
EXPERTISE & SUPPORT
Learn from DAT experts who coach and support you throughout your prep.
CUTTING-EDGE STUDY PLAN
Follow a dynamic study plan that serves up the right material just for you.
Take the most realistic full-length and section-length tests, plus quizzes on any DAT topic.
Get a higher score, guaranteed or your money back.†
Breathe easy knowing that we believe in you. We are so confident in your success that if your score doesn't improve, we'll either give you your money back, or let you retake the class for free. For full eligibility requirements, visit kaptest.com/hsg.