The College of Dentistry does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, age, national origin, or disability. Additional details on technical standards for dental school admission can be accessed here.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (green card holders).
Prerequisite Courses – New as of July 2015
Applicants can apply before completing all of the prerequisite courses, but must be able to finish all prerequisite courses before enrollment. All prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C or better (no pass/fail credits allowed). See the complete list of prerequisite courses here.
UPDATE: Genetics/Molecular Biology and Psychology are no longer required. Additionally, 3 semester credit hours will satisfy the Biochemistry requirement.
The Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS⤷) is a centralized application service that simplifies the application process by providing one standard dental school application for AADSAS-participating dental schools. Individuals applying through ADEA AADSAS complete one application which is sent to all dental schools designated by the applicant.
The application deadline is November 1. Please be aware that it can take 4-6 weeks⤷ for ADEA AADSAS to process and forward applications.
Dental Admission Test
Applications will not be considered before DAT⤷ scores are submitted. A minimum score of 15 in all sections is required. When more than one DAT score is reported, the most recent set of scores is considered. Canadian DAT scores do not satisfy our admissions requirements.
We do not require a minimum GPA.
Accepted students are required to have earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally-accredited college or university in the US or Canada prior to matriculation. Additionally, accepted students are required to complete any degree program (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or other professional degree programs) in which he or she is currently enrolled prior to matriculation.
Letters of Evaluation
Three individual letters or one committee letter are required. (Letter types defined by ADEA). We do not require letters to be written by specific professors or professionals. Letter writers should submit letters via ADEA AADSAS⤷.
Preference is given to residents of the state of Florida. Approximately 10% of our entering class is comprised of out-of-state students.
We are an ADEA AADSAS participating school which means for application review purposes, we must follow the state of legal residency listed on the AADSAS application. However, the University of Florida Office of Admissions determines state residency for tuition purposes without any consideration for what an applicant listed on his/her AADSAS application.
After a holistic review of the AADSAS application, some applicants will be invited to complete the UF College of Dentistry supplemental application which includes a $30 fee. (Not every applicant will be invited to complete a supplemental application.)
Select candidates will be invited to interview with the admissions committee. Interview invitations will be sent via email. An interview is required to be eligible for admission.
Offers of Admission
The earliest an applicant will be notified of an offer of admission is December 1. Applicants will have 30 days to respond if accepted on or after December 1. If accepted on or after February 1, applicants will have 15 days to respond.
To secure a place in the entering class, applicants must submit a written acceptance and a $200 non-refundable tuition deposit by the deadline specified in the acceptance letter.