Background Check, Dean’s Form, & Transcripts – Due February 18

Criminal Background Check

Who to contact with questions or concerns:
Certiphi at 800-803-9582

UFCD has a contract with Certiphi Screening Incorporated (Certiphi) to complete criminal background checks on all incoming DMD students. All accepted students should receive an email from Certiphi within a day or two of receiving an offer of admission. (Be sure to check your junk email.) This email will include all of the information you need to initiate your background check. The cost of the background check varies from student-to-student. Certiphi will authorize your credit card for $150 up front. After the background check is complete, you will be refunded for any overage. Typically, a background check is approximately $70. The cost increases if there is more than one name to search or if you previously lived in a place with high access fees to obtain records. If you have additional questions, please contact Certiphi directly: 800-803-9582. Once your background check is complete and released to our office, we will access it through Certiphi’s online reporting system. You do not need to submit a paper copy to our office.

Dean’s Certification Form

Who to contact with questions or concerns:
UFCD Office of Admissions at DMDAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu

Submit a Dean’s Certification Form to the office in charge of student conduct records from every institution that has awarded or will award you a degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate), e.g. Dean of Students, Student Records, Administrative Officer in charge of student conduct records. Fill out the top portion of the form and give it to the institution(s). A qualified school official needs to complete the second portion of the form and submit it directly to our office by email, fax, or mail. It is your responsibility to make sure this form is received by our office by the February 18th deadline.

Transcripts

Who to contact with questions or concerns:
UFCD Office of Admissions at DMDAdmissions@dental.ufl.edu

You are required to submit official transcripts to enroll at UFCD; we do not receive the official transcripts you submitted directly to AADSAS. Be sure to only request physical transcripts to be mailed to our office; do not request electronic transcripts because UFCD Admissions does not receive electronic versions. You need to submit transcripts from every school where you completed a prerequisite course AND from every school at which you earned a degree. Please send all final physical transcripts to:

University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 100445
1395 Center Drive, Room D3-5
Gainesville, FL 32610-0445

*University of Florida transcripts: UFCD Admissions is able to access UF transcripts internally. There’s no need for you to submit UF transcripts – official or unofficial.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

  • If you graduated before January 2022: you need to submit your official final transcripts to the Office of Admissions by February 18, 2022. These must be delivered to our office in an official, sealed envelope. The transcripts you submit must show that your degree has been awarded. If your official transcript does not show that your degree has been awarded, you’ll be required to submit another official transcript that indicates your degree has been awarded.
  • If you graduate after January 2022: you must submit unofficial transcripts (emailed screenshots are fine) to our office by February 18 that show your grades through Fall 2021.

    At the completion of the Spring 2022 semester, you need to submit unofficial transcripts to our office showing grades for the Spring 2022 semester. If you graduate at the end of the Spring 2022 semester, you need to request that your school submit official transcripts to our office as soon as your degree has posted on your transcript. If your official transcript does not show that your degree has been awarded, you’ll be required to submit another official transcript that indicates your degree has been awarded.

    At the completion of the Summer 2022 semester, you need to submit unofficial transcripts to our office showing grades for the Summer 2022 semester. If you graduate at the end of the Summer 2022 semester, you need to have your academic advisor submit a letter or email to our office that certifies that you have completed your degree requirements. Summer graduates are rarely able to supply official transcripts that show the awarding of the degree prior to orientation. The letter of confirmation from your advisor along with unofficial transcripts that include summer grades will suffice until your official transcript becomes available.

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