During the Application Cycle

Observe UF College of Dentistry Application Timeline

Deadline November 1st – Applicants must submit all of the following materials to the UFCD Office of Admissions by November 1st:

  1. Verified ADEA AADSAS Application as specified by ADEA guidelines
  2. DAT Scores
  3. At least 3 Letters of Evaluation or 1 Committee Letter

Applicants who submit these materials after November 1st, will be considered on a space-available basis.

Target Date September 1st – Historically, our most successful applicants submit the verified ADEA AADSAS application, DAT scores and all letters of evaluation by September 1st.

Apply Through ADEA AADSAS

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 ADEA 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 cycle opens in mid-May each year and the deadline to submit an ADEA AADSAS application for UFCD is November 1st. However, it is very important to apply early in the cycle. We consistently receive over half of our total applications by the end of July.

ADEA AADSAS provides a wealth of information about how to successfully fill-out, submit, and complete an application.

Respond to Your Emails

UFCD will send you an email to notify you when we have received your application from ADEA AADSAS. Pay close attention to this email. We may ask for additional information. Be sure to check your junk and spam folders.

If your application is incomplete, you will receive an email with information on what is lacking on your application. Please submit any outstanding documentation as quickly as possible.

Remember, it can take 4-6 weeks for ADEA AADSAS to process your application and submit it to us. Don’t expect to receive an email from us immediately after you click submit on ADEA AADSAS.

Requests to submit supplemental applications and invitations for interview are emailed to applicants. Check and double check your junk and spam folders!

Check your status on ADEA AADSAS

UFCD Office of Admissions works hard to keep your application status up-to-date on the ADEA AADSAS applicant portal. Please check your status there before contacting our office with questions.

What does my ADEA AADSAS status mean for my UFCD application?

  • None: Your ADEA AADSAS application has not yet been verified. You may still need to provide information to ADEA AADSAS. Your application is not in the review process.
  • Received/Under Review: We have begun to initially process your application. You’re waiting on us; your application is in the review process.
  • Received/Waiting Additional Information: Your application is incomplete. We’re waiting on you; your application will NOT move forward in the review process. This means we’ve sent you an email detailing that you still need to submit LOEs, DAT scores, citizenship/visa information, supplemental application materials, etc.
  • Invited for Interview: We’ve emailed an interview invitation to you. Be sure to respond to this email!
  • Received/Application Complete: You have completed all the steps in the application process (including an interview) and are awaiting an official decision from the admissions committee. You’re waiting on us again.

Complete the FAFSA

Students who will begin dental school in August 2023 are strongly encouraged to apply for Financial Aid during the application cycle. To apply for Financial Aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.gov/ which opens on October 1, 2022. To receive the best financial aid offer, complete the FAFSA as early as possible. In order for UF Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to consider you for a financial aid package, you must be a degree-seeking, admitted student. All UFCD students should apply each and every year; financial aid is not renewed automatically. The FAFSA allows applicants to list up to 10 schools and the UF federal school code is 001535.

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