Applicants

ADEA AADSAS

ADEA AADSAS FACT SHEET

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. Please be aware that ADEA AADSAS verifications occur in chronological order and on average take two weeks to complete.

Deadline November 1st – Applicants must have all of the following materials available to the UF College of Dentistry (through ADEA AADSAS) by November 1st:

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

Applicants who submit these materials after November 1st will only 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

Eligibility

An application will only be reviewed if the applicant is a United States citizen or United States permanent resident (green card holder) at the time of submission.

State Residency

Preference is given to residents of the state of Florida. Approximately 10% of our entering class is comprised of out-of-state students.

When reviewing applications for possible admission into our dental school, the state of legal residency listed on the ADEA AADSAS application is considered. However, the University of Florida Office of Admissions, not the College of Dentistry, determines state residency for tuition purposes, regardless of the applicant’s state residency designation on the ADEA AADSAS application. Visit Matriculants for additional information.

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants can apply before completing all prerequisite courses, but all prerequisite courses must be completed prior to matriculation with a letter grade of C or better from a regionally-accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada, including community/state colleges. No pass/fail credits are allowed.*

  • *Pass/Fail special considerations 
    • For coursework completed in 2020, pass/fail grades will be considered if your school did not provide an option for letter grades. Please locate your school’s webpage that outlines the policy details and save that link.
    • AP/IB credit is accepted if the courses are listed by the undergraduate institution as course-specific credit that is applied toward a bachelor’s degree on the official transcript.

Target Date June 1st – For the 2022-2023 admissions cycle, we strongly encourage all applicants to complete their prerequisite courses by June 1, 2023. Completion of prerequisite courses is an important factor when extending offers of admission to candidates on the waitlist.

To simulate the dental school experience, taking in-person prerequisite courses (when available) is strongly recommended.

Visit our matriculation requirements page to see the complete list of prerequisite courses.

For UF Undergraduate Students Only: The University of Florida Academic Advising Center has a list of UF courses for their students that satisfy our prerequisite requirements.

Dental Admission Test

Applications will not be considered before DAT scores are submitted. A minimum score of 15 in all sections is required from a single test date. When more than one DAT score report is submitted, the most recent is considered. Canadian DAT scores do not satisfy our admissions requirements. DAT scores must be received by our office no later than November 1st.

To meet the November 1st deadline, applicants must have the ADA send official DAT scores to ADEA AADSAS. While waiting on the ADA, applicants can upload unofficial DAT score reports to ADEA AADSAS to initiate the review process.

How to upload unofficial DAT score reports:

  1. Select Program Materials on your ADEA AADSAS application
  2. Select UF College of Dentistry
  3. Select Documents
  4. Scroll down to Optional Documents section
  5. Follow provided instructions to upload
  6. Send an email after your unofficial scores have uploaded successfully

GPA

We do not require a minimum GPA. To view the entering class GPA averages please visit: Entering Class Stats.

Degree

Prior to matriculation, accepted students are required to have earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Additionally, prior to matriculation, accepted students are required to complete any degree program (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or other professional degree) in which they are enrolled at the time of application.

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. UF College of Dentistry reserves the right to verify letters of evaluation for authenticity.

Supplemental Application

After holistic review of the ADEA AADSAS application, selected applicants will be invited by email to complete the UF College of Dentistry supplemental application, including a $30 fee. Not all applicants will be invited to complete a supplemental application. Please note that the information provided on the supplemental application will be used to determine the applicant’s initial residency classification for tuition purposes.

Interviews

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

Applicants will be notified of offers of admission no earlier than December 15th. Applicants will have 30 days to respond if accepted at any time prior to February 1st. From February 1st to May 15th, applicants will have 15 days to respond to an offer of admission.

To secure a place in the entering class, applicants must complete the Matriculation Requirements Acknowledgement form and send a $200 non-refundable tuition deposit by the deadline specified in the acceptance letter. If the candidate matriculates into UF College of Dentistry, the deposit will be applied toward their tuition.

The College of Dentistry does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, age, national origin or disability.

Technical Standards

Prior to accepting an offer of admission from UF College of Dentistry, you must review the Technical standards for dental school admission to determine that you are capable of complying with these requirements for our dental school.