- The College of Dentistry does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, age, national origin or disability.
- Technical standards for dental school admission⤷.
- 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.
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. Please be aware that it can take 4-6 weeks⤷ for ADEA AADSAS to process and forward applications.
Deadline November 1st – Applicants must submit all of the following materials to the UF College of Dentistry Office of Admissions by November 1st:
- Verified ADEA AADSAS Application as specified by ADEA guidelines
- DAT Scores
- At least 3 Letters of Evaluation or one committee letter
Applicants who submit these materials after November 1st, will be considered on a space-available basis.
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.
Preference is given to residents of the state of Florida. Approximately 10% of our entering class is comprised of out-of-state students.
For application review purposes, we must follow the state of legal residency listed on the ADEA AADSAS application. However, the University of Florida Office of Admissions determines state residency for tuition purposes without any consideration for what an applicant lists on the AADSAS application. Visit Becoming a Competitive Applicant for additional information.
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. No pass/fail credits are allowed. Visit our matriculant requirements page to see the complete list of prerequisite courses.
- Target Date June 1st – For the 2019-2020 admissions cycle, we strongly encourage all applicants to complete their prerequisite courses by June 1, 2020. Completion of prerequisite courses is an important factor when extending offers of admission to candidates on the waitlist.
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. DAT scores must be received by our office no later than November 1st.
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 United States or Canada prior to matriculation in August. Additionally, accepted students are required to complete any degree program (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or other professional degree programs) in which they are 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. UF College of Dentistry reserves the right to verify letters of evaluation for authenticity.
After a holistic review of the ADEA AADSAS application, some applicants will be invited by email to complete the UF College of Dentistry supplemental application which includes a $37 fee. (Not every applicant will be invited to complete a supplemental application.)
Select candidates will be invited to an in-person 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 2nd. Applicants will have 30 days to respond if accepted on or after December 2. If accepted on or after February 1, applicants will have 15 days to respond.
To secure a place in the entering class, applicants must complete a Matriculation Requirements Acknowledgement form and a $200 non-refundable tuition deposit by the deadline specified in the acceptance letter.