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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 (UFCD) through ADEA AADSAS by November 1st:

  1. Verified ADEA AADSAS Application as specified by ADEA guidelines.
  2. DAT Scores
    •  Request your official DAT scores to be sent from the ADA to your ADEA AADSAS Application or upload your unofficial DAT score report to Documents within your ADEA AADSAS application.
  3. At least 3 Letters of Evaluation or 1 Committee Letter.

All applications, including those that are incomplete, will be released for review as-is on November 2, 2024. UF College of Dentistry does not guarantee an application will be considered if the DAT or Letters of Evaluation requirement is not met by the deadline.

Target Date September 1st – Historically, our most successful applicants have the verified ADEA AADSAS application, DAT scores and all letters of evaluation received by our office through ADEA AADSAS or email 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 the entering class is comprised of out-of-state students.

For application review purposes, UFCD must follow the state of legal residency listed on the ADEA AADSAS application. However, the University of Florida, determines state residency for tuition purposes based on published criteria rather than what an applicant lists on the 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 in August 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 2024-2025 admissions cycle, it is strongly encouraged for all applicants to complete their prerequisite courses by June 2025. Completion of prerequisite courses by June 2025 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 the 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 the prerequisite requirements for UFCD.

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 UFCD admissions requirements. DAT scores must be received by UFCD no later than November 1st.

Request your official DAT scores to be sent from the ADA to your ADEA AADSAS Application or upload your unofficial DAT score report to Documents within your ADEA AADSAS application 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

GPA

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

Degree

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). Letters do not need to be written by specific professors or professionals. Letter writers should submit letters via ADEA AADSAS. UFCD reserves the right to verify letters of evaluation for authenticity.

Supplemental Application

After a holistic review of the ADEA AADSAS application, selected applicants will be invited by email to complete the UFCD supplemental application ($30 fee). Not every applicant 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 for an 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 13th. 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 UFCD, the deposit will be applied toward their tuition.

UFCD 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 UFCD, you must review the Technical standards for dental school admission to determine that you are capable of complying with these requirements for UFCD.