Matriculation Requirements

All Acceptances are Conditional

Accepted students have requirements to complete in order to be eligible for enrollment. Some of the conditions include:

  • Maintaining high professional standards of conduct
  • Continued satisfactory academic achievement
  • Completion of the DAT with a score of 15 or higher in all sections
  • Completion of any degree program (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or other professional degree programs) in which the accepted student is currently enrolled
  • Completion of a criminal background check with results deemed favorable by the College
  • Completion of a dean’s certification form with results deemed favorable by the College
  • Ongoing full disclosure of any past or future violations of the law or charges of misconduct
  • Completion of required immunizations and TB screenings
  • Enrollment in the UF student health insurance plan or proof of comparable coverage

To secure a place in the entering class, applicants must submit a written acceptance and a $200 non-refundable tuition deposit by the deadline specified in the acceptance letter.

Accepted candidates will enter the regular first-year dental curriculum and must complete all degree requirements with members of the regular dental class. Students must purchase all required instruments and texts, and pay University of Florida College of Dentistry tuition and fees.

Criminal Background Check

All accepted students are required to complete a background check.  Accepted students will be contacted by Certiphi Screening Incorporated via email within a day or two of receiving an offer of admission.  The cost of the background check varies from student to student, but is approximately $70. Results of the background check must be deemed favorable by the College.

Dean’s Certification Form

UF College of Dentistry requires the completion of a dean’s certification form which verifies student academic and conduct records. All entering students must submit forms from every institution at which he/she has earned (or will earn) a degree. Results of the dean’s certification form(s) must be deemed favorable by the College.


Entering students are required to provide proof of the following immunizations prior to enrollment:

  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tdap
  • MCV4 (Menactra/Menveo)
  • Tuberculosis screening is also required.

Immunizations are a matriculation requirement and have no bearing on the application process. Please wait to discuss your immunization status with an admissions officer once you have accepted an offer of admission and paid the tuition deposit to secure your place in the class.

UF Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement

Starting in Fall 2014, all entering DMD students are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided.

Questions about the requirement or how to submit a waiver?  Please contact UF Health Compliance Office:


Proof of State Residency

The University of Florida Admissions and Registrar offices manage the process for determining in-state and out-of-state status for tuition purposes for every student at UF. The initial residency classification is determined by the Office of Admissions based upon information provided on the UF Professional Application. The state of legal residence listed on your AADSAS application has no bearing on the initial residency reclassification. Failure to provide all relevant information and required documentation in the residency section of the admission application could result in a non-Florida or out-of-state resident classification for tuition purposes. In addition, failure to provide any additionally requested documentation or information may also result in a non-Florida classification.

After the completion of the first term at the university, a request for reclassification or change of residency status, known as a residency reclassification, can be made through the Office of the University Registrar. Residency status cannot be evaluated retroactively.

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