Applying To Dental School

As you prepare to apply to dental school, you will find it helpful to become acquainted with the core educational curriculum, typical admissions requirements, and the application process. 

To initiate the dental school application process:

Take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT)

The DAT is designed to assess general academic performance, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability. DAT scores are one of many factors used in making admissions decisions. DAT sample test information

Submit an ADEA AADSAS application

ADEA AADSAS is a centralized application service designed to streamline the application process.  Applicants submit a single application that is sent to dental schools designated by the applicant. Currently 61 U.S. dental schools and one Canadian dental school participate in ADEA AADSAS.

Timeline for 2014 Application Cycle


2014 Application Timeline


*Please use this as a general guide. For more complete information about the AADSAS application, please visit the ADEA website. ADEA AADSAS application cycle is typically June 1-February 1.  You are encouraged to apply early, as many dental schools have application submission deadlines earlier than February 1, and all dental schools begin extending offers of admission on December 2.


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