How to Apply To College of Dentistry DMD Program
Step 1 : Request a Tour

Visit us, talk to an admissions representative, and learn more about what the UIC College of Dentistry has to offer. This is not a required step, but is encouraged to explore more about UIC and the admissions process.

Request a tour

Submit Applications
Step 2: Submit Applications

Complete the AADSAS Application

Submit your College of Dentistry application to the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). Applicants will be responsible for manually entering all grades from college level and higher coursework on the central application.

Complete the Supplemental Application

After submitting the AADSAS application, complete the UIC DMD supplemental application. The system will request an $85 application fee which can only be paid via credit card. 

Complete Academic Updates
Step 3: Complete Academic Updates

It is requested that candidates update their Academic records during the time frame allowed by AADSAS. The UIC College of Dentistry is unable to accept transcripts, additional letters of recommendation, resume's and other documents once the AADSAS application is submitted, unless requested by the Admissions staff.

Selection & Acceptance
Step 4: Selection & Acceptance

Selection

Since the College has a limited capacity, it must be selective in choosing students. The selection is based upon the applicant's credentials, letters of recommendation, and information obtained during the application process. A rolling admissions process is used with preference given to earlier applications. Applicants are responsible for deadlines.  As a state institution, there is a strong preference for Illinois residents. Admission to the College of Dentistry is competitive, and it should be recognized that not all candidates who apply will be admitted. The Office of Admissions will notify all applicants of a final admissions decision no later than April.

An on-campus interview is required. Interviews are held from September through February. The interview will be extended by the College's Admissions Office via email at the approval of the Admissions Committee. Interview days can last up to 7-1/2 hours in duration. Interview formats are typically closed file and individual candidates meet with 1-2 faculty members. Candidates should not contact the Office of Admissions to request an interview.

Application Process Details

Reapplications and Deferrals

Application materials are not retained by UIC. If you would like to reapply, you must resubmit all materials through the AADSAS portal. Reapplicant advising is available following the close of the cycle after April 1 of each year. Requests for deferred entrance into our college are for exceptional circumstances only.

Please note that the Office of Admissions is unable to provide update information due to the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). More information.