How to Apply

*Effective June 1, 2013, the College of Dentistry will be unable to accept applications for the DMD program from out-of-state candidates. UIC will only accept and process applications from in-state candidates. The combined PhD/DMD program will continue to accept both in-state and out-of-state candidates. To be considered for the PhD/DMD program, all candidates must contact Katherine Long by September 1.

Online application

The UIC College of Dentistry currently participates in the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). Applications must be submitted through this service. After submitting the AADSAS application, you should also complete the UIC DMD supplemental application. OF IMPORTANCE:  Applicants should check their spam filter levels and trash for essential UIC email and online supplemental application guidance. 

Dates and deadlines

Applications for admission through AADSAS can be submitted between June 1st and December 1st of the year prior to matriculation. A rolling admissions process is used with preference given to earlier applications. Admission to the College of Dentistry is competitive, and it should be recognized that not all candidates who apply will be admitted. New classes enroll in the fall only, usually in mid-August.


Interviews are by invitation only and are required for DMD candidates.

Status Updates

Please note that application updates will be posted on the AADSAS portal on a weekly basis every Friday. As a result of the high volume of applications we cannot give phone or e-mail updates. Additionally, please be aware that due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), we are only able to provide status updates to applicants.

Offers of acceptance

Candidates offered a seat of acceptance will be provided with a deadline in which to reserve his/her seat.  In-state candidates offered a seat of acceptance must place a $300 deposit in the form of a check or money order, to reserve a seat.

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. We do not allow students to defer their admission.