How to Apply To College of Dentistry DMD Program
Step 1: Consider Requesting a Tour. However, due to COVID-19, tours are suspended.

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the College of Dentistry Office of Admissions is taking measures to protect the health and welfare of our campus community and guests. The information below focuses on the impact on prospective students and applicants and will be continually updated. 

Impacts on visits, on- and off-campus events

Based on the University of Illinois System recommendations, effective Friday, March 13, on-campus tours will be suspended.

  • In addition to on-campus events, Admissions will not participate in off-campus events including school visits, college fairs and other non-essential travel. 
  • This suspension of activities is in place until further notice. Where possible, alternate programming is being planned. Check back here for details. 

Office closure until April 7

The College of Dentistry Office of Admissions is temporarily closed and staff will work remotely until April 7. We will not be able to receive in-person visits or phone calls.  Please contact us by email if you have any questions or need assistance.

Ms. Carolyn Feller
Director of Student and Diversity Affairs
 

Ms. Braulia Espinosa
Director of Student and Diversity Affairs

Ms. Laura Macias
Admissions Specialist
 

    This page was last updated: 3/20/20 

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    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. Deadline: November 15th.

    Go to ADEA AADSAS

     

    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.  Deadline: November 15th.

    Go to UIC DMD Supplemental Application

    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 (including both completed and planned courses), 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 March. 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 (but are often shorter). Interview formats are typically closed file and candidates interview one time 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.