DMD FAQ

Q: My Dental Admissions Test (DAT) scores are from five years ago; will my scores be accepted?

UIC will not accept a DAT score from five years ago, the oldest DAT that will be considered is one taken on or after 01/01/2014.

Q: Can I update my DAT score after the deadline?

Yes, if you choose to re-take the DAT, your updated ADA official score will be reported electronically via AADSAS. This process may take 2-4 weeks. You can also update your AADSAS application indicating the date in which you are scheduled to re-take the DAT.

Q: Will I receive a DDS or DMD degree upon successful completion of the DMD program?

Upon the successful completion of the program you will be awarded a Doctor of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

Q: Is financial aid available to help offset the cost of tuition for the DMD program?

Yes. Students enrolled in the Doctor of Dental Medicine program are eligible to receive federal financial aid.

Q: Can I apply directly to UIC without submitting an Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) application?

No, UIC requires that all students submit both an AADSAS and a UIC supplemental application.

Q: What are the UIC course requirements for the DMD program?

DMD applicants must have completed : a minimum of fourteen semester hours of Chemistry with labs including at least 4 semester hours in Organic Chemistry with lab; at least six semester hours of Physics with labs; at least six semester hours of Biology with lab; 1 course in Biochemistry; at least six semester hours in English. All courses must be a grade of C or better and be taken at an accredited US university or college.

Q: Is a US Bachelor's degree required for this program?

Yes. All applicants should be working towards or have already earned a US bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Q: My Dental Admissions Test (DAT) scores are from five years ago; will my scores be accepted?

UIC will not accept a DAT score from five years ago, the oldest DAT that will be considered is one taken on or after 01/01/2014.

Q: Can I update my DAT score after the deadline?

Yes, if you choose to re-take the DAT, your updated ADA official score will be reported electronically via AADSAS. This process may take 2-4 weeks. You can also update your AADSAS application indicating the date in which you are scheduled to re-take the DAT.

Q: Will I receive a DDS or DMD degree upon successful completion of the DMD program?

Upon the successful completion of the program you will be awarded a Doctor of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

Q: Is financial aid available to help offset the cost of tuition for the DMD program?

Yes. Students enrolled in the Doctor of Dental Medicine program are eligible to receive federal financial aid.

Q: Can I apply directly to UIC without submitting an Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) application?

No, UIC requires that all students submit both an AADSAS and a UIC supplemental application.

Q: What are the UIC course requirements for the DMD program?

DMD applicants must have completed : a minimum of fourteen semester hours of Chemistry with labs including at least 4 semester hours in Organic Chemistry with lab; at least six semester hours of Physics with labs; at least six semester hours of Biology with lab; 1 course in Biochemistry; at least six semester hours in English. All courses must be a grade of C or better and be taken at an accredited US university or college.

Q: Is a US Bachelor's degree required for this program?

Yes. All applicants should be working towards or have already earned a US bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.