American Dental Education Association Application
The UNLV School of Dental Medicine participates in the American Dental Education Association's (ADEA) Application Service—AADSAS. For application and procedures, please refer to their website. The application deadline is January 1 of the year you intend to enroll.
Supplemental Application to the UNLV School of Dental Medicine
In addition to the AADSAS application, applicants should submit the UNLV SDM supplemental application along with the $75 processing fee. The supplemental application is a required component that along with your AADSAS application will complete your file and allow your application to enter the UNLV SDM Admissions Committee review process. You must also complete the registration pages located on the UNLV Graduate College website. First time users should click “New User” below the login icon. Users will be prompted to enter an email address and password.
Dental Admissions Test Scores
All applicants applying to dental schools are required to take this test as part of the application process. The DAT is administered through the Prometric Testing Centers located throughout the United States. The Canadian DAT is not accepted. For more information, please write or call the American Dental Association’s Division of Educational Measurements at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, 800-232-1694.
We recommended that applicants take the DAT as soon as possible. If your application file is missing your DAT scores, the admissions committee will be unable to review your application for admittance. Scores prior to 2018 will not be considered.
Letters of Evaluation
A letter of evaluation from a college's pre-health professions committee will satisfy this requirement. If the applicant’s university does not have a committee, he or she must submit four individual letters of evaluation. Two of the letters must be from hard science professors, the third letter must be from a dentist with whom the applicant has shadowed or worked, and the fourth may be from a liberal arts professor, employer, pastor, etc
As part of the AADSAS application, transcripts must be submitted from all colleges and institutions attended. Prior to matriculation, accepted students must again submit official transcripts from all colleges and institutions attended to verify prerequisites and degrees.
After a preliminary review of the AADSAS and supplemental applications, eligible candidates will be extended an invitation for an interview. The Admissions Committee will make the final selection.