School of Dental Medicine Admissions Timeline

Applicants for Fall 2017
Month Year Detail
Spring 2016

Begin requesting letters of evaluation: one from a pre-health professions committee or three from individual professors — at least 2 from science professors, 1 from a liberal arts professor, employer, pastor, etc., and one from a dentist (total of 4 letters).

Prepare personal statement for AADSAS application.

Prepare for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT).

Summer 2016 Shadow a dentist(s) and/or specialist(s).
June 2016

AADSAS online application available from American Dental Education Association (ADEA) website.

Upon submission of the AADSAS application, applicants should submit the UNLV SDM supplemental application along with a $50 processing fee. First time users should click “New User” below the login icon. Users will be prompted to enter an email address and password.

July 2016 Take Dental Admissions Test no later than this date.
Sept. 2016 Interviews begin and take place through February/March.
Dec. 2016 Letters of acceptance mailed to qualified candidates. For status of application, please check Infosource website.
Jan. 2017 UNLV AADSAS Application deadline.
Feb. 2017

Deadline to submit all other supporting documentation.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority date.

Sept. 2017 Classes begin.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is complete and all supporting documents have been received by our office. Only complete files will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for interview decisions.