1. What constitutes a complete file?
A complete file includes the AADSAS application, the $60.00 supplemental fee, a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation, and official DAT scores.
2. Does UCLA require a secondary application?
No, the supplemental questions for our program are included on the AADSAS application.
3. Can I pay the supplemental fee online?
Yes, the supplemental fee is to be paid online on the School of Dentistry website after you receive an email notification from the office. Checks or money orders will not be accepted.
4. I applied to the program last year but I was not accepted. How can I re-apply?
Re-applicants must submit a new AADSAS application and pay the supplemental fee again. No part of a previous year’s application can be used in a new application cycle.
5. How can I check on the status of my application?
You may check if your file is complete on the AADSAS website two to three weeks after
paying the supplemental fee. The decision code for complete files will be set to “Received/ Application Complete.” Unfortunately, our office cannot provide status checks over the
telephone and does not notify applicants if they are missing any materials. You may also
email the admissions coordinator if your status is not updated on the AADSAS website a few weeks after paying the fee at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your AADSAS number for verification purposes in the email.
6. Can I update any information on the AADSAS application by emailing the admissions office?
No, all updates must be submitted to AADSAS and cannot be emailed directly to our office.
7. Besides grades and DAT scores, what additional factors are considered by the Admissions Committee?
The Committee will consider significant work experience, community involvement, graduate studies, economic or educational disadvantage, rigor of undergraduate major, course load and indications of growth and maturity. All information in the personal statement and letters of recommendation are given careful consideration.
8. Do you grant interviews?
Yes, interviews are by invitation only.
9. What is rolling admissions?
Rolling admissions at the UCLA School of Dentistry means the Admissions Committee reads files and makes decisions on a continual basis. Applicants are informed of decisions between December and the end of April. Although individual decisions are not based on the date the application is received, applicants are urged to apply and complete their files as early as possible. This will allow all applications to be completed and ready for review as soon as possible.