Program Application Process

Step 1: Know the deadline  

The deadline to submit your application is December 15.

Step 2: Know the requirements  

Required Education:

For consideration of admission, students should have a bachelor's degree (preferred) or have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours of college preparation.

Prerequisite Courses:

Elective Courses:

In addition to basic preparation in the sciences, elective courses should be selected that will broaden the student's intellectual background and lay the groundwork for a full professional life:

Step 3: Notify us of your intent to apply  

Notify the following organizations of your intent to apply:

Step 4: Apply online 

The College of Dentistry participates in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).  All materials, including transcripts, certified evaluations of transcripts, and letters of evaluation are submitted online through the ADEA AADSAS application process. Applicants should have all materials submitted to AADSAS and documents sent to UNMC College of Dentistry by December 15.

Applicants are required to submit transcripts to ADEA AADSAS from every international college or university attended. Evaluation of international coursework completed by WES or ECE should also be submitted with the transcripts.

Step 5: Submit additional application materials 

A separate non-refundable application and processing fee of $60 is required by the College of Dentistry. A link and instructions to pay the fee online will be emailed to you following the submission of your AADSAS application.

For faster processing, please email the following documents to, or send hard copy documents to the above address.

Step 6: After the application  

Top candidates will be invited to interview with the Admissions Committee via video conferencing in mid-February.

Accepted applicants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500. This will be applied to their tuition when they enroll in the program.

Accepted applicants will be required to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) after arrival in the United States. If the applicant obtains scores below the national average, counseling is recommended before retaking the test.

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