Important Dates

Applications are generally available online in June. Students should initiate applications as early as possible.

Applications received by AADSAS after November 15 cannot be considered for admission to the incoming first-year class.

  • November 15 - Last date for applications to be submitted through AADSAS
  • November 30 - Last date for all supplementary/remaining materials and deposit to be submitted to UAB

The UAB School of Dentistry offers equal educational opportunities to all qualified individuals. A concentrated effort is made to identify capable and motivated members of underrepresented minority groups who are interested in the study of dentistry. Interested individuals should contact the Admissions Office.

Preference is given to bona fide residents of Alabama who apply for admission to the School of Dentistry. However, applications are considered from all students who have superior academic records.

AADSAS Application

In an attempt to facilitate the application process, UAB School of Dentistry participates in the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) application service. Through AADSAS, the applicant files only one application for admission to any of the participating dental schools. Extreme care should be exercised to make certain that the application form is filled out accurately and completely. Errors or omissions will delay processing. AADSAS will process the application for distribution to each of the participating schools designated by the applicant. Applicants will be required to pay an initial application fee through AADSAS upon submitting their application.

Supplemental Application

All Alabama applicants and those out-of-state residents whose AADSAS applications indicate they can be given serious consideration, will be requested to file a supplemental application. This form requests additional information that is not part of the AADSAS material. This supplemental application, along with all transcripts, letters of recommendation and other specified documents, should be received by the Admissions Office no later than November 30 of the year for which admission is sought. A nominal non-refundable fee of $100 is required to file this supplemental application. See payments section below.


Those applicants who are reapplying must file new and complete applications through AADSAS, as well as an updated supplemental application. Applicants reapplying will be charged the non-refundable application fees.

Admissions Process

Applicants whose credentials indicate they may qualify for admission will be invited for an interview with the Admissions Committee. Interviews will be conducted virtually, at leaset in the beginning of the cycle.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection via the AADSAS website.


Applicants who are approved for admission to the incoming freshman class are required to make a $1000 deposit to “UAB” to reserve a place in that class. This deposit is credited to the account of the matriculate at the time of registration and is non-refundable unless admission is revoked by the Admissions Committee for any valid reason as determined by the committee.


Payment for the supplemental application fee and deposit may be made online.

Please note that you should only submit the supplemental application fee if you have received an invitation to complete the supplemental application via AADSAS.