Important Dates

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

Applications received by AADSAS after November 15, 2021, cannot be considered for admission to the incoming first-year class.

  • October 31, 2021 - Last date for applications to be submitted through AADSAS
  • November 15, 2021 - 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.

Reapplication

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 least in the beginning of the cycle.

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

Deposit

Applicants who are approved for admission to the incoming freshman class are required to make a $1,000 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.

Payments

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.

Residency Determination for UAB SOD Tuition Purposes

Purpose: To determine if incoming dental students are considered “resident-students” or “non-resident-students” for UAB SOD tuition purposes.

The Office of the Registrar, the Graduate School, and the admissions/registration offices of the professional schools, as appropriate, are designated as the offices empowered at UAB to determine and certify "resident" or "non-resident" student status. Pursuant to applicable state law, The University of Alabama System Board Rule 202, and UAB policy, UAB SOD residency determinations are made at the point of admission. Admission is defined as the official extension of an offer to enroll in the UAB SOD educational program. The state of legal residence listed in AADSAS will be utilized to determine official residency.

The UAB SOD Admissions Office makes residency decisions in line with the Board of Trustees policy. The residency decision for all UAB SOD students is recorded in AADSAS as either “Alabama” or “Out-of-State” in the designated custom field.

Applicants must declare/confirm residency at two points in the application process for the sake of establishing tuition rates: state of legal residence listed in AADSAS and via the UAB SOD supplemental application. If a student admitted to the UAB SOD requests that their residency classification be reviewed or re-classified for tuition purposes, they must submit the UAB reclassification form along with appropriate documentation. Students are notified via email of residency reclassification decisions if they requested the reclassification or were asked by the office to provide additional documentation. Applicants’ residency status is included in the official interview invitation email.

Note that if a student is in Alabama solely or primarily for educational purposes (as demonstrated by registering for a full-time course load within the last 12 months), applicants will not be eligible for resident classification, regardless of the length of time in Alabama. Residency determinations made at the point of admission to UAB shall continue unchanged through all subsequent registrations unless a residency reclassification request is submitted and approved.

Students may appeal the residency decision. Students can file an appeal by submitting the residency reclassification application and associated materials by the posted deadline to the UAB SOD Registrar’s Office.

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