Apply and Interview

The application cycle for the class entering Fall 2021 opens May 12, 2020 and will close February 3, 2021.

Dental School Prep Course

Application Materials

A complete application to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry requires all of the following items. The deadline for submission of all application materials is February 3, 2021.

  • The School of Dentistry uses the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS) Application, including answers to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Supplemental Questions.
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Application Processing Fee. The University of Minnesota requires a non-refundable application processing fee of $85. Your application will not be considered for admission without payment of this fee via credit card at https://dentistry.ahc.umn.edu/apply/dds. In order to facilitate the timely processing of your application, please submit this fee at the same time as your ADEA AADSAS application. A limited number of application processing fee waivers are available. If you would like to be considered for an application processing fee waiver, please forward your ADEA AADSAS fee waiver information to ddsapply@umn.edu.

  • DAT scores must be received no later than February 3, 2021.

  • 3 letters of recommendation are required, two (2) letters must be from science or math faculty who have instructed you in a lecture or lab course. Letters from teaching assistants are also acceptable. The third (3rd) letter must be from an employer, or a supervisor from a volunteer or research position. Letters of evaluation should be sent via ADEA AADSAS. You may submit additional letters beyond the 3 required letters through ADEA AADSAS or directly to the U of M School of Dentistry (ddsapply@umn.edu) by the letter writer. 

Zoom interviews for 2020-21 application cycle

For the 2020-21 application cycle, the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is utilizing Zoom (virtual) interviews out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are invited to interview via email through ADEA AADSAS. Prior to your interview day, you must submit a photo ID and code of conduct, confirming you will be present on your scheduled interview day. If you are not able to attend your interview after confirming it, you must email ddsapply@umn.edu prior to your interview date, state the reason for postponing the interview and request a different date.

Not showing up for a scheduled interview deprives another applicant who could have been scheduled in your spot. If you experience technical difficulties during the day of your interview and are unable to connect via Zoom, you must call the Office of Admissions (612-625-7477) and notify us of your situation and we shall determine how to assist you.

Applicants who fail to attend their interview day and do not notify the Office of Admissions will not be granted a re-scheduled interview. Exemptions will be granted for individuals who experienced/are experiencing health and/or family emergencies. It is expected you will communicate with our office in a timely manner, at your earliest availability, and provide supporting documentation regarding your situation.