Admission process

Application Process

  • Apply through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service(AADSAS). AADSAS, a service of the American Dental Education Association, is an online centralized application service for students.
  • Submit three (3) letters of Recommendation through AADSAS
    • Two letters from life science professors
    • One letter from a dentist practicing in the U.S. or Canada

Letters of recommendation and official transcripts should be sent directly to  AADSAS.

  • Pay application fee $80 directly to Virginia Commonwealth University, which is separate from that of AADSAS
    • Pay online to avoid any delays in the application process
    • Alternatively, submit a check by mail
      • You must include full legal name and AADSAS ID number if mailing items to our office

Please submit your AADSAS application before submitting your application fee.

June 1 Earliest date for application accepted by AADSAS
Nov. 1 VCU applications must be submitted to AADSAS
Nov. 1 Applicants may update their information
Nov. 1 Retake Dental Admission Test on or by this date
April 1 End of Interview cycle

We highly recommend for students to check their “status” on the application tool bar or email inquiries to