Application for Admissions

Applicants for Traditional DMDs

All applications to the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine are filed through the American Dental Education Association's Application Service (AADSAS). Applications may be filed from June 4 of the year prior to the one in which the student plans to enter dental school. Check the AADSAS instruction booklet for the application opening date and filing deadline.

Complete the application electronically via AADSAS

No Supplemental Application Is Required.

The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine does not use a supplemental application, however, there is a $95.00 application fee made payable to RSDM for the processing of your application. The $95.00 application fee should be sent directly to the school when contacted by the Admissions Office.

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Office of Admissions
Christine Melendez, Admissions Representative

RSDM is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

A completed application consists of the AADSAS application folder, all required credentials (see AADSAS Instruction Booklet) and Dental Admissions Test scores. After December 1, admission to the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is on a rolling basis.

Since there may be several weeks between the time an application is filed with AADSAS and the time it is received by the dental school, early application is advisable. THE DENTAL SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAYS IN AADSAS'S PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATION, WHETHER DUE TO THEIR ERROR OR STUDENT ERROR. If you have any questions at any time during the application process, contact the American Dental Education Association at (202) 667-1887. All credentials submitted to the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine to support an application for admission become the property of the Dental School and will not be returned.

Dental Admissions Test

RSDM requires applicants to have Dental Admission Test (DAT) Score Reports. The American Dental Association administers the DAT. For questions about the DAT contact:

DAT Program
Dept. of Testing Services
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(800) 621-8099
(312) 440-2687


Applicants are interviewed only at the invitation of the Admissions Committee. An interview will not be granted at the request of the student. No candidate will be accepted without an interview.

Notification of Admissions

All candidates are informed electronically, via AADSAS, in writing of the action taken on their applications. Acceptance notices are sent out beginning December 1.

Deans Certification Letter / Background Check

Please be advised that an offer of admission will not be final and enrollment not permitted until the enrollment certification and criminal background check are completed with results deemed favorable by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.