Dental School Application Process & Components

Dental School Applicant Manual — Fall 2020 Matriculation

Application Components

Application Process

Application Preparation:

Before You Apply

Take the Dental Admission Test (DAT)


Attend a Penn Health Professions Advisory Board (HPAB) Orientation and upload information to the Application Management System (AMS)


Request Letters of Recommendation


Draft and refine your Personal Statement and Essays


Seek resources for financing your dental school education

Application Submission:

Summer of the Application Cycle

American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS)

Dental School Interviews:

Fall of the Application Cycle

Prepare for and participate in Dental School Interviews