The Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine will be accepting admission applications for the D.M.D. program from June 2 to September 30, 2015 for the entering 2016 class. GRU will be accepting all applications through the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). The ADEA AADSAS 2016 application becomes available online at http://portal.aadsasweb.org on June 2, 2015.
The College of Dental Medicine will be accepting up to 10 percent of students from out of state.
All applicants applying to GRU College of Dental Medicine are required to complete the “Disadvantaged Status” section of the AADSAS application.
Although the AADSAS application is thorough for general admissions information, there is still necessary information needed by the CDM admissions committee. After the CDM receives an applicant's AADSAS application, all applicants who are Georgia residents immediately will be emailed a link to the CDM supplemental application. The supplemental application must be completed online. Please be prepared to pay a $30 fee by credit card or check. Your supplemental application will not be process without payment.
Based on review of their AADSAS application, a selected number of out-of-state applicants will also be emailed the link to the supplemental application. A candidate’s packet is not considered complete until a supplemental application has been submitted and received by the CDM admission office.
If an applicant has submitted a CDM application previously, the applicant can use his/her username and password to retrieve a previous application, make necessary changes to the information before submitting the new supplemental application.
If an applicant is invited for an interview, GRU requires an additional set of official transcripts from all American accredited colleges and universities attended by the applicant be sent to the CDM admissions office directly.
TOEFL scores (if applicable)must also be received in the admissions office for an applicant to be further considered for evaluation.
Any requested information such as transcripts can be sent to the following address.
Office of Students, Admissions and Alumni
College of Dental Medicine , GC 5022
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA 30912-1020
All letters of recommendation to GRU College of Dental Medicine must be submitted through the AADSAS process. The applicants for entering 2016 class have two options for submitting letters of recommendations.
Option 1: The first option, allows two letters. One entry will be a packet or composite/committee letter. The applicant will indicate this on the AADSAS application. The GRU admissions committee requires the second letter, a personal reference, be a dentist.
Option 2: The second option, allows four letters. One of the letters must be written and submitted by an academic professional (instructor, advisor, department chair, etc.). The second letter must be from a dentist. The third and fourth letters can be submitted as personal letters and can be submitted by another academic advocate, another dentist, a supervisor, or someone who knows the applicant well enough to speak positively on the applicant's behalf. Once an applicant has begun an AADSAS application (not finished or submitted) and has listed those who will be submitting letters of recommendation and their contact information, then the references will receive a link via email with instructions on how to submit his/her letters on behalf of the applicant.
An applicant will not be considered for an interview if all letters of recommendation and all DAT scores have not been submitted through the AADSAS application process.
Other Supplemental Information
An applicant who is granted an interview will be asked to bring various documentations to the dental school interview. As proof for the required lawful presence verification, the following is acceptable:
A current drivers license or state-issued ID issued by the state of Georgia after January 1, 2008
A current drivers license or state-issued ID issued by the state of Alabama after August 1, 2000
A Certified Birth Certificate. A photocopy is not acceptable
Applicants who have a valid permanent resident card will be required to bring it to the admissions office during the scheduled interview date, in which it will be photocopied by admission personnel.
Once an applicant has submitted his/her application, the applicant should check their ADEA AADSAS application for status updates.
In order to be considered a resident of the state of Georgia, an applicant must show prove of residing in the state at least 12 months prior to enrollment. For the entering 2016 admission cycle, the CDM will be accepting up to 10 percent of students from out of state. Applications from non-residents must be highly competitive for serious consideration. If you have questions about whether you qualify as a resident of Georgia, or questions regarding the application please contact the Admissions office.
For further inquiries:
To locate more information on the the Associated American Dental Schools Application Services (AADSAS), please visit the web site of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) at: