James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Admissions Timeline

June 1 - December 1    Submit AADAS Application and Fee online
The College of Dental Medicine is a participant in the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). All applicants to the MUSC College of Dental Medicine must complete a new AADSAS Application.

July 1 - January 15 Submit MUSC Supplemental Application and Fee online
Beginning July 1st each year the MUSC supplemental application goes live on the Enrollment Management Web site. Applicants are invited to submit the MUSC Supplemental Application and processing fee before the AADAS application is received by MUSC, but please note that both applications are required before the application will be officially reviewed.

July 1 - January 15 Submit Additional Application Materials Applicants will receive forms by email for additional required application materials after the MUSC Supplemental Application is received by the Office of Enrollment Management. Applicants are highly encouraged to use these forms for application materials to ensure that all information is complete, in an acceptable format, and easily matched to other application materials. Important instructions for these documents are included on the forms. Forms included in the email are:

  • Plans for the Remaining Academic Year form
  • University Minimum Abilities for Eligibility to Participate Successfully in Educational Programs and Activities information sheet

Required Application Materials

Late September through February  Applicant Interviews (Invitation Only)
Applicants will be invited by phone for interviews with Dental Medicine faculty from September to February.

Interview space is limited. Applicants are encouraged to submit and complete application materials as early as possible. An application will not be considered complete until all required application materials are received by the Office of Enrollment Management.

Early December through April 15  Final Decisions Mailed to Applicants

Required Application Materials:

Online AADSAS Application and AADSAS processing fee
Online MUSC Supplemental Application and MUSC processing fee

Official Dental Admissions Test (DAT) scores submitted to MUSC. Scores are submitted to MUSC through AADSAS.  Test scores must be less than five years old. Applicants are required by the testing service to wait three months before retaking the DAT. Applicants are encouraged to take the DAT early to allow ample time for retesting if necessary.

Confidential committee evaluation through the applicant's university or three letters of recommendation from natural science faculty members familiar with the applicant submitted to AADSAS in separate envelopes sealed or stamped by the person making the recommendation. Any additional recommendations can be sent directly to MUSC.

Application materials should be mailed to
Dental Medicine Admissions
MUSC Office of Enrollment Management
MSC 203
41 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29425-0203

Applicants who have applied in previous years must submit new AADSAS and MUSC Applications and should update application materials for each new year.