How to Apply

Online Applications

The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry utilizes the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service(AADSAS), a centralized application service sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

The AADSAS application must be completed via the ADEA web site, For more information regarding this application, please contact: ADEA / AADSAS, e-mail:, or phone: 617-612-2045 (applicant inquiries only).

Application records are maintained electronically and includes your academic history (information from your transcript), letters of recommendation (also called letters of evaluation, or references) and US DAT (Dental Admissions Test) Scores.

Completed applications must be received by the Dental School no later than January 15 of the year for which the application is made.

Applications made to the School of Dentistry are reviewed by an Admissions Committee. A wide range of factors is considered in the initial review process, including the applicant's undergraduate academic record and course load, the college or university attended, Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores, letters of recommendation, essays, work experience, and other credentials.


After whole file review, successful applicants are invited to visit the School for a formal interview. The visit involves meeting with current students in the program, touring the facility, and reviewing financial aid and housing procedures. The applicant is given an opportunity to learn more about Temple and to review parts of his/her application. The interview affords the Admissions Committee an opportunity to learn more about the applicant, and to gauge motivation, approach to problems, and communication skills.


Decisions are made December 1 (or the first business day of December), and most acceptance notices are routinely mailed by June 1 of the year for which application is made. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable deposit is required to hold a seat in the class.

Deferred Admission

The option to defer admission is not available.

For additional information, including status of applications already sent, please email:, or call 1-800-441-4363.