Please Note: Specific application requirements apply to international students, transfer students and foreign trained dentists.

1. Application for admission to Marquette University School of Dentistry may be made through the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). All AADSAS applicants must submit an online application, which should be completed in June prior to the year for which admission is being sought.

Individuals who do not have computer access should contact AADSAS by phone at (202) 289-7201 or (800) 353-2237 or by mail at:


2. The completed application should be returned to AADSAS as soon as possible.

For optimum consideration, your credential file (including AADSAS application with grades and DAT scores, letters of recommendation and application fee) should be complete in our office no later than September 1.


3. After completing the AADSAS application, the student should forward a $45 processing/application fee to the Marquette University School of Dentistry. Fees may be paid via check or money order. Please make checks payable to Marquette University. Fees can be sent to the following address:


4. Every applicant is required to take the Dental Admissions Test. The computerized DAT is offered, by appointment, through the Dental Admissions Testing Program and local Prometric Testing Centers across the country. Marquette University does accept the Canadian DAT.

Applications and preparation materials for the DAT may be obtained online at the American Dental Association's website, the American Dental Education Association's website or by writing to:

  • Department of Testing Services
    c/o American Dental Association
    11 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611


5. Applicants are required to submit 3 letters of recommendation. It is preferred that 2 of the letters be obtained from science professors and the third may be from someone of the applicant's choosing. The Admissions Committee will accept a committee letter in lieu of 3 individual letters.


6. All students entering the Marquette University School of Dentistry must be immunized against Hepatitis B. In addition, they must show evidence of being immunized against measles, rubella and mumps. Students should receive immunizations through their personal physician. Students will also be required to provide proof of health insurance coverage.


7. The School of Dentistry’s Admissions Committee accepts applicants based on scholarship, Dental Admission Test scores, a personal interview and the applicant’s overall suitability for the study of dentistry. An applicant may be accepted provisionally, pending receipt of the grades earned in the balance of courses taken or the results of the Dental Admission Test. All official final transcripts from colleges and universities previously attended, must be submitted before a student finally enrolls in classes.

8. Accepted applicants must respond in writing within the deadlines stated in the letter of acceptance. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve an applicant’s position in the class. Special deposit and insurance fees are required of international students.


9. Accepted applicants must also consent to undergo a criminal background check (CBC) as a condition of their admission. Applicants will receive information about the CBC via email following their acceptance into the School of Dentistry. Failure to comply with this requirement may cause a student's offer of admission to be rescinded. Marquette University's Criminal Background Check Policy can be viewed here.