Application Information

Please submit your application through the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).

  • Up to ten percent of students from out of state will be accepted.
  • All applicants 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 Dental College of Georgia admissions committee. After the DCG receives an applicant's AADSAS application, all applicants immediately will be emailed a link. The link will prompt applicants to choose if they want the Admissions Committee to review the supplemental component of their application for further evaluation. The supplemental information must be submitted online. Please be prepared to pay a $30 fee by debit/credit card. Your supplemental information will not be processed without payment.

A candidate’s packet is not considered complete until a supplemental application has been submitted and received by the DCG admission office.

If an applicant has submitted a DCG 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.

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.

All letters of recommendation to The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University must be submitted through the AADSAS process. The applicants for entering 2018 class have two options for submitting letters of recommendations. 

Option 1: The first option, requires two letters. One entry will be a packet or composite/committee letter. The applicant will indicate this on the AADSAS application. The Dental College of Georgia admissions committee requires the second letter, a personal reference, be a dentist.  

Option 2: The second option, requires 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. Applicants will be able to view their applications and determine which supporting letters have been submitted.

  • 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.

An applicant who is granted an interview will be asked to bring various documentation 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

List of other documents for proof of lawful presence.

Applicants who have a valid permanent resident card will be required to bring it to the DCG Admissions Office during their scheduled interview date to be photocopied by admissions personnel.

Once an applicant has submitted his/her application, the applicant should check their ADEA AADSAS application for status updates. (Do not use the application checklist on Augusta University's Undergraduate Admissions website.)  If you have specific questions, contact us directly.

In order to be considered a resident of the state of Georgia, an applicant must show proof of residing in the state of Georgia for at least 12 consecutive months prior to matriculation. For example, if you are applying to the entering class of 2020, you will need to have been living in the state from the first week of July 2017. The DCG 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 other questions regarding the application, please contact the DCG Admissions Office.

For more information on the Associated American Dental Schools Application Services (AADSAS),
please visit the website of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

For more information The Dental College of Georgia admissions processes, please see our other pages:

Interested in applying for the entering 2020 class? The Dental College of Georgia will be accepting all applications through the ADEA Associated American Dental Application Service (AADSAS) from June 4-September 30, 2019.