Apply to KCU-CDM
The KCU Dental Medicine program at the Joplin campus will begin accepting applications for entering Fall 2023 students in May 2022.
Step 1: Complete the AADSAS Application
Students apply through AADSAS, Associated American Dental Schools Application Service, beginning in May when the application portal opens. The first day to submit applications through AADSAS for the upcoming admissions cycle is June 1, 2022.
Step 2: Complete the Secondary Application
Upon review of your AADSAS application, KCU invites qualified applicants to complete our secondary application online.
Submit three letters of recommendation (if you submitted through AADSAS, we will download letters to your KCU file).
- One from a pre-health advisor or committee; may substitute a science faculty member who is familiar with your scholastic performance
- One from a dentist (non-family member)
- One from an individual who can attest to your academic strengths, abilities and fit for dental school
- Letters must be dated within two years of matriculation year (i.e., if starting classes at KCU in August 2023, letters must be dated no earlier than May 2021)
Step 3: Complete your Interview with KCU
Invitations for interviews will be sent to the email provided in your AADSAS application. Interviews are conducted virtually and are by invitation only. Interviews begin in September.