Apply to the College of Dental Medicine

KCU - Joplin


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 for Fall 2025 through AADSAS is June 1, 2024.

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 2025, letters must be dated no earlier than May 2023)

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.  You will be notified of a decision via email beginning December 15th.