Admissions & Applying

Requirements for admission to the ACT Program in Orthodontics are the following:

  • Degree from a dental school accredited by the local government jurisdiction

  • English language proficiency

Application Process

  • ACT & Preceptor Application Form

  • Official dental education transcripts and an official ECE Course-by-Course Report

  • 3 confidential reports from people with knowledge of the applicant’s skills and potential

  • Proof of English language proficiency for people with English as a second language (official TOEFL or IELTS score required)

  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $150.00** (the application fee must be paid in US dollars in the form of a check drawn from a US-affiliated bank, cashier's check, or money order made payable to UC Regents.) For those who have applied to the Orthodontics Postgraduate Training fee AND the Orthdontics ACT Program at the same time, the application fee is: $175 for both programs.

All application materials must be sent directly to:

Orthodontics ACT Program
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave, 30-121 CHS
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1668 USA
If you wish to use a courier service please use the following address:
Orthodontics ACT Program
UCLA School of Dentistry
Room CHS 30-121
650 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1668

Incomplete files will not be considered.

Photocopies of official transcripts and TOEFL/IELTS scores will not be accepted.


Deadlines vary depending on the initial quarter of enrollment.

Initial Quarter of EnrollmentApplication Deadline
Summer (July – September) March 31
Fall (late September – December) June 1
Winter (January – March) September 15
Spring (April – June) December 15

Selection Process

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic achievement

  • English language proficiency

  • Content of confidential reports

  • Content of personal statement

Decisions will be made on a rolling basisA letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Personnel will be issued upon acceptance.