Selection Process

The Admissions Committee reviews all application files and selects finalists for a skills evaluation*. Should you be selected as a finalist, you will be notified by mid-October and will need to provide a non-refundable testing fee of $300 U.S. dollars (money order or cashier’s check only), made payable to “UC Regents.” (Personal checks will not be accepted.) The skills evaluation is administered on the first day. Personal interviews will take place one to two days after the skills evaluation.  

* The written exam section will be in the NBDE format and focus on the Part 1 content; applicants are encouraged to review the NBDE Part 1 Candidate Guide available on the ADA website.

The Admissions Committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic record

  • Performance on NBDE

  • TOEFL scores

  • Personal statement

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Performance on the skills evaluation

  • Interpersonal skills as demonstrated in the interview