Policy of Deferred Admission

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry policy does not offer deferred admissions for the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program.


Each offer of acceptance is specific to the entering class year given in the offer. 


A student’s acceptance is valid only for the entering class year given in the offer. 


Applicants must repeat the application process in-full if they wish to be considered for admission in a different entering class year. 


An applicant’s acceptance of an offer of admission must include a deposit of $1,000 which is non-refundable.


An applicant who pays the acceptance deposit, but does not enroll as scheduled, will not receive a refund.  However, an applicant who re-applies and is accepted within 5 years of when the acceptance deposit was first received, may request that the earlier $1,000 deposit be applied to the subsequent acceptance deposit fee. 


The pool of applicants and other factors related to admissions may differ from year-to-year.  An applicant should not consider a prior offer of admission to be an assurance that the student will be offered admission again upon re-application.