UCSF School of Dentistry Class of 2026 Interview/Acceptance Thread

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Interview #2
School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: IS
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/29
Application complete date: 7/1
GPA (science, overall): 3.40, 3.40
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/22/22/19/ no
Dates available OR your interview date: 10/4 earliest.
Method of interview: Virtual
 
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Interview #2
School: UCSF
Notification date: 8/11
Method of notification: email
Residency: OOS
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/27
Application complete date: 8/1
GPA (science, overall): 3.51, 3.59
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 23/22/20/23/No
Dates available OR your interview date: 8/26, 9/1, and 9/3
Method of interview: Virtual

***note, I'm applying for the dual program, so I think that's why I heard back earlier since it's a different interview process than the typical dds process***
 
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Interview #4
School: UCSF School of Dentistry
Notification date: 09/01
Method of notification: Phone
Residency: IS
AADSAS mail-out date: 06/25
Application complete date: 06/30
GPA (science, overall): 4.00, 4.00
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 24/27/21/20/No
Dates available: October - November
Method of interview: Virtual
 
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Interview #2
School: UCSF School of Dentistry
Notification date: 09/01
Method of notification: Email
Residency: IS
AADSAS mail-out date: 06/26
Application complete date: 7/1
GPA (science, overall): 3.18, 3.25
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 20/20/19/19/No
Dates available: first date is 10/4
Method of interview: Virtual
 
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Interview #5
School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: IS
AADSAS mail-out date: Early June
Application complete date: Late June
GPA (science, overall): 3.35, 3.44
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading any section below a 17): 22/22/22/21, no
Dates available OR your interview date: 10/4, 10/5, 10/18 etc, lots of dates all the way into January 2022
Method of interview: Virtual
 
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My application was denied today.

Rejection #3
School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: IS
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/8
Application complete date: Mid June
GPA (science, overall): 3.07, 3.19
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading any section below a 17): 22/22/18/29, no

At this point I'm wondering if its more the low GPA or the rest of the application. Probably both.
 
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My application was denied today.

Rejection #3
School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: IS
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/8
Application complete date: Mid June
GPA (science, overall): 3.07, 3.19
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading any section below a 17): 22/22/18/29, no

At this point I'm wondering if its more the low GPA or the rest of the application. Probably both.
I was rejected as well. Don't give up! You will be accepted into the school thats meant for you. Your DAT scores are great! & Im sure the rest of your application is on point. Don't let the GPA get to you! You got this 😊
 
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Rejection #1
School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: OOS
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/1
Application complete date: 6/29
GPA (science, overall): 3.69, 3.78
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading any section below a 17): 25/24/24/30, no
 
I was rejected as well. Don't give up! You will be accepted into the school thats meant for you. Your DAT scores are great! & Im sure the rest of your application is on point. Don't let the GPA get to you! You got this 😊

Thank you. I'll try to keep my head up.
 
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me to rejection #1. did anybody get a rejection letter this early? haha so sad... i was pretty confident w/ high data. feels great
 
Rejected today as well

School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: OOS
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/12
Application complete date: ?
GPA (science, overall): 3.5, 3.6
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 20/20/20/19/none

Yet I got 3 interviews from other schools
 
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Does anyone rejected feel they got denied because of lack of volunteer/lack of variety?
I have a lot of volunteer activities ( >500 hours in an underserved community among other volunteer work) and I was rejected.
 
Rejected today and it was my top school :(

School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: OOS
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/12
Application complete date: 7/13
GPA (science, overall): 3.37, 3.55
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 25/26/25/20/none

I have 500 shadowing hours, 700 DA hours, 300 research hours, abroad dental mission trip. 300 volunteer hours but only in one place, and I think they’re looking for variety and work in underserved communities which I don’t have. Just my guess :/
i think you got rejected bc youre out of state and they favor instate students. Also they are reducing their class size this cycle so that leaves room for less oos.
 
Their website claims they don’t favor in state applicants so maybe that isn’t the reason I got denied? Although the class demographics show that like 2/3 of the class is from Cali so maybe internally they do favor Cali residents….
they do favor california residents but not as heavily as other state schools. with them decreasing their class size this year they may favor instate more, i’m not sure. i just don’t want you to think personally there was anything wrong with ur app because you never know the demographic dental schools are trying to fulfill.
 
Interview #6
School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/2/21
Method of notification: Email
Residency: OOS
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/28/21
Application complete date: 7/1/21
GPA (science, overall): 3.44, 3.54
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 23/23/23/26/no
Dates available OR your interview date: 10/14/21
 
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For the people who got interview invites, are you doing DentStay? Is this beneficial for the application decision?
 
Interview #6
School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: OOS
AADSAS mail-out date: 6/1
Application complete date: 6/17
GPA (science, overall): 3.4 3.5
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 21/23/19/20/yes-16 QR
Dates available OR your interview date: 10/4 earliest.
Method of interview: Virtual
 
has anyone applied mid July and heard back ?
 
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how many batches of interviews have they sent out so far / how many are left? starting to feel worried...
 
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tbh if you haven’t been rejected yet, you’re probably in a decent spot
 
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So I got the application complete email from them on July 21. It said my application "will soon be submitted for review" and that "the review process can take 6-8 weeks before a decision is reached." I still have not heard anything from them since then so I'd assume it'd have to relatively soon for people who got the email around the same time I did.
 
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I have been checking this kind of thread for every schools that I’ve applied to and feeling really worried too. Glad to see people on the same boat
 
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i’m so sorry :( did you get the email today? i applied mid july as well
Yes I applied mid july and got the email today. I think they send out in batches if you don’t get anything yet don’t lose hope.
 
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Rejected today. Sad to hear, and it seems they don’t offer advice on how to better your application.
 
Interview #7
School: UCSF
Notification date: 9/25
Method of notification: Email
Residency: OOS
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/12
Application complete date: 7/26
GPA (science, overall): 3.67; 3.84
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 24/22/24/27/No
Dates available: 10/18 - 1/11
Method of interview: Virtual
 
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Not sure if it's just me feeling the same thing but is this cycle moving really slow??
 
Not sure if it's just me feeling the same thing but is this cycle moving really slow??
YES! I feel the same way. i had a school tell me they were behind because of transitioning back to in person
 
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YES! I feel the same way. i had a school tell me they were behind because of transitioning back to in person
OMG yes high five! I've been literally checking every school threads that I've applied to every single day. BIG SIGH

Oh wait rlly?? May I ask which school is that?
 
Also just got rejected. Feeling kind of depressed but we must stay positive! There is still hope for other schools!

School: UCSF
Notification date: 10/1
Method of notification: Email
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/13
Application complete date: 8/1
GPA (science, overall): 3.15, 3.27
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 23/21/19/none
 
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Rejected today

School: UCSF
Notification date: 10/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: IS (UCLA)
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/15
GPA (science, overall): 3.9, 3.9
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading any section below a 17): 28/30/22/27, no

I am pretty devastated because this was my top choice school and I have been working really hard my entire academic career for the opportunity to possibly attend here. I have good stats as well as good extracurriculars (lots of volunteer work at UCLA dental school). I also come from a disadvantaged background (grew up in poverty and foster care). I really want to know how they make these decisions.
 
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Rejected today

School: UCSF
Notification date: 10/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: IS (UCLA)
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/15
GPA (science, overall): 3.9, 3.9
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading any section below a 17): 28/30/22/27, no

I am pretty devastated because this was my top choice school and I have been working really hard my entire academic career for the opportunity to possibly attend here. I have good stats as well as good extracurriculars (lots of volunteer work at UCLA dental school). I also come from a disadvantaged background (grew up in poverty and foster care). I really want to know how they make these decisions.
wow😮 this is crazy! i have no idea what they’re looking for. maybe they assumed you would go to ucla, i would email them back and ask why they rejected you and maybe if they would reconsider your app. you deserve better, good things will come your way dont worry!
 
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Rejected today

School: UCSF
Notification date: 10/1
Method of notification: Email
Residency: IS (UCLA)
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/15
GPA (science, overall): 3.9, 3.9
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading any section below a 17): 28/30/22/27, no

I am pretty devastated because this was my top choice school and I have been working really hard my entire academic career for the opportunity to possibly attend here. I have good stats as well as good extracurriculars (lots of volunteer work at UCLA dental school). I also come from a disadvantaged background (grew up in poverty and foster care). I really want to know how they make these decisions.
wow, sorry to hear that
ucsf drastically reduced their number of seats this year
with your stats, you will get into plenty of schools
trust the process...
 
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