Early Admission to Dentistry (ULEAD) Program

Early Admission to Dentistry (ULEAD) Program

ULEAD for high school seniors

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry offers early admission opportunities to exceptional high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to pursue a lifelong career in dentistry.

Requirements to apply:

  • 3.75 GPA (unweighted)
  • 30 ACT or 1330 (CR + M) SAT
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Minimum of 12 hours of general dental observation
  • Meet and maintain minimum technical standards
  • Essay addressing how you arrived at this career goal (500 words or less)

Application process:

  • Applicants must have been admitted to the University of Louisville
  • Submit the ULEAD application online by December 15 of their senior year
  • Select students will participate in an interview process

 Minimum Requirements for ULEAD program while attending UofL:

  • Maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA, as well as a 3.5 GPA in biology, chemistry and physics courses while successfully completing the pre-requisite courses for admission to ULSD
  • Score at or above the national average on each section of the DAT (a minimum score of 17 is required even if the national average dips below 17)
  • Attend required ULEAD meetings and events (approximately one per semester)
  • Maintain membership in UofL’s Predental Society
  • Participate in a minimum of four dental related/ULEAD activities
  • Other requirements are outlined in the ULEAD Policies guide (provided to students at interview)
ULEAD program participants are expected to have a record not only of outstanding performance but also of exemplary initiative, dedication, and leadership that reflects their maturity, insight, and full potential as a member of the dental profession. While not a specific requirement, there is an expectation by ULSD that the participant develops a profile consistent with the goals of our educational community. Each participant should have an outstanding record of leadership, scholarship, and service that prepares him/her for the responsibility of becoming a member of the dental profession.