WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 12B-25

                             SEC FILE NUMBER: 2 90519

                            CUSIP NUMBER:  03815U 10 2

                             NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

(Check One):[ ]Form 10-K [ ]Form 20-F [ ]Form 11-K [x]Form 10-QSB [ ]Form NSAR

For Period Ended:  December 31, 2002

[ ] Transition Report on Form 10-K
[ ] Transition Report on Form 20-F
[ ] Transition Report on Form 11-K
[ ] Transition Report on Form 10-Q
[ ] Transition Report on Form N-SAR

For the Transition Period Ended:

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above,
identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:

                        PART I -- REGISTRANT INFORMATION

             Full Name of Registrant: Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.

                     Address of Principal Executive Office:
                  9225 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069

                       PART II -- RULES 12B-25(B) AND (C)

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort
or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b),
the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)[x]

(a) The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this
form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;

(b) The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report
on Form 10-K, Form 20-F,11-K or Form N-SAR, or portion thereof, will
be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the
prescribed due date;

or the subject quarterly report of transition report on Form 10-QSB,
or portion thereof will be filed on or before the fifth day of the due
date. [X]

(c) The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-
25(c) has been attached if applicable.

                            PART III -- NARRATIVE

State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-
K, 10-Q, N-SAR, or the transition report portion thereof, could not be
filed within the prescribed time period.

The Issuer lacked certain financial data and other information
required to complete the filing, and such data and information could
not have been made available without unreasonable effort and expense.

                           PART IV-- OTHER INFORMATION

(1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this

                       Andrea Cataneo, Esq. (973) 442-9944
                             (Name) (Phone number)

(2) Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment
Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter
period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been
filed? If answer is no, identify report(s). Yes

(3) Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of
operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will
be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject
report or portion thereof?  No

If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both
narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons
why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.

                           Applied DNA Sciences,  Inc.
                  (Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  February 14, 2003

Lawrence Lee, President and Director