WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                  FORM 12b-25/A

                       Commission File Number 033-24178-A

                           NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

|_| Form 10-K      |_| Form 11-K        |_| Form 20-F          |X| Form 10-Q
|_| Form N-SAR

                       For Period Ended: December 31, 2003

|_| Transition Report on Form 10-K |_| Transition Report on Form 10-Q |_|
Transition Report on Form 20-F |_| Transition Report on Form N-SAR

For the Transition Period Ended: _______________________________________

Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has
verified any information contained herein.

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.
Former name if applicable
Address of principal executive office     89229 WEST SUNSET BOULEVARD, SUITE 830
City, state and zip code                  LOS ANGELES CA 90069

                                     PART II
                             RULE 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.)

       | (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, 20-F, 11-K or Form 10-Q, or portion therof will be
|X|    |     filed on or before the 15th calendar day following the
       |     prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report
       |     or transition report on Form 10-Q, or portion thereof will
       |     be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the
       |     prescribed due date; and
       | (c) The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule
       |     12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.

                                    PART III

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

The compilation, dissemination and review of the information required to be
presented in the Form 10-QSB for the relevant fiscal quarter has imposed time
constraints that have rendered timely filing of the Form 10-QSB impracticable
without undue hardship and expense to the registrant. The registrant undertakes
the responsibility to file such quarterly report no later than five days after
its original date.

                                     Part IV
                                Other Information

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

       Larry Lee                       (310)                 860-1362
        (Name)                       (Area Code)          (Telephone 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 the answer is no,
identify report(s).

                                 |X| Yes |_| No

(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?

                                 |_| Yes |X| 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
thereunto duly authorized.
                                /s/ Larry Lee
Date; February 17, 2004           ----------------------------
                                    Larry Lee
                             President and Chief Executive Officer