Advanced Standing

Application to the Second Year Class (Advanced Standing - for graduates of foreign dental schools)

Graduates who have received a doctoral degree in dentistry from an institution not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association or by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada may apply for admission to the College of Dentistry on an advanced standing basis. Advanced standing students begin only in the second year (D-2). As a result the advanced standing students will take the same curriculum as the other second year students and continue to complete the third and fourth years. Consideration of an advanced standing student depends on space being available in the second year class through a student being dismissed or otherwise not enrolling in the second year.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States ("Green Card" holder) or have a visa status that permits university study. Applicants must have passed Part I and Part II of the National Board Exam and completed TOEFL with a total score of 80 at the time of application. In addition, candidates must submit an evaluation of their academic credentials via the World Education Service.

The Advanced Standing Program is not available for the 2014. Please check back next year, 2015, for openings in the program.

During the month of March 2014, this link will direct prospective applicants to the application process, which has a fee of $75. Applications will be accepted during this month only. In April 2014, the applications will be reviewed and some students will be invited to campus for a three day Skills Test in which a candidate's dental hand skills will be tested. The fee for this testing is $ 2500.

Applicants passing the hand skills testing may then be invited to join the class which is expected to begin in early July. A decision on all applicants will be made by June 1.

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