Penn Dental Medicine begins accepting applications for the 2022-23 application cycle through CAAPID beginning March 8, 2022. Our application deadline is June 1, 2022.
Upon our receipt of your application from CAAPID you will receive an email with a link to our supplemental application followed by a link to submit a nonrefundable application fee in the amount of $75. Only complete applications will be considered. Incomplete applications will be withdrawn from further consideration on June 1, 2022.
- Note: Due to the high volume of applications (over 800 for the 2021-2022 application cycle), it is recommended that complete applications be submitted well in advance of the deadline date.
- For the 2021-22 application cycle over 50% of all applications were submitted to CAAPID by May 1, 2021.
- Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The Admissions Office cannot be held liable for any delays caused by the U.S. Postal Service or other mail delivery systems. All application materials and documents become the property of Penn Dental Medicine and will not be returned to the applicant.
DDS/DMD or equivalent from your home country. Provisional certificate is not accepted.
Clinical Experience – An important factor in the selection process for participants in the Program for Advanced Standing Students is the applicant’s demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with patients in the clinical setting. Therefore, important consideration will be given to applicants with clinical experience both outside the U.S. and in the U.S./Canada:
- Non U.S. Clinical Experience – experience as a a practicing, licensed dentist in home country will be evaluated.
- U.S./Canada Clinical Experience – strong preference will be given for candidates with significant clinical experience in the U.S./Canada, such as shadowing (paid or unpaid) dental practices, working as dental assistant, and/or dental hygienist.
The following documents must be submitted along with the CAAPID application to the application service by the June 1, 2022 deadline:
Official National Dental Board Examination (NDBE) Scores — passing official NBDE Part I and Part II, or INBDE scores are required for all applicants
Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores — an official TOEFL score is required for all applicants (including native English speakers) who have received their dental degree from a non U.S. dental school.
- Although there is no minimum TOEFL score, serious consideration will be given to applicants with Internet-based test (iBT) scores of 90 and above. The average iBT TOEFL score for the class entering January 2022 was 99.
- TOEFL scores from July 2020 and later are required for admission.
- For information and registration materials, visit TOEFL Penn Dental Medicine’s TOEFL Institution Code is 2944 and the Department Code is 38 or 00 or “undergraduate.”
Official copy of a Course-By-Course Evaluation conducted by ECE (Educational Credential Creditors). The Course-By-Course evaluation report provides the U.S. equivalence of each educational credential plus a list of courses taken and their U.S. and grade equivalents. It also identifies upper level courses and grade point averages. For more information, visit ece.org.
Three letters of evaluation— one letter must come from the dean or director of the applicant’s dental school on letterhead stationery with signature. One letter must come from a faculty member of the same institution on letterhead stationery with signature. One letter must come from a faculty member, dental professional, or a work supervisor on letterhead stationery with signature.
Residency Status — Penn Dental Medicine is only accepting applications from those students who currently reside in the U.S./Canada and hold a valid visa status to reside, study, or work in the U.S.
Additional factors which can enhance your application — Additional degrees or certificates (post graduate training as specialty certificate, masters or doctoral degree)