Penn Dental Medicine PASS Program Supplemental Application. The application for the 2021-22 cycle will be available on March 4, 2021 and deadline is June 1, 2021. It is strongly recommended that you save a copy of your completed supplemental application for your records. All application materials and documents become the property of Penn Dental Medicine and will not be returned to the applicant.
Application Fee-The $75 non-refundable application fee should be submitted directly to the Penn Dental Medicine Office of Student Admissions. Electronic payment is available by completing the Payment Form. No application fee waivers are available. It is recommended that the application fee and the supplemental application are submitted at the same time well in advance of the application deadline.
- Note: Due to the high volume of applications (over 800 for the 2020-2021 application cycle), it is recommended that complete applications be submitted well in advance of the deadline date.
- For the 2020-21 application cycle over 50% of all applications were submitted to CAAPID by May 1, 2020.
- 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, 2021 deadline:
National Dental Board Examination (NDBE) Part I and II scores— an official NBDE Part I and Part II passing score or integrated Board Exam is 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. Native English speakers may substitute the DAT Reading Comprehension score in lieu of the TOEFL exam:
- 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 2021 was 99.
- TOEFL scores from July 2019 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. Additional letters of evaluation from supervisors of work performed in the U.S. are highly encouraged.
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)