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International Student Program (ISP)

Admission to the ISP Program


There are two options for applying to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine’s International Student Program.  Candidates may apply with an electronic application by CAAPID (a service of the ADEA) or by PAPER Application submitted directly to our School.  Please note candidates must choose between CAAPID or Paper Application and may not submit both. 

Once application is received, an email confirmation stating the status of the application will be sent out.  Please note that the admissions process is not based on a rolling-basis, therefore, applicants will receive their final notice of decision after the proposed deadline.    

Personal Interview and Bench Test:  Applicants are selectively invited to a personal interview and a hands skill assessment as the application process progresses.  Interview calls may begin as early as February and will continue through June.  Actual interviews and bench tests are conducted between April and June and the new class of 40 is announced approximately in first week of July each year. Further details about it will be send as an attachment with the invitation interview email.

Requirements for CAAPID applicants, a service of the ADEA.

1.) Electronic Application through CAAPID:  Please make sure that your application is fill out completely and is accurate in order to avoid changes being made after the application is e-submitted to our program. 

2.) Supplemental document: 6 items total will need to be submitted in addition to the CAAPID application.  (The following documents are not collected through CAAPID or do not meet UCSODM verification requirements as submitted through CAAPID and must be submitted directly to UCSODM, with CAAPID ID # clearly identified and packaged in one envelope.) 

  • Dental Experience.  This may be in a form or an essay, resume, or Curriculum vitae.
  • ​Dental Degree.   School certified or notarized copy; if in a language other than English must be accompanied by a notarized translation from a bon fide U.S. translator.  Please note that no provisional degrees are accepted.
  • National Board Dental Examination Part I  (ORIGINAL report, does not need to be in a sealed envelope).  There is no cut off score for NBD PT I, only passing score is required.  Part II is encouraged, however is not required. If part II has been taken, scores need to be submitted before deadline to be consider as a part of the application.   (Do not ask ADA to send scores directly to our school)
  • ​Test of English as a Foreign Language. TOEFL (ORIGINAL report, does not need to be in a sealed envelope). Results of having successfully received a minimum score of 237 on a computer-based version, 580 on a paper based version, or 94 on the new Internet based version of the exam.  Score received at the time of application being submitted must be less than three years old from the date exam was taken.  All applicants MUST take TOEFL, regardless of residency status or educational background.  You will need to submit TOEFL even if you are US citizen/resident, hold any other type of U. S. degrees (BS, MS, MBA, PhD), or even if currently enrolled in a different institution. No other English skill exams may replace TOEFL.
  • ​University of Colorado Board of Regents Questionnaire.  A signature from the applicant is required on this form attesting to any history of felony or misdemeanor convictions with explanations provided if needed.  Tis signed form should be submitted directly to UCSODM (Click here for Regents Questionnaire) 
  • A non-refundable supplemental application procession fee of $50.00 in forms of a cashier’s check or money order must be included with each application package.  Please make checks payable to University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine (UCD SODM).

  

If you desire to add to your application extra letters of recommendation, please feel free to do so.  However, please note only three letters with the highest scores will formally be used as part of candidates’ application evaluation.


Requirements for PAPER applicants 

Before sending in your application, please make sure all documents listed below are included.  Failure to provide with required documents before the deadline will result in application not being reviewed without refund of the application fee.  Please submit the following documents in order and packaged in ONE envelope. 

  • Personal Statement.

  • ​Dental Experience.  This may be in a form of an essay, resume, or curriculum vitae.

  • ​Official Course-by-course Evaluations. Official ECE (www.ece.org), WES (www.wes.org) or AAC RAO (www.aacrao.org) course-by-course evaluation.  No actual college transcripts will be accepted.  Please make sure the document submitted is labeled ‘Course-By-Course Evaluation’ and is issued from one of the three accreditors listed above.

  • ​Dental Degree. School certified or notarized copy; if in a language other than English must be accompanied by a notarized translation from a boni fide U.S. translator.  Please note that no provisional degrees are accepted.
  • ​National Board Dental Examination- Part I.  Original National Board Dental Examination Part I score report, does not need to be in a sealed envelope.  There is no cut off score for NBD PT I; only passing score is required.  Part II is encouraged, however, is not required.  If Part II has been taken, scores need to be submitted before deadline to be considered as part of the application.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Original report, does not need to be in a sealed envelope.  Result of having successfully received a minimum score of 237 on a computer based version, 580 on a paper based version, or 94 on the new internet based version of the exam is requested.  Score received at the time of application being submitted must be less than three years old from the date exam was taken.  All applicants must take TOEFL, regardless of residency status or educational backgrounds.  You will need to submit TOEFL even if you are US citizen/resident, hold any other type of U.S. degrees (BS, MS, MBA, PhD), or even if currently enrolled in a different institution.  No other English skill exams may replace TOEFL.  
  • ​Three Letters of Recommendation.  The recommendation letter will not be accepted if the letter is older than 12 months from the date it was written at the time of application being submitted.  Letters should be in English, or translated by a boni fide U.S. translator if it was written in language other than English.  Out of the three letters required, 2 must be from a dental practitioner.  Having sent in more than required number of letters will not be given any priority over other applicants.  You may submit more than three letters, however, please note only three letters with the highest scores will be used in formal evaluation of the applicant.
  • ​Board of Regents Questionaire.  (BOARD OF REGENTS QUESTIONNAIRE 2015.pdfBOARD OF REGENTS QUESTIONNAIRE 2015.pdf)  A signature from the applicant is required on this form attesting to any history of felony or misdemeanor convictions with explanations provided if needed.  Tis signed form should be submitted directly to UCSODM.
  • ​Application Fee.  A non-refundable application fee of $400 in forms of a cashier’s check or money order must be included with each application package.  Please make checks payable to University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine (UCD SODM).


Mailing Addresses to submit Supplemental Documents and Paper Applications:

University of Colorado Denver

School of Dental Medicine

International Student Program

Attn: Beatriz Bustamante/Jane Miller

Mail Stop F 838

13065 E. 17th Ave. Room 403

Aurora, CO. 80045


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