Skip to main content
Sign In

University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
 

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 (UCSODM) International Student Program (ISP):

  • An electronic application through CAAPID (a service of the ADEA)

     Requirements for CAAPID applicants, a service of the ADEA.

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

    2. Supplemental documents. 6 items total will need to be submitted in addition to the CAAPID application. 

    Please Note: Documents outlined below are not collected through CAAPID or do not meet University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine’s (UCSODM) verification requirements as submitted through CAAPID and must be submitted directly to UCSODM, with CAAPID ID # clearly identified. All documents listed below should be sent together and packaged in one envelope.

    • DENTAL EXPERIENCE
    - This may be in the form of an essay, resume, or curriculum vitae.


    • DENTAL DEGREE
    - School certified or notarized copy. if in a language other than English, degree must be accompanied by a notarized translation from a bonafide U.S. translator.  Please note that no provisional degrees are accepted.


    • NATIONAL BOARD DENTAL EXAMINATION (NBDE) Part I  (ORIGINAL report, does not need to be in a sealed envelope)
    - There is no cut off score for NBDE Part I, only a passing score is required.  Part II is encouraged, however is not required. If Part II has been taken, scores need to be submitted before the deadline to be considered 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.  Scores submitted at the time of application must be less than 2 years old from the date the exam was taken.  All applicants MUST take TOEFL, regardless of residency status or educational background.  You will need to submit TOEFL scores even if you are a 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.  This signed form should be submitted directly to UCSODM (Click ISP BOARD OF REGENTS QUESTIONAIRE rev. 5.14.pdfISP BOARD OF REGENTS QUESTIONAIRE rev. 5.14.pdf for Regents Questionnaire)

    • SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FEE
    - A non-refundable supplemental application processing fee of $50.00 in the form 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). 


    • Remember to include any transcripts from any US institution or post-doctoral programs that you may have with your supplemental documents.


     
    If you would like to add extra letters of recommendation to your application, please feel free to do so, however, only three letters with the highest scores will formally be used as part of a candidate’s application evaluation. Original or hard copy is requested.

    Please note:

    All CAAPID Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation must be dated and be less than a year old at the time the application was submitted.  We also do not accept letters without dates, original signatures, email, physical addresses, and phone number. Proper letterhead is expected. If the letters you have submitted to CAAPID fail to meet the criteria mentioned above you should resubmit valid letters with your supplemental documents.  Your application will be considered incomplete without valid Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation.

    Letters may come from dentists, non-dentists, deans, educators of various post graduate programs that applicant may be enrolled or have enrolled in, from current or past employers and charities volunteered for. The letters of evaluation should come from those who have direct and current knowledge of the applicant and should address the applicant’s work ethic, personality, knowledge base, personal skills, clinical dental skills character and reliability.

    3


  • A Paper Application submitted directly to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

     Requirements for PAPER applicants

    Before sending in your application, please make sure all documents listed below are included.  Failure to provide the application with required documents before the deadline will result in application not being reviewed and no refund of the application fee will be made.  Please submit all of the following documents in order and packaged in one envelope (no extra individual or sealed envelopes).


    • COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM (Signed and Dated)   (click ISP PAPER APPLICATION SET ADMISSION.pdf to print the application)
    Please clearly print or type.

    • PERSONAL STATEMENT


    • DENTAL EXPERIENCE
    - This may be in the form of an essay, resume, or curriculum vitae.


    • OFFICIAL COURSE-BY-COURSE EVLAUATIONS
    - 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 bonafide 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 NBDE 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 the 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 two 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 a 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 must be original or hard copy.
    - Letters should be in English, or translated to English by a bonafide U.S. translator.
    - 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.
    - Letters may come from dentists, non-dentists, deans, educators of various post graduate programs the applicant may be enrolled or have enrolled in, from current or past employers and charities volunteered for. The letters of evaluation should come from those who have direct and current knowledge of the applicant and should address the applicant’s work ethic, personality, knowledge base, personal skills, clinical dental skills character and reliability.


    • BOARD OF REGENTS QUESTIONAIRE (Click ISP BOARD OF REGENTS QUESTIONAIRE rev. 5.14.pdfISP BOARD OF REGENTS QUESTIONAIRE rev. 5.14.pdf for 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.  This signed form should be submitted directly to UCSODM

    • APPLICATION FEE
    - A non-refundable application fee of $400 in the form of a cashier’s check or money order must be included with each application package.  Please make checks payable to University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (UCSODM).

    1


Please Note: Candidates must choose between CAAPID or Paper Application and may not submit both.

Once an application is received, an email confirmation stating the status of the application will be sent out.  Please note that admission is not 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 (3) are conducted in April, May, June and the new class of 40 is announced approximately the first week of July each year.  Further details about the interview/bench test will be provided if invited.

Mailing Addresses to submit Supplemental Documents and Paper Applications:

University of Colorado
School of Dental Medicine
International Student Program
Attn: Beatriz Bustamante
Mail Stop F 838
13065 E. 17th Ave. Room 403
Aurora, CO. 80045