University of Louisville School of Dentistry

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Description of Program

www.louisville.edu/dental

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry offers an Advanced Standing admission option into the DMD program for selected individuals who have received a dental degree from an institution outside the United States or Canada. The total number of students admitted is dependent upon the school’s available resources. The program will be customized for each admitted student and will range from two to three years in length.

Contact Information

Dianne Foster
University of Louisville
School of Dentistry
Office of Student Affairs, Room 234
501 S. Preston St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone: 502-852-5081
Fax: 502-852-1210
Email: advadms@louisville.edu  

Program Details

Length of Program: minimum of 28 months
Program Deadline: All ULSD application materials must be received by June 15, 2014
Start Date: January, 2014
Class Size: based on space available
Degree Awarded: D.M.D.
Tuition: Same as ULSD traditional program,
Current tuition rates listed on website.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide TOEFL scores unless they have taken at least 90 college credit hours in a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education.
  • Only Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) scores are accepted- submit to CAAPID
  • Preference given to those scoring at or above a total score of 100 and 26 in speaking and listening
  • The institution code for submitting TOEFL scores to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry is 5933. For more information about TOEFL testing, go to: www.ets.org.

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passing of NBDE Part I to be considered for admission
  • Submit Part I National Board Dental Examination scores to CAAPID
  • Application eligibility requires a minimum score of 75 on Part I or “pass” if no numerical score is issued

Personal Statement

  • Short essay describing why you desire to enter the DMD program

Letter of Evaluation

  • Two letters of evaluation required (one professional and one from the senior administrator or dean of applicant’s dental school), written within one year of the application- submit to CAAPID

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to CAAPID a detailed evaluation by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)

Application Fees

  • Pay $65 application fee to program online only AFTER requested to do so by program—do NOT send payments to ULSD until requested.

Special Notes:

Only applications that are complete with all the ULSD requirements listed above fulfilled by the application deadline of June 15 will be considered by the Admissions Committee.

Applicants- please DO NOT submit original documents to ULSD. Only admitted students are required to submit original documents directly to ULSD.