Howard University College of Dentistry

Description of Program

After the interviewing process, up to 10 candidates will be selected for the Howard University College of Dentistry Advanced Standing Program. During the summer session, May through July, each candidate will be evaluated and calibrated in various clinical procedures, utilizing the preclinical manikins in the simulation laboratory. If unsuccessful, the acceptance will be rescinded, based on the performance and the recommendation of the chairs, the admissions committee and the dean.

If the candidate’s performance is deemed satisfactory, he/she will be admitted to the third year (D3) class and will be included in all D3 and D4 programs. The program may extend beyond two years depending on the student’s ability to meet all graduation requirements. 

Contact Information

Howard University College of Dentistry 
Attn: International Dentist Program
Office of Academic Affairs
600 W Street NW – Suite 128
Washington, DC 20059
Telephone: 202-806-0442                                         

Program Details

Length of Program: 24 months
Program Deadline: July 31, 2020
Start Date: May 12, 2021                    
Class Size: up to 10 students                     
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

*Communication by email is preferred. Add to your e-mail contacts list to ensure the delivery of all email correspondence.

Only applications that are complete, meet the deadline and meet the requirements will be reviewed and considered for admission.

Requirements for Applying to Program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Applicants whose dental degree is International are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a total score of 100 or more to be considered. (No waiver will be given.)
  • Must submit TOEFL scores via ADEA CAAPID®; Only internet-based TOEFL scores are accepted. (No paper-based scores.)*
    *If you are scheduled for an interview, you will be required to bring official TOEFL score report.

National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Requirements

  • Program requires passage of NBDE Parts I and II and within the last five years of application date in order to be considered for admission.
  • NBDE Parts I and II must be completed, scored and passed prior to application deadline. Submit scores via ADEA CAAPID.*
    *If you are scheduled for an interview, you will be required to bring official NBDE scores.

Letters of Evaluation

  • Program requires three Letters of Evaluation (via ADEA CAAPID).*
  • Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from the dean of the dental school from which the applicant graduated.
    *All submitted evaluations must be submitted on appropriate letterhead and signed to be considered.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed evaluation by either ECE or World Education Services (WES). (This may require official transcripts from original dental school to be sent directly to the program.)

Application Fee

  • Send the supplemental application fee to program, not to ADEA CAAPID. An application is considered complete only if the fee has been submitted and received prior to the application deadline.
  • Certified funds, cashier’s check or money order payable to Howard University College of Dentistry.*
    (Please include your ADEA CAAPID ID# and first/last name on the cashier’s check/money order.)
    *Cash, credit/debit cards and/or personal checks will not be accepted.

Please mail the non-refundable $200 application fee to the following address:

Howard University College of Dentistry
Office of Academic Affairs
Attention: International Dentist Program
600 W Street NW – Suite 128
Washington, DC 20059

Other Documents That Should be Sent Directly to Program (not to ADEA CAAPID), Only if Requested

Send 2x2-inch color photograph to program, not to ADEA CAAPID, after being contacted by program for a scheduled interview. Print your name and ADEA CAAPID number on the back of the photo.