Degree in dentistry from an institution outside the US or Canada
The program only accepts applications from individuals who have earned dental degrees from institutions outside the US or Canada.
US Citizenship Status
Individuals who hold one of the following categories are invited to apply:
US Permanent Resident
- US Asylee
National Board Scores
National Board Examination Part I is required for admissions. The average score for the last entering class was 84. Applicants must have passed the exam; there is no minimum score requirement. Although National Board Examination Part II is not required, highest consideration will be given to applicants who have passed it. For more information, please visit the American Dental Association.
EFFECTIVE FOR THE 2014 CAAPID Application Cycle
A highly competitive comprehensive Grade Point Average (GPA) per the ECE course-by-course evaluation is required. UIC only accepts evaluations from the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). For more information please visit http://www.ece.org/
Evidence of English Competency
Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required for admissions.
- Overall: 80 (internet-based: IBT)
- Writing: 21
- Speaking: 20
- Listening: 17
- Reading: 19 or 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based)
The average TOEFL IBT score for the last entering class was 100. Please note that TOEFL scores over two years old are invalid. There is no exception to this rule. TOEFL scores must be reported directly to UIC by ETS, please request ETS to send the score electronically. The University of Illinois-Chicago institution code with ETS TOEFL is 1851.
- Native English speakers from countries where English is the only official language, or
- Non-native English speakers who have completed two consecutive years of full-time high school or university study in the U.S. or other country where the only official language of the country is English.
Note: Applicants from countries where the official language of the country is not English, but who attended a university where English was the language of instruction, are not exempt from submitting TOEFL scores.
Safety & Technical Standards
Applicants must meet the Safety and Technical Standards of the program.