Q. Can I apply directly to UIC without submitting a Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID) application?
No, UIC requires that all students submit both a CAAPID and a UIC online application.
The application cycle for the January 2018 entering class will begin on March 1, 2017. The deadline to submit the CAAPID application and UIC online application is June 15, 2017. If you submit your application by June 15th, you will be allowed to upload your supplemental application documents after the deadline date.
If you applied last year you should resubmit all application materials. The college does not transfer application materials from previous years.
A student’s application will remain incomplete and will not be considered for an interview until the permanent residency status has been finalized. The deadline to submit all documents including proof of permanent residency is June 15th.
No, UIC only accepts an Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) course by course evaluation.
No, UIC will only accept dental school transcripts issued by the University registrar or controller of examinations. We will not accept documents issued by the Dental College.
Yes, students that have earned a US high school, associate's, bachelor's or master’s degree are exempted from taking the TOEFL.
Yes, you should update CAAPID with the NBDE part II information. It is extremely important that CAAPID be updated. You can also email us informing us that you would like to update your application. We will then allow you to upload the new score report to your UIC application.
Q. If I have earned a US degree (associate’s, bachelors, master’s degree) and I am applying to the DMD-AS program, should I submit my academic credentials from that program?
You should list all US degree(s) you have earned in your CAAPID and UIC application. In addition, when you submit the UIC online application, you should list the program you are enrolled in or have earned a degree from. The UIC application will provide you with a tab that will allow you to upload your transcript.
No. In order to be eligible to apply for admission, applicants must possess documentation of one of the following residency statuses at the time of application: United States citizenship, permanent residency, or asylee. Applicants on a student or dependent visa will NOT be considered for this program. There are no exceptions.
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