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International Dentist Pathway Admissions

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The application deadline is May 31.

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International Dentist Pathway
Learner Success Center

513 Parnassus Ave., S619
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
415.476.2737 (voice)
415.476.4226 (fax)

Thank you for your interest in the International Dentist Pathway program at UCSF School of Dentistry. Please use this website as a resource to gather information regarding the requirements, the application process, and our technical standards.

Admissions Standards

To be considered for admission, you must present evidence that you have completed a dental degree from a foreign institution and have passed the National Dental Board Exams Parts 1 and 2.

Due to the large number of applicants in our pool, we are not able to offer application counseling. We suggest you seek advice from a counselor or pre-health adviser at your previous institution.

Minimum Requirements

The School of Dentistry has removed minimum GPA admissions requirements for the 2020-21 admissions cycle. Candidates are encouraged to explore our class information to get a sense of the profile of successful applicants. The UCSF Dentistry Admissions Committee employs holistic review in selecting the incoming class, and thoroughly evaluates a candidate’s academic preparedness, community engagement, and fit for the institution.

All applicants who submit a complete application will be fully evaluated for admission.

Evaluation of Applicants, Interviews and Final Decision

Completed applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, those selected to move forward in the process, will be invited for an on-campus interview. Interviews take place in October.

The School of Dentistry takes a holistic approach to our admissions process. Our Admissions Committee considers all aspects of the application, including academic background and ability, motivation for a dental career, and the potential for future success in the program and dentistry indicated by past achievements and present commitments.

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How to Apply

In addition to the application, students should plan to send in transcripts, evaluations, letters of recommendation, TOEFL and NBDE scores and application fees.

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Technical Standards

There are several essential abilities required for completion of the DDS degree.

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Class Profile

Check out our incoming class!

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Policies and Resources

UCSF has a wide range of resources to help educate prospective students and protect the rights of current students.

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