Indiana University School of Dentistry
Last updated on March 22, 2024.

Indiana University School of Dentistry

Program Size
15 (estimate)
Program Length
30 months
Application Open
March 7, 2024
Application Deadline
May 17, 2024
Program Start
January 6, 2025

Program Contact

Ms. Stacy Brown Assistant Director of Admissions

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
1121 West Michigan Street, Room 118
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Office:  317-274-8173

Dr. Joan Kowolik Director of Admissions
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The International Dentist Program (IDP) offers qualified graduates from foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD).   

The IDP program requires a daily, full-time, minimum 30-month committment to successfully complete and graduate the program.  Qualified applicants accepted into the program will enter the spring semester of the second year of the DDS program.  Upon successful completion of the DDS program, graduates may take state or regional clinical board examinations to be eligible for dental licensure and dental practice contingent upon licensure requirements for any state within the U.S.

IUSD reviews all CAAPID applicants in a holistic manner considering all the required components lister in the criteria below.  After the application is reviewed and all required materials are successfully processed, qualified applicants are invited for a virtual assessment and/or interview.  ** IUSD reserves the right to conduct in-person interviews as changes occur, updated notification will be published on


Program Information

Degree Awarded D.D.S.
Program Size 15 (estimate)
Program Length 30 months
Application Open Date March 7, 2024
Application Deadline May 17, 2024
Program Start Date January 6, 2025
Supplemental Application Yes
Supplemental Fee Yes
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card) No
Bench Test Yes
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE
  • Other

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental application
  • Requires supplemental fee

Citizenship and Immigration Eligibility

All qualified international dentist can apply to this program.

* Please note: After application, if applicant is given a provisional offer of acceptance.  The applicant must hold or be able to apply for one of the following immigration/citizenship statuses.

  • U.S. Citizen, or Canadian citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Holder of a Valid Visa 
  • For information regarding visa status click here or contact  


Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

Official transcrips must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), this is the only evaluation service accepted by IUSD.

Letters of Evaluation Instructions

  • You are required to submit two original letters of evaluation with your application. All letters of evaluation must be submitted directly to ADEA CAAPID.
  • One letter must be from a U.S./Canadian Dental professional with whom you have worked in the past 12 months.
  • One letter must be from a U.S./Canadian organization for Community service performed in the past 12 months. “Community Service” is assistance provided (without pay) through a nonprofit organization that benefits the community.
  • Each letter must be on the official letterhead of the organization with which the evaluator is affiliated; Include the evaluator’s mailing address, phone number, email address and signature; and written within 12 months of the application’s submission date. Letters that do not meet these criteria will not be accepted.

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

  • All IU-IDP applicants must be proficient in the English language. If your native language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • We accept only the TOEFL iBT (test center or home edition). You must have taken the test no more than two years prior to the date you submit your application
  • Minimum score of 100 is required and must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to ADEA CAAPID.
  • Note: MyBest Scores, the sum of highest scores, is not accepted.
  • We do not grant TOEFL waivers for personal circumstances or for scores lower than the minimum requirement.

National Board Requirement Instructions

  • INDBE or the NBDE Parts I/II must be taken prior to submitting your CAAPID application
  • Applicant must pass the exam to be considered for admission to the program. 
  • National Boards score reports must be received by May 15, 2024 application deadline to be considered for an interview.   
  • All scores must be sent from ADA directly to ADEA CAAPID.