University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry
|Program Length||25 months|
|Application Open Date||March 9, 2023|
|Application Deadline||June 30, 2023|
|Program Start Date||May 8, 2024|
|Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card)||No|
Required Standardized Tests
- Requires supplemental application
- Requires supplemental fee
Transcript Evaluation and Instructions
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
Letters of Evaluation Instructions
PPID accepts three Letters of Evaluation. Applicants must submit one Letter of Recommendation from each of the following individuals: Dean or head of the applicant’s dental school. Dental school clinical instructor who is able to evaluate the applicant’s potential and a person of the applicant’s choosing, preferably someone with whom the applicant has worked with. We recommend that letters of recommendation be written within the last two years.
TOEFL Requirement Instructions
All applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ) to be considered for admission. All applicants must meet the following minimum section requirements for the internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Writing: 25, Speaking: 24, Reading 21, Listening: 17 or Alternatively, have a total TOEFL score report of 95 or higher to be considered. The minimum score requirement for the paper-based TOEFL (PBT) is 560. PPID is accepting the TOEFL best scores exam and home-based iBT TOEFL exam for the 2023-2024 application cycle. An official, original, sealed TOEFL report must be submitted by the applicant directly to the Office of Student Services by the application deadline.
National Board Requirement Instructions
Other Requirement Instructions
Curriculum Vitae/Professional Resume
A current copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae/professional resume must be submitted by email to the office of Student Services by the applicaiton deadline in a combined pdf with the supplemental application. (The file must not exceed 5MB). Please include education/training, professional employment/organizations, research/publications, honors/awards and community service.
A non-refundable application fee of US$250 must be sumbitted online at the School of Dentistry PPID website. Checks or money orders will not be accetped.
Altus Suite - Admission Assessment of Non-Cognitive Skills
All applicants are required to complete Altus CASPER Assessment for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. Plesae note that Acuity Insight is the new company name for Altus Assessment. Visit Acuity Insights-TakeAltus to create an account and schedule your CASPER assessment: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgement test. NOTE: Acuity Insight will open in April and post available testing dates for May and June. For questions, please contact Acuity Insights/Altus.