University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
The University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry, Office of Student and Diversity Affairs, 801 S. Paulina St, Rm. 104 Chicago, IL 60612
|Program Size||Up to 52 (estimate)|
|Program Length||28 months|
|Application Open Date||March 9, 2023|
|Application Deadline||June 15, 2023|
|Program Start Date||January 1, 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
Citizenship and Immigration Eligibility
We accept applications from students that are currently living in the U.S. on a valid visa status that allows them to study. Individuals holding a tourist visa do not qualify.
Transcript Evaluation and Instructions
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
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 the ECE website.
Letters of Evaluations Instructions
Three (3) letter of recommendation are required by UIC COD. Preferably, one should be from a U.S. dental practitioner. The College will only accept Letters of Recommendation submitted via ADEA CAAPID. UIC COD will not accept additional letters of recommendation via the university’s online application or via email. Letters of recommendation must be on letterhead and must include a signature.
TOEFL Requirement Instructions
Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required for admissions.
All students must meet the minimum sub-scores to be eligible to apply:
- Overall: 80 (internet-based: IBT)
- Writing: 21
- Speaking: 20
- Listening: 17
- Reading: 19
The average TOEFL iBT score for the last entering class was a 101.
It is required that TOEFL scores be reported electronically directly to UIC by ETS. The University of Illinois-Chicago institution code with ETS TOEFL is 1851. Please note that TOEFL scores must be valid within two years of the application date to UIC. Scores older than two years old will not be accepted. There is no exception to this rule.
The TOEFL Home Edition and the TOEFL Best Score will NOT be accepted for the 2023 application cycle. For more information on the TOEFL, please visit the ETS website.
The following exemptions will be made for:
- Native English speakers from countries where English is the only official language
- Non-native English speakers who have graduated from a U.S. high school or university 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.