UofL School of Dentistry
Last updated on February 21, 2024.

University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Program Size
Space Avail. (estimate)
Program Length
28 months
Application Open
March 7, 2024
Application Deadline
July 1, 2024
Program Start
July 1, 2025

Program Contact

Jami Campbell Assistant Director of Admissions

University of Louisville School of Dentistry Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, Room 234 501 S. Preston St. Louisville, KY 40202 502-852-5081

Dr. Alma Ljaljevic-Tucakovic Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs
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The University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD) offers an Advanced Standing admission option into the D.M.D. program for selected individuals who have received a dental degree from an institution outside the United States or Canada. The total number of students admitted depends on space availability in the D2 year and has ranged from 0 to 8 spots. The program may be customized for each admitted student and is typically a 28-month program.

Program Information

Degree Awarded D.M.D.
Program Size Space Avail. (estimate)
Program Length 28 months
Application Open Date March 7, 2024
Application Deadline July 1, 2024
Program Start Date July 1, 2025
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. legal permanent resident status (green card) No
Bench Test Yes
Program Website louisville.edu

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • NBDE

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Citizenship and Immigration Eligibility

Information for international students wishing to enroll in the University of Louisville is available from International Student and Scholar Services at https://louisville.edu/internationalcenter/isss.

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

Transcript evaluations from ECE must be sent via CAAPID.

Letters of Evaluation Instructions

Two Letters of Evaluation required (one professional and one from the senior administrator or dean of applicant’s dental school), written within one year of the application.

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This requirement may be waived if an applicant has completed 90 college credit hours or a master’s degree in the United States. Applicants should indicate their qualifications for a waiver in the “Custom Questions” portion of the ADEA CAAPID® application. Please do not email requests or documentation to our office unless requested to do so. Only internet-based TOEFL (iBT) scores are accepted. Submit to ADEA CAAPID®. Preference is given to those scoring at or above a total score of 100 and 26 in speaking and listening or IELTS scores at or above 7.5. The institution code for submitting TOEFL scores to the ULSD is 5933.

National Board Requirement Instructions

Program requires passing NBDE Part I and Part II or INBDE to be considered for admission. Submit official results to ADEA CAAPID. Application eligibility requires minimum score of 75 on Part I or “Pass” if no numerical score is issued.

Other Requirement Instructions

Applicants must submit a resume outlining all experiences, dental and non-dental related, since graduation from dental school.