University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
School of Dentistry University of Minnesota 15-121 Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower 515 Delaware Street S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS) is a 29-month program for graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada. Graduates earn their Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree to practice general dentistry in the United States. Also, UMN PASS is one of the only programs that prepares graduates to take the prepare dental board examinations so graduates can practice dentistry in Canada as well. A total of 16 students are admitted each year.
UMN PASS is an integrated program so students receive the same clinical education as any other student graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. All instruction is research-based, taught by top faculty who are leaders in dentistry, and incorporates leading dental techniques, skills, and tools. UMN PASS facilitates a smooth transition into the United States and Canadian dental profession with 100% employment after graduation.
|Program Length||29 months|
|Application Open Date||March 9, 2023|
|Application Deadline||June 1, 2023|
|Program Start Date||January 2, 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
All applicants regardless of citizenship are welcome to apply. Any applicants admitted into the program who require an F-1 visa will work with University of Minnesota International Student Scholars Service office to obtain an F-1 visa and any F-2 visas for eligible family members.
Transcript Evaluation and Instructions
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
Only a dental degree transcript from a country outside the US and Canada is required for your ADEA CAAPID application. Please submit all transcripts for Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees if applicable.
Letters of Evaluations Instructions
TOEFL Requirement Instructions
The PASS program only accepts the internet-based Test (iBT) of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination results. Other requirements include the following:
- The TOEFL iBT is mandatory regardless of instruction in English or residency.
- Examination must have been completed within the last three years.
- The iBT total score must be 94 or above and with a score of 20 or above in each of the four evaluations.
- The iBT Home edition is accepted.
- MyBest scores are accepted.
National Board Requirement Instructions
Other Requirement Instructions
- Complete and send the UMN PASS supplemental application
- Pay the $150 UMN PASS supplemental application fee online
Website link: https://dentistry.umn.edu/degrees-programs/umn-pass