International Applicants

The Application process will be open May 15, 2017 through September 1, 2017

for U.S. applicants only.

The Graduate Orthodontics Program will not be accepting applications for

international students again until 2018.

The Graduate Orthodontics Program will not be accepting any international applicants until 2019. Applications for international students will be accepted beginning in 2018. 


Those candidates with dental degrees from schools not accredited by the ADA Commission on Accreditation may be accepted. 

International candidates are reviewed by faculty seperately from the Match. After a personal interview candidates are informed about their selection. If offered a position, the candidate will have the option to accept the position. If the applicant is also registered with the Match, by withdrawing from the Match, in general, the program accepts international students only on a periodic basis. International graduate students are required to pay out-of-state tuition. 

All of the above application requirements are required for international applicants with the following exceptions:

  • TOEFL scores are required for candidates from countries where the native language is not English. Minimum Score: 79 (internet based), 213 (computer based), and 550 (paper based)
  • Registration with the National Matching Service is not required
  • National Board Scores (Part I or II) are preferred but not required
  • If providing an enrollment verification or class schedule, the applicant will need to have an official transcript mailed to the Office of Admissions and Records as soon as final grades are posted.
  • Any applicant with foreign credentials is required to have their transcripts or marksheets evaluated course-by-course through WES (World Education Services) at the following web site: The Office of Admissions and Records will only accept a WES credential evaluation.