Graduate Periodontics Application Process


Application Deadline: September 3, 2018


Graduate Periodontics Residency Certificate Admissions Requirements:

The Graduate Periodontics Program will participate in the Phase I of the Match during the Fall 2018 application cycle (for students who will start the residency in July 2019). Applicants must register with the Match program. The Match and ADEA PASS share a registration portal for applicants, which will open mid-May. Applicants will be charged for the Match registration fee at that time. For more information, you can visit the Match website.

  1. Application through ADEA PASS (application materials are accepted through mid-May). Upload the following to ADEA PASS:

    • Official Transcripts uploaded to ADEA PASS (all colleges, dental school).

      • If you have attended a non-U.S. college/university, it is required that all international transcripts be evaluated by WES foreign credentialing services. Official college and dental school transcripts evaluated through World Education Services--Foreign Academic Credential Evaluation (WES). The Office of Admissions and Records will accept ONLY WES credential evaluation from International Applicants. For more information, you can visit the WES website. 

      • The Program will not consider applicants with a GPA below 3.0

    • Three Letters of Recommendation (Professional Evaluation Forms) uploaded to ADEA PASS.

    • Dean's Letter (Institution Evaluation Form) submitted by the Dean's Office to ADEA PASS.

      • This letter/form will include GPA, Class Rank and National Board Examination Scores

    • Curriculum-vitae uploaded to ADEA PASS.

    • Personal Motivation Statement (Essay) uploaded to ADEA PASS.

  2. Application for Admission form and fee of $75.00 for the Graduate College submitted online.

    • Opens May 15, 2018

  3. Test of English as Foreign Language scores sent directly to the Program for international applicants.

  4. Scanned copy of the following to Stephanie Ward ( at the Program Office:

    • NBDE scores (if applicable)

    • TOEFL scores (if applicable)

      • A minimum TOEFL iBT test score of 88 is required.

    • ADAT scores (if applicable)

  5. While not mandatory, the NBDE and ADAT exams are recommended for all applicants.



Interviews for the Program will be held during Sept. 4 - Oct. 15, 2018. Applicants and programs will submit rank order lists to the Match in late October to early November. Final results of the Match are released to applicants and programs in late November. See the Match website for further details.