Advanced Standing Program (ASP)-HOW TO APPLY

Application Checklist

General Program Description (Click Here)

All applicants must apply through the Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID). Information, including application forms and instructions, is available on the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Web site at

CAAPID Dental School Application

The items listed below are required by CAAPID for a completed application. In order to be considered by the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, your application must be received by CAAPID no later than September 1st.

In addition, a separate OU Application Supplement must be submitted directly to the College of Dentistry. Both your CAAPID application and your OU Application Supplement must be received by the College of Dentistry in order to be considered for admission.

1. The following items are submitted to CAAPID according to their instructions:

  • ADEA CAAPID Dental School Application - Please complete each section of the application and submit the required supporting documentation. Designate our program to receive your application. 
  • Official Evaluated Transcript(s) - Official transcripts for each college and university/dental school attended showing all coursework attempted and completed. Transcripts from all institutions outside the United States and Canada must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). 
  • Letters of Evaluation - A minimum of two official school certified or original letters of evaluation. Letters must be written in English or translated into English. Letters from deans and/or faculty members from the applicant's former dental school are preferred. Please provide telephone and address contact information for each reference. 

  • National Board Scores - Part I is required; Part II is optional.

  • TOEFL Scores - Acceptable TOEFL scores are required of all applicants from countries where English is the second language. This requirement pertains to any person born outside the United States and includes Permanent Residents of the U.S. (green card holders) and Naturalized U.S. Citizens.

2. The following item is provided to the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry:


The minimum test scores for applicants to the Advanced Standing Program are as follows:

Paper Based TOEFL: 587
Computer Based TOEFL: 240
Internet Based TOEFL: 94

Application Deadline: 
September 1, 2018 (Date by which CAAPID must receive application.)

Background Checks

All dental students are required to pass a criminal background review in order to fulfill the program requirements of the OU College of Dentistry.

An essential part of the curriculum includes assigned rotations and externships at health care facilities where background checks are mandatory for security purposes. Students must submit to and pass a background check as a condition for participating in these requisite training experiences and ultimately meeting the requirements for a DDS degree.