Please note that many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and admissions requirements due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Additionally, references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions should be read in light of current campus health and safety guidelines, which continue to evolve in response to changing conditions. More information can be found on WesternU’s COVID-19 Information page.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

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Congratulations on taking the next step! We look forward to receiving your application.

Primary Application

Opens: March 8, 2022

Closes: July 20, 2022

All application materials must be received on or before the deadline. Application materials received after the deadline are considered late and may not be processed.

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Please carefully review the checklist to ensure that you submit all required documents in the appropriate manner along with your secondary application by the deadline.

Application Process

Please begin by submitting your primary application to the American Dental Education Association Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (ADEA CAAPID).The later you apply, the more competition you will have as many of the seats will have already been filled due to the rolling admission process, so apply early!

Please submit your secondary application online, then follow-up with the additional documentation outlined in the secondary application checklist. The first time you visit our online secondary application, click “Create an account” to set up your account

Next Steps

To give you peace of mind, we will e-mail you when your application is received. If the Admissions Committee determines you are eligible to interview, we will contact you to schedule an appointment. We anticipate we will conduct interviews in September and October.

We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the application process,
so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help.


Prospective students are expected to act with honesty, forthrightness, and integrity throughout the admissions process. It is expected that all applicants will submit accurate information in the ADEA CAAPID and the WesternU Supplemental application. Violation of the ADEA Applicant Code of Conduct may result in the suspension of the application and/or other actions, including rescission of your admission to dental school, or the possibility of dismissal from the College Of Dental Medicine, if enrolled.