Question 1: What are your admission requirements?
Please visit our view requirements web page for complete details.
Question 2: Is the ADAT required?
The Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) scores are not required as part of your application file. However, if you have taken the ADAT, an official score report will be considered if submitted. Not submitting ADAT scores will not have a negative impact on your application.
Question 3: How long is the International Dentist Program?
The IDP is approximately 26 months long. It typically begins the first week in March and ends two years later in mid-May.
Question 4: Can I apply to the IDP prior to completing all requirements?
Applications will not be considered until all requirements are met and required documents submitted. It is therefore recommended that you fulfill all requirements prior to beginning the application process.
Question 5: How many students will you be accepting?
We anticipate seating a class of 5 students who will join our existing class of approximately 69 students.
Question 6: When will applications become available?
WesternU’s College of Dental Medicine participates in the American Dental Education Association Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID). Applications are available March 1 via the ADEA CAAPID website. Supplemental applications will be available on our website around the same time. Both applications are required to complete your application file. Application deadline is July 20. Applicants are urged to apply and complete their application files as early as possible. For more information, please visit our apply now page.
Question 7: Am I eligible to apply for financial aid?
You are eligible to apply for federal financial aid only if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have the documentation to prove your citizenship status.
Question 8: Can I speak with a counselor about my application?
Feel free to contact us after reviewing the site with any additional questions you might have.
Question 9: Are there scholarships available for the IDP?
There are no scholarships specifically dedicated to IDP students. Please see Tuition/Scholarships for further information.
Question 10: Can I attend your program with an H-4 Visa?
Yes, you can go to school full time without having to change to a F-1 Visa. Please keep in mind you cannot work without receiving approval through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).