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A Special Note for Internationally Trained Dentists

All prospective students are required to have a bachelor's degree from an accredited US or Canadian college or university.

The ECU School of Dental Medicine does not offer a special program for internationally trained dentists. Provided they are residents of the state of North Carolina, internationally trained dentists may apply for admission to the Doctor of Dental Medicine program as first year students, and must meet the same admissions requirements as all other applicants. There can be no exceptions to these requirements.

All prospective students are required to have a bachelor's degree from an accredited US or Canadian college or university. Internationally trained dentists seeking admission must submit, as part of their AADSAS application, course transcripts for all degrees earned, including a course by course translation, certified by an accredited credentials agency, such as World Educational Services (WES). As is required of all dental applicants, internationally trained dentists must take Dental Admission Test (DAT). National Board scores cannot be substituted for the DAT.

Given that the School of Dental Medicine does not offer admission with advanced standing, internationally trained dentists may find it helpful to consider institutions that do offer advanced standing programs. The American Dental Association provides resource information for internationally trained dentists, including information regarding accredited dental programs that offer admission with advanced standing. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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