Orthodontics

Admissions

Admissions Requirements

The applicant's dental degree must be conferred prior to the July 1, 2013, start date. All applicants are required to submit official Graduate Record Examination scores. The NSU code is 5522. GRE scores must be less than three years old prior to the candidate's matriculation. All materials must be received by the September 1, 2012 deadline. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview. We do not offer an externship.

Graduates of a CODA Accredited Institution

Graduates of a CODA institution may submit National Board Exam scores.

International Applicants

For non CODA accredited institution graduates, National Board Exam scores are recommended but not required. For GRE scores use institution code 5522.

All graduates of a non CODA accredited institution requires an English proficiency (TOEFL), a score of 550 or higher on the paper-based (PBT) version of the Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a score of 213 or higher on the computer-based test (CBT), or a score of 81 on the Internet-based test (IBT). Automatic waivers of the TOEFL requirement are granted for persons who have completed a bachelor's degree (or higher) at an accredited university in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding French Quebec), Australia, or New Zealand.

Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence. This coursework must be evaluated by one of the following services.

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
(212) 966-6311
www.wes.org

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338
www.jsilny.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 415070
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 289-3400
www.ece.org

Foundation for International Services, Inc.
14926 35th Avenue West, Suite 210
Lynwood, Washington 98087
(425) 248-2255
(425) 248-2262 fax
www.fis-web.com

GRE and TOEFL Information

Corporate Headquarters, Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08541
Phone: (609) 921-9000
Fax: (609) 734-5410
E-mail: etsinfo@ets.org
www.ets.org

Application Procedures

Applicants should complete the three step PASS, MATCH and NSU application process.

PASS

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine uses the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) administered by the American Dental Education Association. PASS applications must be completed and submitted to the Postdoctoral Application Support Service so that they are available for review by the Admissions Committee on September 1st of the application year.

PASS application materials and instructions may be obtained by visiting the PASS Web site or by contacting:

Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 101
Washington, DC 20036
Email: csrpass@adea.org
Phone: (202) 332-8790

National Matching Service (MATCH)

The Orthodontics program at NSU College of Dental Medicine participates in the National Matching Service (MATCH).

National Matching Services, Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4S 3B1
Phone: (416) 977-3431 Fax (416) 977-5020
www.natmatch.com

Nova Southeastern University Postgraduate Application

Nova Southeastern University requires certain additional materials, including the College of Dental Medicine Application for Postdoctoral Students.

An application to NSU's postgraduate programs must be completed and the nonrefundable fee paid.