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Admissions Requirements

The College of Dental Medicine selects students based on application content, academic record, letters of recommendation, National Board Dental Examination scores (if taken), and a personal interview.

Prior to matriculation, applicants must have completed a D.M.D., D.D.S., or an equivalent degree.

The applicant should complete the following:

  1. complete the College of Dental Medicine application for postdoctoral students and pay a nonrefundable application fee of $50

  2. an official transcript from each college, professional school, or university attended.

  3. The ADAT Exam is looked upon favorably but optional. 

  4. Please note that we subscribe to a rolling admissions format. It is to the candidates' advantage to get his or her application in early since the interview process will start July 18th.  The deadline to have the application &  required documents completed and received by Admissions is July 31st. We look most favorably on the applicant that has a minimum of 1-2 years experience following their dental school graduation.

Coursework taken at international institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence. This coursework must be evaluated by one of the services listed below. You should contact one of the following:

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

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

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

The applicant must arrange for the following to be sent to NSU's Enrollment Processing Services (EPS):

  1. Official National Board scores
    Please request the secretary of the National Board of Dental Examiners to forward all scores (Part 1 required and Part 2, if available) of the dental boards. The National Board is located at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611.
  2. Three letters of evaluation are required
    They must be completed by dental school faculty members who are well acquainted with the applicant's abilities or by individuals who can provide information relevant to the applicant's potential.

Upon receipt of the completed application and the required credentials, the director of each postdoctoral program, along with the committee on admissions, will select applicants for interview. Those selected will be notified in writing. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. All applicants who are admitted to the college must be interviewed, but an invitation to appear for an interview should not be construed as evidence of acceptance.

All materials should be sent to:

Enrollment Processing Services
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue-P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33314-9905

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