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Admissions Requirements

The College of Dental Medicine selects students based on academic records, letters of evaluation, a minimum qualifying score of 80 (computer generated) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a Pass score on Part I of the National Board Dental Examination, a translated GPA of the U.S. equivalent of 3.0, a personal interview, a psychomotor bench test, and a clinical case presentation.

The psychomotor bench test and clinical case presentation may include the following: Canadian wax carving examination, typodont tooth preparation and restoration in amalgam, and typodont tooth preparation for a full metal crown. The clinical case presentation will consist of an oral presentation related to a clinical scenario. In order to participate in the benchtest, a qualifying score on the TOEFL Exam and the National Board of Dental Examination, Part 1, must be received by the Office of Admissions prior to the date of the benchtest examination.

All materials needed for the above will be provided by NSU-CDM. The fee for this psychomotor bench test will be $2,500. This fee is in addition to the tuition for the international dental graduate program, should you be selected for admission.

Application Procedures

Notice of acceptance or other action by the Committee on Admissions will be on a rolling or periodic schedule; therefore, early completion of the application is in the best interest of the student.

Step 1

The applicant must submit the following materials to NSU's Enrollment Processing Services (EPS) by January 1, 2019:

  • the completed College of Dental Medicine application for the International Dental Graduate Program. Click here
  • a non-refundable application fee of $50

  • official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • one official transcript sent directly from each college, professional school, or university attended.
  • Coursework taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalency by one of the services listed below. It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated, course by course. An official evaluation must be sent to the EPS.

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

Step 2

The applicant must provide an official letter of graduation from the dean or designee of that institution supporting the granting of the dental degree from that institution.

Step 3

Please request that the secretary of the National Board of Dental Examiners forward your scores for Part I and Part II (if taken) of the examination to the Office of Admissions. The National Board of Dental Examiners is located at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

Step 4

Three letters of evaluation are required. They may 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.

All materials should be sent to:

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


Inquiries only should be directed to:

Nova Southeastern University
College of Dental Medicine
Office of Admissions
3200 South University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33328-2018

Phone: (954) 262-1101 or 800-356-0026, ext. 21101


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