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Admissions Requirements

The College of Dental Medicine selects students based on academic records, letters of recommendation, a minimum qualifying score of 80 (computer generated) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the GRE, 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: 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 GPA, must be received by the Program Director prior to the date of the benchtest examination.

All materials needed for the above will be provided by NSU-CDM.

Application Procedures (Required)

The Postgraduate Operative Program at NSU College of Dental Medicine participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). All applications MUST be submitted through PASS. Applicants can access this material online at

Supplemental Application (required)

In addition to the PASS application a supplemental Nova Southeastern Application must be completed by October 1st.

All admissions material should be sent to the following address:

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

Admissions questions should be directed to:

Su-Ann Zarrett, M.S.W.
Admissions Counselor I
(954) 262-1108, 800-356-0026, ext. 21108

International Applicants

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

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