PAPER APPLICATION CHECK LIST **THIS APPLICATION/CHECKLIST ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE WHO ARE BYPASSING CAAPID AND IS SUBMITING APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS March 01, 2015 (No exceptions will be made).
Before sending in your application, please make sure all documents listed below are included. Failure to provide with required documents before the deadline will result in application not being reviewed without refund of the application fee.
PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS IN THE ORDER LISTED BELOW (Please note, our program DOES NOT require sealed envelopes for documents: COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM (Signed and Dated)
Official ECE (www.ece.org) course-by-course evaluation. No actual college transcripts will be accepted unless you have done any studies in the United States. Please make sure the document submitted is labeled ‘Course-By-Course Evaluation’. TRANSCRIPTS
You must include any Transcripts from any US institution or post-doctoral programs that you may have with your supplemental documents
School certified or notarized copy; if in a language other than English, a translation must be made by a U.S. translator and notarized by a bonafide notary public. Please note that no provisional degrees are accepted.
NATIONAL BOARD DENTAL EXAMINATION- PART I
Original National Board Dental Examination Part I score report. There is no cut off score for NBDE Part I; only a passing score is required. Part II is encouraged, however, is not required. If Part II has been taken, scores need to be submitted before the deadline to be considered as part of the application.
TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)
Original results of having successfully received a minimum score of 94 on the internet-based version of the exam. Score received at the time of application being submitted must be less than 2 years old from the date exam was taken. All applicants must take TOEFL, regardless of residency status or circumstances. You will need to submit TOEFL even if you are a US citizen/resident, grew up in the US, hold any other type of U.S. degrees (BS, MS, MBA, PhD), or even if currently enrolled in a different institution. No other English skill exams may replace TOEFL.
THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS
The recommendation letter will not be accepted if the letter is older than 12 months from the date it was written at the time of application being submitted. Letters should be in English, or translated by a bonafide U.S. translator if it was written in language other than English. Sending in more than the required number of letters will not be given any priority over other applicants. Letters must include contact information of author, phone number, email address, physical address/school or office physical address. Please use form attached to indicate whether or not you waive the right to see each letter or do not waive the right.
Letters may come from dentists, non-dentists, deans, educators of various post graduate programs the applicant may be enrolled or have enrolled in, from current or past employers and charities volunteered for. The letters of evaluation should come from those who have direct and current knowledge of the applicant and should address the applicant’s work ethic, personality, knowledge base, personal skills, clinical dental skills character and reliability
A non-refundable application fee of $400.00 in the form of a cashier’s check or money order; please make checks payable to University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (UCSODM).
All application, required documents and fee must be received by March 1, 2015. Any documents received after this date will not be considered as part of the application. Once your application is received, an email confirmation stating the status of the application will be sent out. Please note that admission process is not on a rolling-basis, therefore, applicants will receive notice of decision after the proposed deadline. Note: For translations you may contact:
Contact your school for certified/notarized translation; or
A translator accredited by the American Translators Association (www.atanet.org) or 703.683.6100
Certified or registered court interpreter. Information on court interpreters is available through the Judicial Council at 415.865.7530. General information is provided at www.courtinfo.ca.gov. The court interpreter must sign the translation and declaration in the presence of a Notary Public.