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Frequently Asked Questions - Advanced Placement DDS Program
Is it true that the Advanced Placement in the DDS Program will be discontinued?
Yes, due to curriculum initiatives, 2013 will be the final year that the college will be offering admission to its Advanced Placement DDS program. Throughout the years, New York University College of Dentistry has maintained a program for internationally trained dentists that it is extremely proud of. For years 2014 and after, we encourage international dentists to consider applying to our regular 4-year program.
What are the requirements for admissions?
The requirements for admissions are listed in the Admissions/Application Requirements section. (Click here for admissions webpage)
Since the NDB1 will change to PASS/FAIL, how will the applicants be reviewed?
If you took the NDB1 exam before 2012, you are no longer required to take the DAT exam.
If you have taken, or will be taking the NDB1 as of 2012, it is mandatory that you take the DAT exam. For more information on this exam, please visit the following websites: American Dental Association or Canadian Dental Association.
What is the application procedure?
As of June 8, 2009 a new electronic application was created by ADEA, the Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID). The deadline to submit the electronic application and supplemental material is December 1st 2012. For more information please check the Admissions/Application Requirements section. (Click here for admissions webpage).
What is the procedure to reapply for the next academic year?
Applicants, who wish to reapply for the next academic year, will have to file a new application through CAAPID; we will no longer accept Direct/Paper applications.
What documents do I have to submit again if I am reapplying?
You will have to resubmit the 3 letters of recommendations and the ECE course-by-course report to CAAPID, as they do not hold on to documents from the previous cycle.
If your application was completed, you do not have to resubmit all the documents to NYUCD again. If your previous application was incomplete, please submit only the document that was missing, and/or any new document that will strengthen your new application. Please make sure that the TOEFL exam does not expire before June 2013.
Where do I send my application fee and photo?
The application fee of $100 (non-refundable) and a 2x2 color photo should be sent to:
New York University College of Dentistry
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
345 East 24th St., 10 Fl.
New York, NY 10010-4086.
Re: AP 2013
How many new dental students are enrolled annually?
About 125 applicants are enrolled into the Advanced Placement DDS Program each year.
What were the average scores for those accepted into the Advanced Placement Program last year?
The average score for the National Board exam was 87 and the average GPA for those accepted was 3.38. (ECE Format)
What is the minimum score required by NYUCD on the TOEFL exam?
There are two versions of the TOEFL exam. On the Paper-Based Test, the minimum score is 587. On the Internet-based Test (iBT), the minimum score required is 95. The Institute Code for NYUCD is 2597, if a Department Code is required, the code is 38. Every applicant must take the exam.
Do we have to retake the TOEFL exam if it expires?
Yes. The exam cannot expire before the starting date of the program, if so, you are required to retake the exam; if you fail to do so your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
Can the TOEFL exam be waived?
As of this year, we will no longer waive the TOEFL exam. All applicants are required to take the exam. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Admissions Office.
Can we submit the Candidate's Report we receive for the NDB1 and TOEFL exams?
No. We do not consider these reports as official. The score reports for both NDB1 and TOEFL must come directly from the ADA and ETS. No exceptions will be made.
Can we submit the Candidate's Report we receive for the DAT exam?
Yes, the ADA does not send official reports for the DAT, please send us a scanned copy by email, or by fax of the student report you receive after you take the exam. If you take the Canadian DAT exam, please request them to send us the official report, and please let us know that you took the Canadian DAT so that we can locate them.
Will my application be reviewed if a document is missing?
No. An application will be reviewed once it is completed. A complete application must include the official NDB1 and TOEFL scores (must be a passing score), Notarized copies of the Dental Diploma, Transcripts/Mark sheets, and their translations, ECE course-by-course report, application fee and photo.
Can we submit a course-by-course evaluation from WES or from other Credential Evaluators?
No. We only accept course-by-course evaluations from ECE.
Are Provisional Certificates/Internship Certificates, and or License Registrations acceptable as proof of my dental school diploma?
Please be aware that we are unable to accept provisional certificates, License Registrations, and/or Internship Certificates as substitutes for your official dental school diploma. To be considered for this program, applicants must submit a notarized copy of the official dental school diploma. Substitutes of this document will not be considered. No exceptions will be made.
What is the best way to check on the status of my application?
To check upon the status of your application, please call our number at 212-998-9818 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the most efficient method to check upon the completion of your application. Only applicants to the programs can inquire about the completion of their file when a call is made. To protect the confidentiality of our applicant’s, please do not have others call on your behalf.
Do you offer financial aid for international students?
As you may be aware, the current U.S. Banking crisis has made access to financial aid more difficult, especially for international students. In past years New York University, in cooperation with major lending institutions, has been able to offer international students access to private loans that did not require a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident co-signer. But as of this date, private loans for international students without a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident do not exist.