ISP Selection Process & Admissions Statistics


 

​The Advanced Standing International Student Program (ISP) uses a holistic review process when considering applications, and we look for candidates with a strong combination of the following items:

  • ​GPA/School(s) Attended, Class Rank
  • NBDE Part II/INBDE (Highly regarded)
  • Graduate degrees earned (dental-related regarded most highly)
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL
  • Dental experience, including dental assisting, lab technician, hygiene, North American observers​hips
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Service Ethic
  • Leadership
  • Continuing Education

Admission decisions are based on the candidate’s overall fit for the ISP. This includes, but is not limited to, communication with the program staff, faculty and admission committee, evaluation of the CAAPID and University of Colorado supplemental application/documents, an evaluative in-person interview, evaluation of a bench exam, application components from previous cycles and submission of an ethically sound application.

The ISP accepts students regardless of their citizenship and visa status, however, citizens, permanent residents and refugees/asylees are highly considered due to the certainty that their immigration status will enable them to be financed for the program and remain in the program for the entire duration.

Interviews and bench tests will be held in April, May and June, and provisional acceptances will be offered in July. CU Dental does NOT participate in rolling admissions. Should an accepted student choose not to attend CU Dental, an alternate applicant who was not initially admitted will be contacted and offered admission. On occasion, following the interviews and bench test, an early admission invitation may be extended to ideal candidates and/or to those who have already been accepted elsewhere. 

Please do not contact our office to find out the status of an application. Applicants may call ONLY after two weeks if they have not received the email confirmation that their application is complete. 

CU Dental's holistic review process focuses on finding a variety of well-rounded students outside of traditional backgrounds. The information below gives a snapshot of our Class of 2022, however, these statistics change with every entering class.​ 

  • Countries Represented: Brazil, Egypt, Finland, India, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Serbia, Russian Federation, and Venezuela
  • 50% of the class was 29-38 years old when they applied, with an average age of 31
  • 50% of the class had a TOEFL score between 102-111, with the average at 107
  • 50% of the class had a GPA between 3.17 - 3.78, with the average at 3.37*
  • 95% of the class has passed the NBDE Part II
  • 8% of applicants were admitted

*Grades are not standard across schools internationally, and this may not be an accurate picture of a successful applicant.