How to Apply


The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Graduate Orthodontics Program accepts 15 residents each year from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. We use a holistic review process when considering applicants by reviewing a number of factors with an emphasis on academic achievement, service, research, class rank and an invitation only interview.

The ideal applicant would exhibit the following attributes:

  • ​Dental school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • GRE scores (top quartile)
  • Class rank (top 30%)
  • Research experience is highly desirable
  • Record of service activities
  • Excellent letters of recommendation (A strong recommendation from the applicant’s department of orthodontics is preferable)
  • Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) - While not required, applicants may submit their ADAT score to supplement their application