Applicants must be recognised residents of Quebec and enrolled in the second and final year of the Sciences Profile of the Quebec Colleges of General and Professional Education (CEGEP) to be eligible to apply for the Dentistry Preparatory Qualifying Year (DENT-P Year).

Residency Current School Course of Study Other Requirements R-Score DAT & CASPer Required Courses













Quebec Resident









Quebec CEGEP


Currently enrolled in the second and final year of the Sciences Profile of the Quebec Colleges of General and Professional Education (CEGEP) and have not extended the length of their program.                       








Have taken a minimum of six courses (13.33 credits) in each regular semester






R-score averages for the last three years:

2022 - 35.94

2021 - 34.79

2020 - 36.95







Applicants to our DENT-P program are required to complete the online assessment test CASPer prior to their application deadline. Completion of CASPer is mandatory to maintain admission eligibility.




The Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) is not required for applicants seeking entry into our DENT-P Year for fall 2024.


Biology – NYA (00UK)

General Biology II (00XU)

Chemistry – NYA (00UL) NYB (OOUM),

Organic Chemistry I (00XV)

Mathematics – NYA (00UN), NYB (00UP), NYC (00UQ)

Physics – NYA (00UR), NYB (00US), NYC (00UT)



Currently enrolled in the final year of a combined three-year Science program (Double-DEC) (e.g. 200.11, 200.12, etc.) and have not extended the length of their program.                                                       


Currently enrolled in the final year of the DCS following the joint Science and International Baccalaureate program (200.10), and have not extended the length of their program.        


Currently enrolled in the integrated Arts & Science program (700.A0), providing the applicants have obtained the necessary required courses, and have not extended the length of their program.                                        

Biology - 01Y5 and 01YJ

Chemistry - 01Y6 and 01YH

Physics - 01Y7 and 01YF or 01YG


Collège international Marie de France




Currently enrolled in the final year of study (année terminale) of the Séries S

- must have an R score along with course attestation (provided by school) 

- must have attended the institution, at minimum, for 1ere année and année terminale in full

- must not have extended the length of their program for reasons of personal choice



Collège Stanislas

Applicants not eligible to apply for the Dent-P Year:
  • applicants who are completing a Diploma of Collegial Studies in more than two years (see exceptions in the next section below).
  • applicants who have already obtained a Diploma of Collegial Studies, who are or have been registered in a post-secondary program, or who have completed an undergraduate degree.
  • have an IB Diploma from LCC or Grade 12 from Stanstead College.

You may be eligible to apply for the D.M.D. Program. Please see here for admissions requirements.

Exceptions made for students:

a) entering a remedial program before their first DEC program.

b) who, from the onset of collegial studies were enrolled in another pre-university DEC program for up to 1 year and, without interruption, transferred into one of the approved Science DEC programs. The total duration of DEC studies must not exceed 3 years. All other eligibility requirements apply. The final determination of eligibility will be made by the Admissions Office only once the official application and all supporting documents are submitted.

c) who completed a DEC in Dental Hygiene (in Quebec), and after completion, enrolled into one of the approved Science DEC programs. The completion of both programs must not exceed 5 years. The final determination of eligibility will be made by the Admissions Office only once the official application and all supporting documents are submitted.

d) Students enrolled in a Sport-études program may be exempted from these conditions. Such applicants must submit the designated Sport-études Form which describes in detail all relevant sport activities. A sub-committee will determine the eligibility of these students. Please make sure to contact the Admissions Office so a checklist item may be added to your Minerva account allowing you to upload the Sport-études Form. 

COVID-19 Accommodations: Winter 2020 grades will not be considered in the academic evaluation (R score), but successfully completed courses will be counted towards degree totals as reported on the institution's transcript. As well, Winter 2020 semester credits will not be considered when assessing eligibility related to full-time studies.

Basic Science Requirements





NYA (00UK)

General Biology II (00XU)

NYA (00UL)


Organic Chemistry I (00XV)

 NYA (00UR)

 NYB (00US)

 NYC (00UT)

NYA (00UN)

NYB (00UP)

NYC (00UQ)

Sciences, Lettres et Arts (700.A0) program – students must have obtained and have successfully completed and achieved the competency codes for the following courses:

  • Biology: 01Y5 and 01YJ;
  • Chemistry: 01Y6 and 01YH;
  • Math: 01Y1, 01Y2 and 01Y4;
  • Physics  01Y7 and 01YF or 01YG

We strongly recommend that students enrolled in the Sciences, Lettres et Arts program consult their Cégep counselor at the start of their program to ensure they can meet these requirements.


IB-DEC (200.10) program – students must complete (along with all other program requirements) a minimum of two courses (5.33 credits) in Biology, three courses (8.00 credits) in Chemistry, including Organic Chemistry, two courses (5.33 credits) in Mathematics and two courses (5.33 credits) in Physics in order for their application to be considered.


French Baccalaurate program: Quebec residents enrolled in a French Baccalaureate program located in Quebec are eligible; both years (première and terminale) must be undertaken in Quebec, the candidate must complete all “complements Québécois” for the cegep-equivalent prerequisites listed above, which must be reflected on the course attestation provided by the school, along with an R score.

The CASPer Test - Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics

All applicants to the Undergraduate Dental Programs at McGill University are required to complete an online assessment (CASPerTM) test prior to their application deadline. Completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility.

CASPer assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.

The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a time contract. Each response is graded by a different rater, giving a very robust and reliable view of personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test. We strongly urge you to take advantage of the 12-section practice test, which will not only immerse you in the test environment but will also ensure you meet the technical requirements to access and complete the test. You can also watch this short video to learn more about the test or consult the Acuity Insights Blog.

In order to take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors.

You will require the following for both account creation and completing CASPer:

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Valid email address (the same one you will use to submit your application)
  • Working webcam
  • Working microphone
  • Reliable high-speed internet connection


CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it. As well, the CASPer test can only be taken once per admission cycle.

  1. Please go to Acuity Insights to sign up for the Canadian Professional Health Sciences CASPer Test (CSP-10201 – Canadian Professional Health Sciences) under your specific country.
  2. Select a Casper test date. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your Casper test. There will be no additional tests scheduled. Please use an email address that you check regularly and that you have used for your application; there may be updates to the test schedule. IMPORTANT ► To account for identity verification and payment processing timeline, ensure that you register for your test at least 3 days before your preferred test date and time. Last-minute bookings are not recommended.
  3. Ensure you have selected Dentistry - McGill University for distribution before the posted Distribution Deadline. Likely, there will be no additional tests scheduled, but the most up to date information can be found by browsing the Test Dates and Times on the Acuity Insights website.
  4. Please direct any inquiries Acuity Insights to support [at] Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on the Acuity Insights website.


The last possible test dates accepted before the March 1st application deadline are:

  • Test in English (Canadian Professional Health Science): February 22nd, 2024
  • Test in French (Sciences de la santé - Niveau 2 - CSP20206F): February 22nd, 2024


Accommodations: If you require testing accommodations for CASPer you will need to submit the Accommodations Request Form signed by you and your qualified professional 3 weeks in advance of your desired test date. More information regarding accommodations can be found here.

    How will the CASPer Test results be used in the assessment of my application?

    For more information on our selection process, please visit this section of our website.

    How much will it cost to take the CASPer Test?

    The CASPer fees consist of two components: a fee of $50 to take the test and a $16 fee to distribute your results to the institution you select (per program). It will therefore cost you $66 to take the CASPer test in support of your application to the Undergraduate Dental Program at McGill.

    Do I need to have a McGill ID to take the CASPer Test?

    You do not require a McGill ID to take the CASPer Test.

    Can I have access to my CASPer Test results?

    The results to the CASPer Test are never disclosed to applicants.

    Can I complete the CASPer Test in French or English?

    Yes. The CASPer Test can be completed in either French or English.

    Do I need to complete Snapshot to apply to the DMD program?

    We will not be reviewing Snapshot responses this cycle.

    Who do I need to contact if I have more questions?

    If your questions are related to the CASPer Test, you can send a message to support [at]

    If you have questions about our admissions process, then please write to undergrad.dentistry [at]



    The Dental Aptitude Test

    The Admissions Committee has decided to remove the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) as a requirement for entry in the undergraduate dental programs (DMD & DENT-P) for Fall 2023 and fall 2024. The use of the DAT for future cycles is currently under review.

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