Submitting an application
How do I submit my application to the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill?
All application forms should be submitted through the McGill Online Application Website. It is important to fill out and submit your online application BEFORE sending supporting documents to avoid any problems or delays. ID numbers are usually returned to you by email after 24 to 48 hours of your application submission.
When I can I submit my application to the DMD Advanced Standing for Foreign Trained Dentists Pathway?
The admission cycle starts on August 15th. Candidates need to submit their application by 9:00 pm on September 15th.
Is it possible to work on the application for a period of time and then submit the final version?
Once you have selected your program, you may stop at any time and return to your application by re-entering your Login ID and PIN number.
I cannot find your program listed on the program choice selection section.
Our DMD program is found under the application type of 'Undergraduate/Professional' (do not select Postgrad Med/Dent Education as this is for post-doctoral studies);
When asked about your educational background, you should select the highest level of education you have or will have achieved prior to starting your program of choice.
How much is the application fee?
The on-line application fee is non-refundable and is payable by credit card when submitting your application on the web.
I have omitted to answer all the questions or have made a mistake on the application form, and I have submitted the application. What do I do now?
You may undergrad.dentistry [at] mcgill.ca (write to us) under separate cover and we will enter the corrections on the system. Please make sure to provide your McGill identification number
Do you accept transfers?
The Faculty of Dentistry does not accept applications for transfers.
Submitting your documents
Do I have to submit my Curriculum Vitae via the Web site?
All you documents, except your English Proficiency Test results and CASPer Test results, need to upload directly on your Minerva account.
Do I need to send you official transcripts?
Official transcripts will ONLY be required if you get admitted into our program. There is no need to send copies of your original transcripts by mail to the Admissions Office when submitting your application.
When do I need to submit my documents?
The online application for the DMD Advanced Standing for Foreign Trained Dentists Pathway must be submitted by September 15th before 9 p.m. (Montreal local). All required documents need to be received by September 16th before 11:59 p.m. (Montreal local).
What is a verifier?
A verifier is a person who can attest to the content of specific CV entries (e.g., direct supervisor in employment context) and who may be contacted within 12 months of your application deadline.
Do I need to provide a verifier for all entries on my CV?
You do need to provide a verifier for the most important entries on your CV. It is for each applicant to decide what is relevant and what is not to put on their CV.
Tracking an application
How do I know if all my documents have arrived?
You may check the status of your application via the Minerva website. The list of documents received by our office is updated on a regular basis. Submitting your online application before sending documents will avoid problems with supporting documents. Please make every effort to complete the online application as a first step.
What does 'Ready for Review' mean?
An indication of 'Ready for review' means that your file is complete and under review by the Admissions Committee. Your status will indicate 'Ready for Review' until a final decision is rendered.
When are final decisions provided?
Final decisions should be provided early November. Classes start early December.
How do I receive a McGill Identification number?
Once you have successfully submitted the on-line application forms (including payment), you will receive a confirmation and a nine digit McGill identification number. You will need this McGill ID number to access the Minerva system and to track your application. Please include this ID number in all correspondence with our office.
Does McGill give admission preference to the relatives of McGill graduates?
Admission to McGill's Faculty of Dentistry is based on the academic merit and competency-based criteria. Letters of support from alumni, friends, and family do not advantage (or disadvantage) an application. Some universities and colleges have legacy programs which give special admission consideration to relatives of graduates; McGill does not have a legacy admission program.
How do I know if I am recognised as a Quebec resident?
Please visit this section of our website (under the ‘Quebec Resident’ tab).
How can I change my mailing address?
You always have the ability to change your email and postal addresses, no matter where you are in the application process or what status you have, by going to: Minerva > Personal Menu > Addresses and Phones.
Admissions Statistics from the previous year
Please visit this section of our website for admissions statistics from the previous admission cycle.
Is financial aid available?
Enquiries concerning financial assistance should be directed to the Scholarships and Student Aid Office. 514 398-6013.
What are McGill's strong points?
McGill is one of the top dental schools in North America. Our DMD curriculm is innovative and dynamic and employs cutting-edge approaches to the management of oral health problems, as well as innovative teaching and learning techniques. It is committed to the promotion of oral health and quality of life in the whole population, with emphasis on the needs of under-served communities and individuals. The Faculty of Dentistry’s core values embrace equity, diversity and inclusion, compassion, integrity, transparency, social responsibility, professionalism, and academic excellence and freedom.
How can I contact a dental student?
You can browse through our Student Ambassadors' profiles to find someone with whom you would like to chat and send them an email with your questions. You can also participate to our Shadowing Program and learn more about our students' professional activities.
Can I speak with someone from the admissions office if I need advice?
The staff in the admissions office is here to help you. Feel free to undergrad.dentistry [at] mcgill.ca (contact us) at any time.