► Candidates can submit an application to the DMD Advanced Standing for Foreign Trained Dentists Pathway as of August 15th. The application deadline is September 15th (9:00 p.m. EST). All documents must be submitted by September 16th (11:59 p.m. EST) at the latest (including IELTS/TOEFL electronic results). Incomplete applications will be cancelled after that date. This does not apply to the ADAT results if you have completed the test before August 31st, 2021.
► When completing your online application, please make sure to select 'Undergraduate/Professional' as the Application Type and 'Winter 2022' as the term.
► Official documents that were submitted as part of a previous application may be transferred to your current application. A request would need to be sent to our Admissions Office by email to undergrad.dentistry [at] mcgill.ca. Please make sure to provide your McGill ID, the list of documents you wish to be transferred as well as the year they were originally submitted. This request can only be made once you have submitted a new application to our program.
1. Transcripts from every post-secondary institution
Academic records from every post-secondary institution are required as part of the supporting documents of your application. An unofficial copy of each transcript must be uploaded via your Minerva account. Official or certified copies of transcripts will be required if you get admitted into our program. There is no need to send copies of your original transcripts by mail unless specifically requested by the Admissions Office.
If documents are submitted with a name other than that shown on the application form, proof of name change must be provided in the form of a notarized or certified copy of a marriage certificate or Change-of-name Order.
Transcripts written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation.
Please note that unofficial copies of transcripts must include the following information:
- name of the University
- name and type of program
- student's name
- grades, credits, semesters
Important: Our Admissions Office reserves the right to require official academic records at any time during the admissions process, and refuse admission, or rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between unofficial and official record(s) are found. Official transcripts sent to McGill University become the property of the University and will not be returned or forwarded to other institutions.
Current and former McGill University students are not required to send transcripts by mail. The Admissions Office can obtain these documents internally.
If requested only, official copies of transcripts should be sent to:
Faculty of Dentistry
2001 McGill College Avenue
Canada, H3A 1G1
2. Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) results
You must upload a copy of your 2021 ADAT results to your Minerva account. Please make sure to request for your ADAT results to be released to McGill by the American Dental Association.
3. CASPer Test Results
Visit the requirements section of our website for more guidance.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The last possible test date accepted before the September 15th application deadline is August, 31 2021. Register for CASPer at least 3 days before your preferred test date to allow your identification and payment to be processed. Completion of CASPer is mandatory to maintain admission eligibility. There will be no exceptions.
Please note that the test can only be taken once per admission cycle.
4. Curriculum Vitae and List of Verifiers
Download and fill out the CV template below while following the instructions given. Please note that all applicants will need to provide a verifier for the most important CV entries.
CV TEMPLATE ► curriculum_vitae_winter2022_eng.docx
LIST OF VERIFIERS ► dentistry_verl_en_2022.docx
INSTRUCTIONS ► instructions_candidates_winter2022_va.pdf
5. Immunization and vaccination records
All candidates applying to our DMD Advanced Standing for Foreign Trained Dentists Pathway must complete the Compulsory Immunization Program. Depending on the immunizations that you have already received, completing McGill immunizations may take up to six months. Not being fully immunized will prevent you from participating in certain clinical activities. The Immunization Form for Students in Health Care Programs is found on the Student Wellness Hub's website under the 'Immunization Reviews' tab and then the 'Vaccine Requirements For Health Care Programs' tab. Vaccinations may be completed by your family physician or a health care provider.
By the application deadline, regardless of the state of your immunization, you need to provide:
- (i) a scan of the immunization form completed by the health care provider(s);
- (ii) a copy of your historical vaccination records - documents written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation;
- (iii) supporting test results where applicable.
Upload these documents in a single PDF file to the Immunization/Vaccination Docs (IMMU) item of your Dentistry application checklist via your Minerva account NOT through the Student Wellness Hub as indicated on the immunization form. For reasons of security, do not submit your documentation via e-mail, nor submit your original documents; keep all original documentation with you.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We will accept incomplete vaccination status by the application deadline. However, accepted candidates would need to be within 3-4 months from completing the vaccination program when accepting the offer to keep their seat in our program.
Although not required when submitting an application, candidates who will receive an offer of admission will need to provide proof of certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), level C or C+, and automated external defibrillation (AED) training. Certification must be granted, or fully recognised, by one of the following organisations: the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Quebec Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross. This document will be required by November 30th of the year in which you are commencing undergraduate dental education.
6. Proof of Citizenship or Residency Status
Applicants to the DMD Advanced Standing for Foreign Trained Dentists Pathway are required to submit proof of Quebec residency, Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency of Canada.
To confirm your Quebec residency and see which documents you will need to provide, please visit this webpage: https://www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/quebec. You need to demonstrate how your Quebec Residency was established from the start. Thereby, situations #2, 3 and 14 cannot be used to prove Quebec Residency for the purpose of admission.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are required to provide one of the following documentation:
- Canadian birth certificate OR
- Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency OR
- Certificate of Indian status OR
- Certificate of Aboriginal status (Métis status card) OR
- Makivik society card
The final document should be in ONE single PDF file and uploaded to the Proof of Citizenship/Perm Res (POCR) item on your Dentistry application checklist via your Minerva account.
7. Proof of Proficiency in English (if applicable)
To determine if you need to provide proof of proficiency in English, please visit this section of our website.
Your test results must be sent directly to McGill University (not to the Faculty of Dentistry) by the test centre in an electronic format. Consequently, candidates' paper copies of results will not be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. It is your responsibility to ensure that the official test results in an official format are forwarded directly by the testing service to McGill University.
8. Disability-related Accommodation
If you foresee the need to request disability-related accommodation in the event that you are invited for an interview, please initiate the process when submitting your application. Due to the very short deadline candidates have to confirm their presence at the interview, such a request should be submitted by September 16th. Please visit this section of our website for more guidance.
Please note that all documents submitted to McGill University in support of an application to be admitted, including, but not limited to transcripts, diplomas and test scores (in paper or electronic format), become the property of McGill University and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another institution.