Selection Process

IMPORTANT NOTE: In light of the recent breach in examination security with the NDEB Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) exam and subsequent voiding of test scores as well as cancellation of the February 2021 exam, the Admissions Committee is currently reviewing the requirements and selection process for the Degree Completion Program. More information will be published over the next months.

Selection Process

The selection of applicants is based on AFK results, curriculum vitae (CV), CASPer Test and interviews. We consider human and social skills as important as academic performance in the selection of our students. Applicants must meet a minimum score in these two indicators to move forward in the process. The files of candidates who are not invited for interviews are not considered further.

Being selected for an interview

A preliminary assessment will determine the candidates that will be invited for an interview. The preliminary assessment is based on academic performance (score on the NDEB AFK) (70%) and non-academic criteria assessed through the online CASPer Test (20%) and Curriculum Vitae (10%).

Multiple Mini Interviews

Interviews are done using the multiple mini-interview (MMI) format and are conducted in person. These mini-interviews consist of multiple stations that can be task-oriented, simulation- or scenario-oriented, or discussion-oriented. You can refer to McGill Career Planning Service’s website for more information about the MMIs. 

► Interviews will take place on Monday, October 19th AM and will be done virtually using Zoom.


Final Selection

Following the MMI, the final ranking list for applicants to the Degree Completion Program is based 100% on the MMI score.


2020 Admission Statistics 

The table below shows the number of applications received by the Faculty of Dentistry for the Degree Completion Program, the number of candidates interviewed and their AFK score.



Applicant Category

Number of Applications

Number of Applicants Interviewed

Number of Applicants Admitted

Graduates of non-accredited dental programs




Average AFK score: 85

Average AFK score: 91



Special Notes:

  • MMIs are scheduled for a half day and the date CANNOT be changed. It is the applicant’s responsibility to be available for the scheduled interview and to plan travel accordingly. If an applicant is not present for his/her interview for any reason (justified or not), their file will no longer be considered.
  • Please note that our selection process may be subject to review and change by the Admissions Committee at any time without notice.

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