► International dental graduates can now submit an application to the Degree Completion Program by August 15th. However, the application deadline is now on September 15th. No more application will be accepted after that date.
► When completing your online application, please make sure to select 'Undergraduate/Professional' as the Application Type and 'Winter 2018' 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.
To apply to the Degree Completion Program you must prepare and submit the following documents:
1. Transcripts of all previous university education
Official copies of your transcripts must be sent directly from your institution to the address below. Copies of original university transcripts certified by a notary or a commissioner of oath are also acceptable. Academic transcripts written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation.
Official copies of transcripts can be sent to:
Faculty of Dentistry
2001 McGill College Avenue
Canada, H3A 1G1
2. NDEB Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) result
You must upload a copy of your AFK results to your Minerva account.
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 19, 2018. 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. Personal Statement
The personal statement assists the Admissions Committee in its appraisal of an applicant's suitability for our dentistry program. Candidates are invited to discuss any information about themselves that might assist the Committee in this task.
The personal statement form can be completed in English or in French. Do not exceed the space limitations and change the font size.
5. Curriculum Vitae
All applicants are required to use the CV template below and not modify the formatting including the font type or size.
Section 1 cannot surpass two pages, so you will need to be selective in your entry.
Section 2 cannot be more than one page long. Please note that applicants should at least provide 4-5 names of verifiers.
CV TEMPLATE► dentistry_cv_idg_eng_jan2019.docx
INSTRUCTIONS ► instructions_candidates_eng_jan2019.pdf
6. Immunization and Vaccination Records
All candidates applying to our Degree Completion Program 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 Requirements for New Students form is found at http://www.mcgill.ca/studenthealth/immunize/forms. 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
(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. For reasons of security, do not submit your documentation via e-mail, nor submit your original documents; keep all original documentation with you.
NOTE: Please disregard the deadline of July 31st mentioned on the Immunization Form. As applicants to the Degree Completion program, the deadline to submit this form is October 2nd.
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.
7. Proof of citizenship or residency status
Applicants to the Degree Completion program 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: http://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. You must upload an attestation of Quebec resident status form to Minerva in addition to any other supporting documents.
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 a single PDF file to upload to the Proof of Citizenship/Perm Res (POCR) item on your Dentistry application checklist via your Minerva account.
8. Proof of Proficiency in English
To determine if you need to provide proof of proficiency in English, please visit this section of our website. Your test results must be reported directly to the Admissions Office by the test centre. Consequently, candidates' 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 our Admissions Office.
9. 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.