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ITDP Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Q: Does my visa status have any bearing on my acceptance to the program?

Q: If I have medical degree from a foreign country, can I apply to the ITDP?

Q: I have graduated from my dental school, but I will not receive my final degree until the next graduation ceremony. I have a provisional degree now that shows I completed all my requirements for my dental degree. Can I send that in with my application until I receive my final degree?

Q: Can I receive financial aid to attend the program?

TOEFL Questions

Q I’m an international student but I have lived in the U.S. for a while. Do I still need to submit TOEFL?

Q: I am a U.S. citizen, do I still need to take the TOEFL?

Q: My TOEFL score is below the University of Michigan requirements. Can I submit an application anyway?

Q: What if I have taken the TOEFL examination, but the school will not receive the results until after the application deadline?

Q: Which department should I select when electronically submitting my TOEFL score?

Application Questions

Q: When is the deadline for applying to ITDP?

Q: Do you require a CV?

Q: Do you require a photo?

Q: To whom should I address my letters of recommendation?

Q: Will I receive any notification regarding the status of my application?

Q: Will my application be reviewed if a document is missing?

Q. My application is complete, when can I expect an update on my status?

Q. How will applicants be notified if selected for an interview?

Q: When will candidates be notified of acceptance?


General Questions

Q: Does my visa status have any bearing on my acceptance to the program?

A: The Admissions Committee does not consider the visa status of applicants when reviewing applications for admission to the program.

Q: If I have medical degree from a foreign country, can I apply to the ITDP?

A: In order to apply to the ITDP, one must have a dental degree, for example a BDS or equivalent degree. A medical degree is not an equivalent degree.

Q: I have graduated from my dental school, but I will not receive my final degree until the next graduation ceremony. I have a provisional degree now that shows I completed all my requirements for my dental degree. Can I send that in with my application until I receive my final degree?

A: Provisional dental degrees will not be accepted as part of the application.

Q: Can I recieve Finanical Aid to attend the program?

A: International students (F and H visas) are not eligible for U.S. federally funded financial aid. More information can be found at this University of Michigan Student Financial Aid Web site.

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TOEFL

Q: I’m an international student but I have lived in the U.S. for a while. Do I still need to submit TOEFL?

A: Yes, everyone applying to the ITDP must submit a TOEFL score. No waivers or exceptions are granted.

Q: I am a U.S. citizen, do I still need to take the TOEFL?

A: Yes. All applicants must submit a TOEFL exam score. There are no exceptions.

Q: My TOEFL score is below the University of Michigan requirements. Can I submit an application anyway?

A: The TOEFL total score must be a minimum of 94 for the internet-based test. Any application received with scores lower than those requested by the University of Michigan will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Please review the steps in How to Apply for more information on the TOEFL requirements.

Q: What if I have taken the TOEFL examination, but the school will not receive the results until after the application deadline?

A: The TOEFL score must be received by our institution on or before the program application deadline.

Q: Which department should I select when electronically submitting my TOEFL score?

A: Use institution code 1839, department code Graduate School, option 5 - any other department

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Applications

Q: When is the deadline for applying to ITDP?

A: The application cycle runs April 15, 2013 to June 30, 2013. Complete applications are reviewed on a first-come, first serve basis. Early application is encouraged to remain competitive.

Q: Do you require a CV?

A: No. We do not require a CV. Please do not send your CV to our office.

Q: Do you require a photo?

A: No. A photo is not required to apply to the program.

Q: To whom should I address my letters of recommendation?

A: Please address all letters to be submitted with the application to “Members of the Admissions Committee”. All recommendation letters must be sent to CAPPID. Please do not send paper or electronic copies to our office.

Q: Will I receive any notification regarding the status of my application?

A: Applicants will be notified via email once the application has been received by the Admissions Office from CAAPID. Applicants will also be notified via email if any application documents are missing. All applicants will be notified once the application is complete.

Q: Will my application be reviewed if a document is missing?

A: No. An application will only be reviewed once it is complete.

Q. My application is complete, when can I expect an update on my status?

A: Once your application is complete, your application is sent to the Admissions Committee for review. If you are selected for an interview, the Admissions Office will contact candidates directly regarding any interview invitations. Please refrain from inquiring at the Admissions Office, candidates will be notified directly.

Q: How will applicants be notified if selected for an interview?

A: Those applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified electronically with all the necessary information concerning the interview process. All candidates are expected to confirm their attendance for the interview.

Q: When will candidates be notified of acceptance?

A: Admissions decisions will begin on a rolling basis beginning in late September until the class is full. A class size of approximately 10 is anticipated for the class entering 2014.

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