Advanced standing

The VCU School of Dentistry continues to accept students into its Advanced Standing Program in addition to those selected for its International Dentist Program (IDP).

For the Advanced Standing program, a foreign-trained dentist may be considered for a class opening in the second (D2) year if they meet similar criteria required for the IDP and if a D2 class position is available. An admissions committee will judge the merits of each candidate on an individual basis.

Positions in the Advanced Standing Program will be filled with applicants to the International Dentist Program.