Quick facts

  • You do not have to be a resident of the state of Virginia in order to apply.
  • The VCU codes are as follows:
    • TOEFL institution code: 5570
    • Department code: 38
    • IDP code: 4444
  • You are required to have completed NDBE Part I prior to the application deadline in order to apply. NBDE Part II is optional but preferred. 
  • If you did not get accepted last year and wish to reapply, you must resubmit all documentation.
Do I need to be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (Green Card holder) in order to apply for your program?
What counts toward an acceptance?
Why are you so strict with the TOEFL score?
I will be in Richmond next week. Can I meet with you and discuss the program?
My spouse is also a dentist and is applying for your program and we want to go to the same school. Can we both be accepted the same year?
Does VCU offer any scholarships for IDP students?
Can I get student loans for the program?

Modified with permission from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry website. Special thanks to Dr. Peter Berthold, director of PASS.

*Lisa E. Itaya, David W. Chambers, and Patricia A. King. Analyzing the Influence of Admissions Criteria and Cultural Norms on Success in an International Dental Studies Program, Journal of Dental Education (2008), 72: 317-328.