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Application Process

Online applications for first-year entry are available at the beginning of October and are due December 1 of each year.  A non-refundable processing fee of $275 applies.

All applicants must:

Academic Documentation

Additional Documentation (if applicable)


  • Invitation to interview is highly competitive. Interviews are based on a holistic assessment of the applicant's academic and non-academic achievements..
  • Invitations and declines for interviews are sent out approximately one month prior to the interview weekend. Entrance interviews for the 2018-2019 application cycle will be held in early April 2019.
  • Interviews are conducted by a panel of three: a dentist, a senior dental student, and a community member.

Applicant Ranking

  • Applicants are ranked based on a compiled score representing scholastic achievement, DAT score, autobiographical sketch & personal statement, and interview. Applicants who have completed graduate studies are given bonus points.
  • The quality of the applicant pool in which one is considered for entry could raise the minimum academic competitive level, and will determine the minimum DAT score.

Selection Process

  • The Admissions Committee meets in April to make entrance decisions based on applicant ranking.
  • Communications via email are sent out in May instructing applicants to visit the Student Centre to view Admission decisions.
  • Details of the wait list are confidential and the information will not be released.  We keep our waiting list active as long as feasible, often right until the beginning of classes.

Appeals Procedure

  • Applicants to the first-year class may request a review of the decision of the Admissions Committee, provided that such a request is based upon significant new information relating to the academic record and not previously available to the applicant.
  • Requests for an appeal must be filed with the Schulich Admissions Office no later than two weeks after the issuance of the original decision.
  • No appeal mechanism exists for Second Year Transfer applicants.

Statement of Potential Health Risks

  • Applicants are advised that they may be required to care for patients infected with Hepatitis B, HIV or other infectious agents. Applicants to Schulich Dentistry are further advised that, if they should have HIV-related health problems, Hepatitis B or other infections, their ability to practice dentistry safely and competently may be affected.
  • All applicants offered admission to Schulich's DDS program are required to be tested for Hepatitis B surface antigen by Student Health Services at Western University.
  • Students who test positive for Hepatitis B surface antigen will be tested for Hepatitis B "e" antigen and Hepatitis B viral DNA to help determine infectivity risk. If Hepatitis B "e" antigen and/or Hepatitis B viral DNA is positive, the offer of acceptance will be withdrawn and registration to the DDS program will not be completed. Should a student's HBV serostatus change, his/her eligibility could be reassessed.

Police Record Check & Vulnerable Sector Screening

  • All dental students will interact with vulnerable populations through the course of their academic programs. In recognition of the requirements of the clinical agencies to ensure that dental students do not place vulnerable populations at risk, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry requires that all students provide, as a condition of their admission into the DDS program, a current Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • This process is initiated through the student's local police service upon acceptance into Schulich's DDS program.

All academic and additional documentation should be sent to:

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions, Western University
Attn: Professional Admissions - Dentistry

Western Student Services Building, Room 3140
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7

Dental Aptitude Test scores should be sent directly from the CDA/ADA to:

Admissions Office
Attn: Dentistry Admissions Coordinator

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Health Sciences Addition, Room H103
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1