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:
Submit a completed online application form by the December 1 deadline (only accessible from the Admission webpage in early October). In addition, an Autobiographical Sketch & Personal Statement, and a supplemental form outlining completion of prerequisite courses, must be submitted online.
Submit all official post-secondary transcripts to Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions, Western University, attention: Professional Admissions - Dentistry by the application deadline.
Arrange for official DAT scores to be sent to Schulich Dentistry Admissions office directly. The Canadian Dental Association will send test results for applicants who have indicated they wish Schulich Dentistry to receive their scores at the time of writing.
Ensure any additional required documents, including documents not available electronically, are sent to Professional Admissions - Dentistry.
Official transcripts from EACH university, college or other post-secondary institution applicants have attended are required by the December 1 application deadline.
Western University students are not required to submit transcripts of their academic record at Western. However, we require official transcripts of all other post-secondary institutions attended.
If applying from an Ontario university, please ensure you request all transcripts through the Transcript Request section in the online application process. For those applicants who are not applying from an Ontario university, please request that all transcripts be sent directly to Professional Admissions - Dentistry.
For those applicants currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, a FINAL official transcript indicating degree conferred must be sent directly to Professional Admissions - Dentistry by June 30 of the year of entry.
Graduate degree candidates must complete all requirements for their graduate degree (including a successful thesis defense, if applicable) by June 30. No extension of this deadline or deferral of admission will be granted.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that transcripts are forwarded by the applicable Registrar(s) in time to meet the deadline date, and to notify Western's Professional Admissions office of any subsequent grade revisions on the transcript (this includes Western students).
If reapplying, please note that documents are not retained from year to year. Consequently, all required admissions documents will need to be re-submitted with the application.
Additional Documentation (if applicable)
Applicants submitting academic documentation from outside Canada must provide official transcripts and official detailed course outlines for any prerequisites. Translation from the institution is required for transcripts and course synopses if not originally in English.
Proof of Permanent Resident status, in the form of a photocopy of the front and back of Permanent Resident card, is required. Canadian citizens do not need to submit proof of citizenship.
If name change documents are required, a formal request will be sent.
Proof of proficiency in English for applicants whose first language is not English.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all required documentation is received by the Professional Admissions office no later than the December application deadline.
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.
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.
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.
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