Interviews

Interview Selection & Notification

Candidates will be invited for an interview for the Schulich Dentistry DDS Program based on a holistic assessment of:
  • Academic performance,
  • DAT score, and
  • Autobiographical Sketch and Personal Statement
Interview decisions will be sent by email from the Admissions Office approximately one month prior to the interview weekend.

Interview Weekend

Interviews for each application cycle are typically held in early April. For interview dates, see the Important Dates webpage.

Interviews will be 30 minutes in duration, structured and standardized, and conducted by a three-person panel consisting of a dentist, a community member, and a senior dental student.

Post-Interview Ranking

Candidates will be ranked based on a compiled score representing scholastic achievement, DAT score, autobiographical sketch & personal statement, and an interview. Candidates who have a conferred graduate degree by the application deadline (December 1) are awarded bonus points.

The quality of the applicant pool varies from year to year and can influence the minimum academic competitive level and the minimum DAT score.

First Round of Offers

Following the interview weekend, the Dentistry Admissions Committee meets to make offer decisions based on candidate ranking.

Email communications are sent in April instructing candidates to visit the Student Centre to view Schulich Dentistry admission decisions.

A waiting list will remain active until the entire class of 56 students is filled. Relative position on the waiting list can be determined by contacting the Schulich Dentistry Admissions Office.

Decision Review

Candidates who do not receive an offer of admission to Year One of the DDS Program may request a review of the decision of the Dentistry Admissions Committee, provided such a request is based on significant new information that was not previously available to the candidate.

Appeal requests must be filed with the Schulich Dentistry Admissions Office no later than two weeks after the issuance of the original decision.

Requests will be passed on to the Dentistry Admissions Committee whose decision is final.