Interviews

Interview Selection & Notification

  • Candidates will be invited for an interview for the Schulich Dentistry DDS Program based on a holistic assessment of their academic and non-academic achievements.
  • Interview invitations and declines 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. Please refer to the Important Dates webpage for Interview weekend dates.
  • 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 May instructing candidates to visit the Student Centre to view Schulich Dentistry admission decisions.
  • A waiting list will remain active as long as feasible, often until the beginning of classes. Relative position on the waiting list can be determined by contacting the Schulich Dentistry Admissions Office.

Appeals Procedure

  • Candidates who do not receive an offer 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 relating to the academic record 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.