Please read the following information carefully, and in full, before submitting your CAAPID application.


Application Cycle


IDS Class: 2027
Matriculation: July 2025
To Apply: Complete and submit the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)'s Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID)

    Application Period Opens

    Thursday, March 7, 2024

    Application Deadine

    Friday, June 14, 2024 |  11:59 pm (Eastern Time).

    Please note

    Applications to our IDS program that are not complete and submitted by the June 14, 2024 deadline will not be considered for admission, with no exceptions (even though the CAAPID form remains open until February 2025.) All application materials (including test scores, documents and fees) must be received by this deadline to have the application be considered complete. 

    • Interviews: The Dugoni School of Dentistry will be hosting in-person interviews by invitation only. Interviews are required to be considered for admission. Interview invitations will be emailed to selected candidates in mid-late August 2024.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam: For the 2024-2025 CAAPID cycle, TOEFL exams taken before January 2022 will not be considered for admission. Please plan accordingly for time if you need to retake the exam for the new cycle.
    • Letters of Evaluation: Follow all guidelines on the IDS Admissions Requirements page to submit your letters of evaluation. For the 2024-2025 CAAPID cycle, letters of evaluation dated prior to January 2021 will not be considered. Please plan accordingly to have the letters updated or find new recommenders before the application deadline.
    • Technical Exam: The Dugoni School of Dentistry will not be requiring a technical examination for the 2024-2025 admissions cycle.

    After Applying, What’s Next?

    • Emails/Voicemails: Regularly check your email and phone voicemail listed on your CAAPID application for updates from CAAPID and from the Dugoni School's Admissions office.
    • Application Processing: When the application is submitted to CAAPID, and the supplemental fees are paid, the average processing time for applications is 2-3 weeks. Once applications are processed, you will receive an email confirmation that your application is complete or is missing items / information.  
      • Failure to provide required documentation / submit missing items will result in an incomplete application. Applications that remain incomplete after our application deadline will not be considered for admission.
    • Under Review Status: Receiving an email with the subject line “Application Status – COMPLETE” means the application is under review by the IDS Admissions Committee, and that we do not require any additional information. Additional instructions and next steps will be provided in the body of this email.
    • Updates and Additional Documents: IDS Admissions will not accept any supplementary materials, documents or recommendations beyond what is provided on the CAAPID application.

    2024 Application Cycle

    Application Submission Window

    Thursday, March 7 – Friday, June 14, 2024 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time)

    Application Review Period

    The IDS admissions committee will be reviewing all complete applications from June through August/September 2024.

    Notification of Interview Status

    All applicants will receive a notification of their interview invitation status on a specific date in late August/early September 2024.  At the end of the application window, applicants will be notified by email of this decision date. All notifications will be sent out via email.

    Interview Week

    Will be hosted in-person on our San Francisco campus in mid-to-late October 2024 (dates and details subject to change; more information will be provided to candidates who are extended an invitation to the interview)


    Final Decision Notification for Interviewed Candidates

    All interviewed candidates will be notified of their final admission status in late November 2024.


    Early July 2025

    SF campus and UOP seal
    Contact IDS Admissions

    University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
    International Dental Studies Admissions
    155 Fifth Street, Fourth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    United States