Entering Advanced Standing Student Requirements

Acceptance Confirmation and Deposit

To hold a space in the incoming class, applicants who are offered admission are required to submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $3,000. This tuition deposit confirms the intention to enroll in the program. The nonrefundable tuition deposit is applied to the student account toward the first semester of enrollment. The deposit is payable by check or money order in U.S. dollars, to Boston University. The applicant’s name must be noted on the check or money order. Accepted applicants also must submit an Acceptance Confirmation form, a signed statement of their intention to enroll.

Official Qualifications Reports

Entering students must submit official reports to admissions directly from the testing agency or credential evaluator prior to matriculation.

  • NBDE Part I
    • TOEFL Institution code 3081
    • TOEFL Department code 38
  • ECE course-by-course transcript evaluation

We cannot accept faxes or photocopies of required official documentation. Originals are necessary. Any materials submitted become part of the applicant’s record and will not be returned.

Transcript and Diploma

Entering  students must send notarized copies of their original dental school diploma and transcripts to Admissions prior to matriculation.

Criminal Background Check

Boston University participates in an arrangement with ADEA CAAPID and Certiphi® Screening Inc. for criminal background checks of accepted applicants. Prior to conducting a criminal background check, Certiphi requires the authorization of the individual under review. The Admissions Committee will review the record of each accepted applicant prior to entry into the dental school curriculum. In case of evidence of criminal history, an applicant may be deemed ill-suited for a dental program, in which case an offer of admission may be rescinded. Review of criminal background check reports is on a case-by-case basis.

International Student Documentation for Visa Application

Following confirmation of enrollment and payment of the non-refundable tuition deposit, accepted foreign nationals submit personal and financial documentation which the Admissions office provides to the Boston University International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO). ISSO produces the appropriate document (Form I-20 or DS-2019) to enable entering international students to apply for a student visa.

Medical History and Immunization Information

All enrolling students submit mandatory health and immunization information to Student Health Services. All dental students must be in clinical compliance status as determined by Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University Student Health Services, and state and local requirements.


Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine holds mandatory orientation sessions during the first week of the program. Orientation includes administrative sessions, health and safety training, library research guidance, and social and networking opportunities. Orientation also provides detailed information about academic expectations, resources, and programs.