GSDM Admissions COVID-19 Statement to Applicants

COVID-19 introduced complications into the application process.  The Admissions Committee of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) will consider these unusual circumstances when reviewing applications.  GSDM conducts a holistic application review, meaning that we evaluate all elements of the application for admission.

GSDM Admissions will be flexible when reviewing applications.  We are aware that:

  • 2020 academic records may reflect online courses, atypical withdrawals or incomplete courses, mandated pass/fail grading, or delayed graduation.
  • Testing center closures and limited occupancy test administration following reopening delayed access to standardized tests.
  • Letters of evaluation, transcripts and other academic documents may be delayed.
  • Dental shadowing and professional experiences opportunities have been restricted.
  • Research, employment, extra-curricular activities and community involvement have been restricted.

Boston University GSDM Admissions conducts a holistic application review and will be flexible in consideration of COVID-19 related limitations. Applicants may detail COVID-19 related concerns in the ADEA AADSAS, CAAPID or PASS application.

Admissions interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom during the 2020-2021 cycle.