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Application and Requirements


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Fifteen new students are selected each year. Fourteen will be enrolled in the 2-year orthodontic certificate program and 1 in a 3-year combined program leading to a certificate in orthodontics and a Masters in Educational Leadership.  JU requires all applicants to go through PASS however we DO NOT participate in MATCH.    Completion of the PASS application can be done at .  The following documents are required for the PASS application:

  • U.S. or  Canadian Dental School Transcripts or equivalent
    if international
  • Recommendation ( also known as evaluators)
  • Essay  stating goals and purpose
  • 5 PPI Evaluators

National Board scores (if applicable) are reported on the dean's report and are not required to be submitted directly to the program.

JU also requires completion of its own supplemental application that is available from the School of Orthodontics at JU or can be downloaded in PDF format.  The following documents are required for completion of the supplemental application:

  • Supplemental Application
  • $100.00 supplemental application fee payable to Jacksonville University
  • Recent passport photo
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Undergraduate transcripts (if applicable)

As this is a self-directed application, it is the applicant's sole responsibility to ensure the application is complete and received on a timely basis.  Please click here for a PDF of the JU supplemental application.

JU Minimum Requirements for U.S. Students

  1. DDS/DMD or equivalent 
  2. US National Board scores Part I & Part II (if available)
  3. Letters of recommendation (3) from:
              Dean of Dental School, or
              Dental School Faculty, or
              Professional Colleagues
  4. Autobiographical sketch stating goals and purpose
  5. A recent 2x2 passport size photo
  6. Application fee of $100

JU Minimum Requirements for International Students

  1. International dental graduate students must possess a U.S. or Canadian Dental Degree or the educational equivalent as determined by the Dean of the School of Orthodontics.
  2. US National Board scores Part I & II (if available)
  3. TOEFL scores above the 90th percentile (270 computer, 610 paper)
  4. Letters of recommendation (3) from either the Dean of your Dental School, or Dental School Faculty, or other Professional Colleagues; all of whom can attest to the character and background of the applicant
  5. Autobiographical sketch stating goals and purpose
  6. A recent 2x2 passport size photo
  7. Application fee of $100
  8. Current US visa (in case of an interview)

The application deadline for the class starting in 2014 is October 1, 2013. On site interviews will be conducted on November 4th, 2013 which requires all applicants to have the ability to travel (current US Visa if applicable) for interviews. Alternate interview dates are not available at this time. All applicants will be evaluated on the uniqueness of their candidacy and the potential benefits that each candidate can bring to the program. Please click here for a PDF that highlights Interview and Selection Process Information.