Department of Dental Sciences

IDEP - Admission

Admission to the Idaho Dental Education Program is based on review of your submitted application information and in most years is highly selective. In the consideration process, completed applications are reviewed and the attributes in the application are used to develop an admission profile score. The combination of the admission profile and interview scores is used to offer seats in the program by region of the state. The admission process is designed to select for the most highly qualified applicants coming from four defined regions of the state. In recent years the applicant to accepted seats ratio has averaged between 6 and 12 applicants per available seat.

The IDEP Admissions Committee will base their decision upon the same factors considered by Creighton (DAT scores, science GPA, non-science GPA, recommendations), as well as additional factors, i.e., geographic region of the state and personal interview. The IDEP admissions committee gives preference to those applicants who present the most highly qualified admissions profiles. Admission to Creighton University School of Dentistry does not automatically result in acceptance to the Idaho Dental Education Program. If you feel that your application credentials have not been reviewed appropriately, you have the right to appeal that decision. Details concerning this appeal are available from the IDEP Director.