To participate in the Idaho Dental Education Program you must:
- Complete your AADSAS Application indicating:
a) Idaho as your state of residency,
b) Creighton as one of the schools you are applying for admission.
- Have a copy of your Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) scores sent to Creighton
- Complete the Creighton Supplemental Application with the appropriate fee.
- Have official transcripts from college course work submitted to Creighton as needed.
- Have your personal references or pre-dental committee evaluation sent to Creighton.
- Complete the Idaho Residency Certification form and return it to the IDEP office.
Once complete, your application will be considered jointly by the IDEP Admissions Committee and Creighton University Admissions Committee. To obtain full consideration by the IDEP admissions committee all information must be complete in the IDEP office by no later than January 1st of the year admission is desired. Due to the competitive nature of the application process, earlier application is strongly encouraged. In recent years, all 8 positions in the program are filled by the middle of December of the year prior to starting the program. Applications that are complete after January 1st will be considered only on a space available basis.
The applicant must be a legal resident of Idaho with standards set by the Idaho Legislature.[WU1]
The completed form for residency certification (use this link to download a 142 k Acrobat pdf file) must be returned to the IDEP Director before your application can be considered complete. In the event certification of residency is denied, the decision may be appealed through the office of the Idaho State Board of Education. Details concerning this procedure may be obtained from the IDEP Program Chairperson.
All applicants above the program's minimum cut-off score (75%) are invited to participate in an interview. The interview team asks questions from a bank of standardized questions and provides a score to the admissions committee. As part of the IDEP application procedure, applicants may be requested to participate in a personal interview with members of the IDEP Admissions Committee. These interviews are by invitation and are conducted at Idaho State University in Pocatello. Applicants who are unable to complete a personal interview in Pocatello can complete a telephone interview. There is no penalty in the admission process for applicants who complete phone interviews in deference to interviewing in person.
IDEP Powerpoint Presentation - Additional Application Information