International Students


Dental applicants trained outside the United States must be a graduate from an international dental school resulting in a degree/diploma in dentistry recognized by the appropriate civilian authorities of the country which the school is located.   

  • Official TOEFL Score.  Applicants must submit an official TOEFL score through PASS.  Our program prefers a TOEFL score of at least 80.  (This requirement may be waived with prior approval from the Program Director.) 
  • Official Dental Transcript.  Applicants must submit into PASS an official course-by-course evaluation by ECE.
  • National Dental Board Examination.  Applicants who have passed Part 1 of the NDBE are eligible to apply for the AEGD program.  Successful completion of Part II is required prior to admittance to the program and eligibility for gaining a resident license in the state of Virginia.

    Internationally trained applicants may not be able to submit NDBE test results into PASS.  Applicants may mail the results to the following address:

    Advanced Education in General Dentistry
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    School of Dentistry
    521 N. 11th Street
    Box 980566
    Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566

Foreign nationals are encouraged to apply to AEGD, but VCU cannot sponsor any visa for the AEGD program. If you are a foreign national, and you would like to participate in AEGD you must obtain SCIS employment authorization on your own. Examples of USCIS employment authorization that could be used to participate in AEGD include: US Permanent Resident Card (green card) or an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) issued in connection with a pending green card application, asylum application, or Optional Practical Training, etc.