IDS Program: How and When to Apply

Starting on Thursday, March 5, 2020, applicants who wish to be considered for the IDS 2023 class starting in July 2021 can file a CAAPID application with ADEA and send all supplemental documents in one PDF file email attachment to Pacific. IDS application deadline is Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

The following documents are available in PDF format. To save to your computer, right-click and choose Save Link As (PC) or hold the control key down and click and choose Save Link As (Mac) and open with Acrobat Reader.

  • 2021 IDS Application Guide - (available on March 5, 2020)
  • $100 Application Fee — Credit Card Payment (required to submit)
  • 2021 Application Checklist (required to submit) - (available on March 5, 2020)
  • Sample PDF — All Supplemental Documents - (available on March 5, 2020)
Application Process: March 5 – June 5, 2020

All applications and supplemental documents must be received by the IDS Office on or before the deadline of Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Interview and Technical Examination: October 14-17, 2020
(dates subject to change, pending administration's approval)

The dental school will invite selected applicants to participate in an on-campus interview and technical examination. We will notify invited applicants via email in mid-September. From this group, 26 students will be accepted to the July 2021 starting class.

Matriculation: July 2021

Accepted students to the IDS 2023 class will matriculate on Monday, July 5, 2021.


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
International Dental Studies Admissions
155 Fifth Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States