International Students

ULSD accepts applications from international students who meet eligibility guidelines of the School of Dentistry and the University of Louisville. International applicants must meet all academic and admission guidelines, as well as providing proof of English language proficiency.


Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official TOEFL iBT scores. Preference is given to candidates with a minimum score of 100 and with listening and speaking section scores at 26 or above. The institution code for submitting TOEFL scores to the U of L School of Dentistry is 5933. For more information about TOEFL testing, go to:

Exception: The initial requirement for TOEFL scores may be waived if the applicant has graduated from a U.S. high school, completed at least 90 credit hours or a masters degree at a U.S. accredited institution of higher education. The committee reserves the right to request TOEFL scores if deemed necessary for evaluating proficiency.

If a student is applying with credits from any international post-secondary institutions, the student must submit an official transcript evaluation report from Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE) in additional to the AADSAS application requirements. Foreign transcript evaluations are only accepted from ECE. Evaluation of international degrees and course credits will be performed on a case-by-case basis.

Interested applicants should review the University requirements on the International Student & Scholar Services website.