1. May I submit documents prior to the beginning date?
The application cycle will begin March 5, 2020. We will not accept any components of the application prior to the beginning date or after the deadline.
2. Can I apply with a provisional dental degree?
The PPID program does not accept provisional dental degrees nor offer any exceptions to the dental degree requirement.
3. Can I pay the application fee online?
Yes. The application fee is to be paid on-line at the School of Dentistry PPID website/Supplemental Application/Application Fees. Checks or money orders will not be accepted.
4. Can I submit the PPID Supplemental Application in person?
No. The supplemental application must be emailed to the PPID Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before July 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
5. Will you accept the PPID supplemental application and curriculum vitae if they are in separate files?
No. The completed PPID supplemental application and curriculum vitae must be in one combined pdf, no larger than 5 MB, to be accepted and reviewed by the PPID admissions committee.
6. I am having trouble combining the pdfs and/or reducing the size of the combined pdf to less than 5 MB, what should I do?
If you are having trouble combining the pdf or reducing the size of your combined pdf, please do an internet search for instructions on the process; our office does not provide technical support on these processes.
7. I applied to the program last year (or a previous cycle) but I was not accepted. How can I re-apply?
Re-applicants must submit a CAAPID application, new PPID supplemental application and updated Curriculum Vitae, and all supplemental materials again. No part of a previous year’s application can be used in a new application cycle.
8. How can I check on the status of my application?
To obtain the status of your application, e-mail the PPID Coordinator and include your name and CAAPID identification number. Responses will be provided within 10 business days of your inquiry.
9. I submitted my supplemental documents and the tracking number shows it was delivered, why have my documents not arrived to the PPID Coordinator’s office?
When documents are delivered to UCLA campus, they are first delivered to the main mail center and then routed to the respective office, this process can add an additional 5 business days to the delivery date.
10. My name is different on multiple parts of my application. Is there any proof I need to send regarding a name change?
Yes, if your name appears differently on any component of your application, please include a copy of government documentation (i.e. marriage license, formal name change approval documents, etc.) verifying the name change.
11. Can I update any documents prior to the deadline?
Yes, applicants can submit updated application documents (i.e. TOEFL scores and up to two additional letters of recommendations). Updated curriculum vitaes need to be emailed to email@example.com, and all other documents need to be mailed directly to the Office of Students Affairs. UCLA will not consider any updated application documents received after the deadline.
12. Can I submit updated supplemental documents after the deadline?
No, all supplemental documents must be received on or before the application deadline – July 10, 2020. Documents received after the deadline will not be considered or reviewed by the PPID Admissions Committee.
13. Can I update my curriculum vitae/resume or submit additional letters of recommendation after the application deadline date?
No. We will not accept ANY updates after the deadline date.