The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS) is a 29-month program for graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada, who seek to practice dentistry in the U.S.

Our program is designed to facilitate a smooth transition into the US Dental profession and allowing for a long and successful dental career. We offer a strong INTEGRATED program whereby UMN PASS students receive the same clinical education as any other student graduating from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. This integrated curriculum allows our UMN PASS students receive a world class education the University of Minnesota has to offer.

The UMN PASS application for a January 2023 start has closed. The next application cycle will start in March 2023.

UMN PASS FAQs for 2023

UMN PASS welcomes 16 new learners

The School of Dentistry welcomed 16 new learners to the Program for Advanced Standing Students this January, comprising the class of 2024. Read more.