Selection Process

Selection Process

The selection of applicants is based on transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae (CV), CASPer Test and interviews. We consider human and social skills as important as academic performance in the selection of our students. Applicants must meet a minimum score in these two indicators to move forward in the process. The files of candidates who are not invited for interviews are not considered further.

Being selected for an interview

To determine which applicants will be invited for an interview, a candidate’s academic performance is weighted at 70%, CV & personal statement is weighted at 20% and CASPer Test is weighted at 10%. Please note that the DAT scores will not be used in determining an applicant's ranking.

Academic performance is broken down in the following way:

  • 60% based on the undergraduate CGPA
  • 10% based on academic context (average credit load and post-bachelor’s degree education) 

The undergraduate CGPA is the major consideration in measuring academic performance. Graduate studies are taken into consideration in the academic context as well as in the review of your CV and Personal Statement.


Multiple Mini Interviews

Applicants invited for an interview will be interviewed using the multiple mini-interview (MMI) format. MMIs consist of multiple stations that can be task-oriented, simulation- or scenario-oriented or discussion-oriented.

All interviews are done in person and applicants must be present the day of the interview.

For more information on the MMIs you can refer to McGill Career Planning Service’s website

► Interviews will take place on February 21st, 2019


Final Selection

Following the MMI, the final ranking list for DMD applicants is based 70% on the MMI score and 30% science GPA.


2018 Admission Statistics 

The table below shows the number of applications received by the Faculty of Dentistry for the 4-year DMD Program from Quebec Residents, Non-Quebec Canadians and international applicants, the number of candidates interviewed and their cGPA.

Applicant Category

Number of Applications

Number of Applicants Interviewed

Number of Applicants Admitted

4-Year DMD (Quebec Residents)




Average cGPA: 3.71

Average cGPA: 3.85

Average cGPA: 3.80

Mode cGPA: ~3.90 (20%)

Mode cGPA: ~4.00 (31%)


4-Year DMD (Non-Quebec Canadians and Int'l)




Average cGPA: 3.70

Average cGPA: 3.92

Average cGPA: 3.88

Mode cGPA: ~3.90 (31%)

Mode cGPA: ~3.90 (52%)


Special Notes:

  • MMIs are scheduled for a half day and the dates CANNOT be changed. It is the applicant’s responsibility to be available for the scheduled interview and to plan travel accordingly. If an applicant is not present for his/her interview for any reason (justified or not), their file will no longer be considered.
  • All decisions are final and cannot be appealed. We do not provide feedback to candidates during the selection process.
  • Please note that our selection process may be subject to review and change by the Admissions Committee at any time without notice.