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 Application Cycle for the UMN PASS (2021-2023) class will begin on March 5, 2020. The streamlined process will be:

     1. Apply through ADEA CAAPID

     2. Complete and Submit Application Form to UMN PASS Program.

For questions, please contact UMN PASS Administrative Assistant Janet Campanaro at

Application Form


Contact Information

UMN PASS Virtual Information Sessions

Rainer Adarve

UMN PASS Director Dr. Rainer M. Adarve shares details regarding the UMN PASS program and the unique experience in the learning environment in virtual information sessons conducted online. Please come back for updates as to when the next sessions will take place.