Prospective Students


We host four interview event weekends each admission cycle, bringing in up to 64 candidates to interview. These events allow us to get to know you and what motivates you to pursue a career in dentistry. They also allow you to get to know us. During these events you will meet key members of our community, including the dean, current students, faculty and administrators.

Interview Weekend Schedule

Friday: Get to Know OSU CoD

College Tour: Led by current DDS students, these interactive tours introduce you to the college, key areas in Postle Hall and life as a DDS student at Ohio State. You will see our pre-clinic and clinic areas in action and hear from members of our community on topics such as research, clinic experience, outreach and community engagement, dental faculty practice and student life.

Student Organization & Services Fair: Learn about CoD and university organizations and services during this 45 minute interactive fair. Past organizations and services represented have included Student Government Association, Student Research Association, Off-Campus Housing, Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Student Health Center.

Mini Residency Session: This session was created specifically for our non-resident candidates to learn about residency requirements. This 30 minute session is led by our college registrar is an informative and engaging presentation.

Mini Financial Aid Session: Learn how what you need to know now about financing your dental school education. This mini session will provide you with a brief overview of financial aid options, scholarships, and budgeting.

Saturday: Interview and Informational Sessions

The day is broken up into interview sessions, a student panel discussion, lunch and a financial aid presentation.

Multiple Mini-Interviews. Our interview format allows you to meet with members of the College of Dentistry community by moving around to four different interview stations. The interviewers at each station have designated topics and questions to help them get to know you and your interest in dentistry. The interviews are conducted by faculty and third- and fourth-year dental students; every person you meet will contribute to your final interview score.

Student Panel. This closed door session is attended only by our current students and the interviewees. It’s a great opportunity to ask about life as a dental student at Ohio State.