Boston University (BU) School of Dental Medicine Class of 2025 Interview/Acceptance Thread

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I submitted my application on June 16th and it was verified a couple of days after. BU sent me the link to pay the supplemental fee which I have already completed but my status currently says "Received/Waiting Additional Information." Is anyone else in this same situation?
 
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I submitted my application on June 16th and it was verified a couple of days after. BU sent me the link to pay the supplemental fee which I have already completed but my status currently says "Received/Waiting Additional Information." Is anyone else in this same situation?
Yes it says that for me as well
 
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I submitted my application on June 16th and it was verified a couple of days after. BU sent me the link to pay the supplemental fee which I have already completed but my status currently says "Received/Waiting Additional Information." Is anyone else in this same situation?
Mine just changed to under-review yesterday and I got an email from them that confirmed!
 

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What is this? I haven't heard of this test before
I haven't taken it yet, but I believe its some kind of test to see how you respond to ethical dilemmas. I just saw that BU is listed as a school that requires it. Some schools don't consider your application until you have taken the test whereas others only require it if they choose to interview you.
 

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I haven't taken it yet, but I believe its some kind of test to see how you respond to ethical dilemmas. I just saw that BU is listed as a school that requires it. Some schools don't consider your application until you have taken the test whereas others only require it if they choose to interview you.
Does BU send a separate link for this test? How would it be included in the application process?
 
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This is the first I am hearing about Casper required for BU, I do no see it listed anywhere on their dental website? i actually in fact made sure I applied to schools that did not require Casper and their school was not listed on the Casper website at the beginning of the cycle but now it is.
 
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This is the first I am hearing about Casper required for BU, I do no see it listed anywhere on their dental website? i actually in fact made sure I applied to schools that did not require Casper and their school was not listed on the Casper website at the beginning of the cycle but now it is.
Yeah, they don't mention Casper as a requirement on their website. However, I saw them listed on the Casper website as a school that requires it. Does anyone know if BU actually requires this test or not?
 

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Yeah, they don't mention Casper as a requirement on their website. However, I saw them listed on the Casper website as a school that requires it. Does anyone know if BU actually requires this test or not?
Yep Im just going to go with no because their own website does not mention it. I hope they dont switch up on us after the cycle has opened.
 

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Hey everyone! I just took the Casper Test two Sunday's ago since I needed it for Temple. When I was making the reservation for it, I saw that BU was also on the distribution list so I went ahead and added it to be on the safe side. My scores are still pending so if my status on BU changes so that it stops saying "Waiting for Additional Materials", then we can confirm that it is required. I attached the list of dental schools that I saw on the Casper Website when I made the reservation.
 

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Hey everyone! I just took the Casper Test two Sunday's ago since I needed it for Temple. When I was making the reservation for it, I saw that BU was also on the distribution list so I went ahead and added it to be on the safe side. My scores are still pending so if my status on BU changes so that it stops saying "Waiting for Additional Materials", then we can confirm that it is required. I attached the list of dental schools that I saw on the Casper Website when I made the reservation.
Thank you so much for letting us know! Really appreciate it :)
 

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According to BU's website, their supplemental application was the supplemental fee and is considered complete after that has been paid.

So I believe CASPer is only needed upon interview since they do not acknowledge it.

Has anyone emailed BU asking?
 
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Hey everyone! I just took the Casper Test two Sunday's ago since I needed it for Temple. When I was making the reservation for it, I saw that BU was also on the distribution list so I went ahead and added it to be on the safe side. My scores are still pending so if my status on BU changes so that it stops saying "Waiting for Additional Materials", then we can confirm that it is required. I attached the list of dental schools that I saw on the Casper Website when I made the reservation.

Why did you need one for Temple? I thought their supplemental was only a payment according to their email.
 

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Why did you need one for Temple? I thought their supplemental was only a payment according to their email.

I saw this statement on Temple's requirement page in AADSAS so I went ahead and completed it just in case so that I wouldn't be bombarded later. I also ended up applying to Louisville which also required it.

"The Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer) Test

All interviewees to the four year DMD program at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer), to assist with our selection process for the 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle."
 
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