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Fees

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Payment

A one-time payment for applicable fees is required to complete an application to challenge the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE). Fees must be paid online by Visa or MasterCard prior to the closing of the application window.
Application Fee*$500
Examination Fees$6,000
Total$6,500

* The non-refundable application fee is required for new and returning applicants.

*New for 2019 Applications*
  • Online transactions are no longer subject to a 3% convenience fee.

  • Candidates who passed Component I of the old-format NDSE may be eligible to receive a 50% reduction of examination fees.

Late Fees

Applications completed after the deadline may be refused. When considered, late applications will be subject to penalties calculated from a base amount of $1,500 to which $100 are added for every week since the closing of the application window. Late fees are not refundable.

Withdrawals and Refunds

It is not possible to defer an application from one session to another. If you are unable to challenge the NDSE in the session for which you have applied, you must withdraw your application and re-apply during the appropriate window for a future session. Requests to withdraw from the NDSE must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Department.

Refunds are calculated based on the date of reception of the written request and in accordance with the table below. All refunds are issued in Canadian funds to the card used for the original payment.
Date of Withdrawal RequestRefundable Fees*

Prior to the closing of the application window.

100%

More than 90 days from the date of the Examination, but after the closing of the application window.

75%

More than 60 days, but less than 90 days, from the date of the Examination.

50%

More than 30 days, but less than 60 days, from the date of the Examination.

25%

Less than 30 days from the date of the Examination.

0%

* The application fee and late fees, when applicable, are not refundable.