Pre-enrollment Support Program: Dentistry

The School of Dentistry's Pre-enrollment Support Program helps students make the very demanding transition to the first year of their professional studies. In an effort to increase retention and graduation rate, this seven-week program gives students a preview of their first-year core curriculum material. To participate, students must be accepted to the Marquette University School of Dentistry.


To participate in PESP, you must be:

  • a first-generation college student
  • financially disadvantaged, based on federal guidelines
  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident

How to apply

To apply for CSEP and PESP, download the application below. This application is for all programs: behavioral health, dental, physical therapy, clinical laboratory science, physician assistant studies and speech pathology. You must also send two completed appraisal forms. At least one must come from science or math professors. Please mail everything together in one envelope.

Dental student


Program Staff

Dr. Lawrence Pan - Director
Kim Harris - Associate Director
Amber May - Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the School of Dentistry