should I send my transcript?
from creating an account on ADEA AADSAS, this should be the first item on every
applicant’s checklist. Due to mailing and processing times, transcript
verification can take up to six weeks. Start the process early. Because
applicants are encouraged to apply early, it is best to request the transcript
in early June.
What are the top three
things I should do to ensure I successfully match my transcripts to my ADEA
One: List the institution in the Colleges Attended section. Two: Make sure your
ADEA AADSAS identification number is included on or with each transcript.
Three: Send in ALL transcripts EARLY.
Can I send an unofficial
copy of my transcript?
No. Don’t send an unofficial copy or a copy that is marked “student-issued.”
Can I submit my application
before my transcripts are received by ADEA AADSAS?
Yes. Once you have successfully filled out your application, you can submit it
to ADEA AADSAS at any time. However, your application will not be processed
until ADEA AADSAS has received all of your official transcripts and your
Can I print one
transcript-matching form and send it to all the colleges I attended?
No. Each institution you have attended has a unique transcript-matching form
which you are to use specifically for that institution. When mailing the
transcript-matching forms, pay attention to the name of the institution printed
on each form. Transcripts sent without the appropriate transcript request form
may result in delay of your application.
If I have attended multiple
colleges and transfer credit is listed on the transcript of my primary
institution, do I still need to send a transcript from each school?
Yes. You are required to send ONE transcript from each college you have
attended regardless of the number of courses taken.
Should I send my high school
No. To report university-level credit earned while a high school student, these
courses must be reported under the college or university that awarded you the
credit. This includes both Advanced Placement and dual-enrollment credit.
Do I need to send
transcripts for planned or in-progress coursework?
No. You are only required to send transcripts covering all of your completed
coursework. ADEA AADSAS does not require transcripts for coursework labeled as
“planned/in-progress” until after all grades have been completed. Please note
that when you do complete these courses, updated transcripts can be submitted
directly to the schools to which you are applying, or you can use the Academic
Update period to update this information in your ADEA AADSAS application.
Do I also need to send
copies of my transcripts to the dental schools I am applying to?
In general, you only need to submit transcripts to ADEA AADSAS. Some dental
schools, if you reach a certain point in the admissions process, may request
additional transcripts at a later date while others will not. You should
contact the schools directly to determine if they require any additional
I have a different name on
my transcript than on my application. Will that cause a problem?
This can delay the processing of your transcript, but there are steps you
should take to minimize any difficulties. FIRST, fill out the Biographic
Information section to include other aliases. SECOND, ask your registrar’s
office to physically write your current name and ADEA AADSAS identification
number on your transcript. FINALLY, include the transcript request form with
your transcript. If you have done step one, your former name will print out on
My school won’t issue a
transcript to ADEA AADSAS and must use my name. What do I do?
ADEA AADSAS can accept transcripts issued to an applicant’s name and address as
long as they are accompanied by a letter from the school’s registrar’s office
stating their policy for addressing transcripts and confirming that the
transcript was mailed by the registrar to ADEA AADSAS directly. The transcript
still cannot have an “Issued to Student” or “Student Copy” stamp and may not be
picked up by the student. Transcripts without this letter will not be accepted.
Can my designated programs
view the transcripts I send to ADEA AADSAS?
Yes. The transcripts that you are required to send to ADEA AADSAS are visible
electronically to your designated program(s). Please note that upon a program’s
request, you may still be asked to send an official transcript directly to the
Can ADEA AADSAS forward my
transcripts to me, my schools or schools not affiliated with ADEA AADSAS?
No. As per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), ADEA
AADSAS may not release transcripts to anyone other than your designated
schools, including other schools or the applicant themselves.
My college/university can
send my transcript electronically. Will ADEA AADSAS accept it?
Beginning in the 2017 cycle, ADEA AADSAS will accept transcripts sent
electronically from Credentials Solutions. Look for your school in the list
of participating institutions. If
your school participates, you can order
your transcripts online.
Utilizing this service will not
expedite the processing of transcripts. Once you have requested your transcript
from Credentials Solutions, it will be posted to your application within 7-10
business days. If you do not see your transcript posted to your application
within the allotted 10 business days after it was requested, please contact
Credentials Solutions directly to confirm that the order was completed.
AADSAS will not accept any other form of electronic transcripts other than those
sent from Credentials Solutions. If your school is not listed on the
credentials solutions website,
you are required to have your official transcript mailed to ADEA AADSAS.