Letters of evaluation are
traditional recommendation letters recommending a person to a U.S dental
school. Letters of evaluation are not required as part of the complete
application. ADEA CAAPID will process up to 3 electronic letters of evaluation.
Applicant must check with their program for specific requirements. If
evaluators are not able to provide an electronic version of the reference
letter, please check with your program and the evaluations section of “Program
Materials” for additional requirements.
Waiver of Access
of evaluation form requires a waiver statement. A U.S. federal law (P.L. 93-30,
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA] of 1974) protecting
education records requires applicants to certain educational programs, including
dental education programs, to indicate whether they wish to waive or retain the
right to read evaluations submitted on their behalf. If an applicant waives
access, he or she is assuring the evaluator of the permanent confidentiality of
comments made on behalf of the applicant.
As soon as
the evaluator’s name and email address are provided, the evaluator will receive
an automated message from ADEA CAAPID directing him or her to the Evaluators
Portal. Applicant is requited to supply the following information about the
evaluator within the request.
evaluator’s greeting, such as Dr., Mr., Mrs., etc.
evaluator’s first and last name
organization with which the evaluator is affiliated, as well as their official
title within that organization.
evaluator’s e-mail address and telephone number. This is the e-mail address
where the electronic request will be sent.
must specify the date by which they need this evaluation submitted to the
evaluator. It is advised to use a date no later than the applicant earliest
program deadline, while still allowing the evaluator time to complete the
Message to the Evaluator
may include a short note to the evaluator regarding the request which will also
be included with the request e-mail they receive.