ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions

Letters of Evaluation

ADEA CAAPID collects up to three letters of evaluation per applicant. While letters of evaluation are not required to submit or complete the ADEA CAAPID application, most advanced standing programs accepting the ADEA CAAPID application require at least two letters of evaluation. Applicants are advised to check the specific letter requirements for each advanced standing program by visiting the ADEA CAAPID Program Directory.

When listing letter of evaluation authors on the ADEA CAAPID application, applicants are required to provide the name of the letter author, the organization or school with which the author is affiliated, contact information for the author, a due date for the letter and a personal message to the evaluator. Applicants are advised to use a due date no later than the earliest deadline of a program to which the applicant is applying, while still allowing the evaluator time to complete the process. 

IMPORTANT: ADEA CAAPID requires letters of evaluation received to be written on official letterhead from the organization the evaluator is affiliated with as well as a signature from the author. Include these requirements in the “Personal Message/Notes” field on the request page. While ADEA CAAPID has set these requirements, some advanced standing programs may make exceptions to these requirements for extenuating circumstances.

As soon as the evaluator information is saved in the application, the evaluator will receive an automated email message from ADEA CAAPID directing him or her to complete the online submission process for letters of evaluation. All letters of evaluation must be submitted through the online Evaluator’s Portal. No paper letters of evaluation will be accepted. While ADEA CAAPID does not accept paper letters of evaluation, some programs may allow applicants with a paper copy of their letter to upload a scanned copy in the Program Materials section.