ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions

ADEA Privacy/ Confidentiality Statement

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) will prevent the exposure of confidential personal data without the permission of the individual involved. Except for ADEA aggregate research, directory information and communications with participating schools and/or programs as a part of the application and record keeping process, information about individual applicants and matriculates is not shared with anyone in a way that would permit individual identification.

Application data submitted by an applicant will not be shared with third-party individuals or organizations. ADEA will only discuss an application with the applicant and the applicant’s designated schools and/or programs. Staff will not discuss an application with a parent, spouse, relative, friend or employer.

Information about applicants is, of course, disclosed to the schools and/or programs to which a student applies. Applicants to one of ADEA’s centralized application services will be required to release their application information and supporting documents by agreeing to the Release Statement and Code of Conduct within the application.

Application data gathered by ADEA in the process of providing its centralized application services will only be reported in aggregate form so as not to divulge student-specific demographic information. ADEA will use this data to perform analysis on the national applicant pool and might use individual applicant information in the analysis, but will ensure that individual applicants will not be identified.