This section includes information on undergraduate/graduate colleges
attended, dental schools attended and advanced dental education programs
attended. The applicant should add each academic credential to only one of
these three sections. An exception is the case of a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
If a Bachelor of Dental Surgery was earned, the applicant should add one entry
for the B.D.S. under “Undergraduate/Graduate Colleges Attended” and another
entry (with the same information) to the “Dental Schools Attended” section. Only
official dental school transcripts and unofficial undergraduate transcripts
will be accepted. Please note undergraduate transcript are uploaded to the ADEA
PASS application and should not be mailed to ADEA PASS.
Undergraduate/Graduate Colleges Attended
List any undergraduate and graduate colleges
attended in this section. Applicants will enter the college, major, GPA, credit
hours, degree granted or expected and the dates of attendance. Optional
undergraduate transcripts are accepted. Information on uploading
undergraduate transcripts is available here.
Dental Schools Attended
To avoid any processing delays, ADEA PASS
strongly encourages applicants to complete the “Dental Schools Attended”
section of the application first. ADEA PASS cannot post transcripts or foreign
evaluations received from an institution until it is listed in this section.
U.S. Transcripts: Dental
school transcripts are required. ADEA PASS prefers that all dental school
transcripts be sent directly from the issuing institution to ADEA PASS as
original, official documents in hard copy form.
- For every dental school entered, a transcript
request form will be generated. The applicant prints this form and provides it
to the register’s office to accompany the dental school transcript. This form
enables ADEA PASS to digitally match each dental school transcript to the
correct application. Failure to include this form with transcripts may increase
the processing time of the documents once they arrive at ADEA PASS.
- Transcripts must be sent to:
ADEA PASS Transcripts Processing
P.O. Box 9115
Watertown, MA 02471
Non-U.S. Transcripts: Official transcripts of
coursework taken at dental institutions outside the United States must be
translated into English, evaluated for U.S. equivalence or both. Applicants
should consult the ADEA PASS Search Engine to determine what their programs
require to be sent to ADEA PASS.
- International dental graduates should submit one
of the following: 1.) Official foreign dental school transcript (in English) or
2.) Foreign dental school transcript evaluation or translation.
- ADEA recommends that applicants use World
Education Services (wes.org) or Educational
Credential Evaluators (ece.org). Request a course-by-course
evaluation of the dental school transcript. Mark sheets will not be accepted.
- Submit the original, evaluated transcript to
ADEA PASS with the required documents by the evaluation service directly to
- ADEA PASS does not verify coursework.
If an applicant is unable to submit an official dental
school transcript, a request for exception must be submitted with the
Electronic Transcripts: Credentials
ADEA PASS now accepts transcripts through
Credentials Solutions. To see if a school participates with this service,
please check their website.
If the school does participate proceed to transcriptsplus.net/order.
note: ADEA PASS will not accept any other form of
electronic transcripts other than transcripts sent from Credentials Solutions.
If you do not see your school listed on the credentials solutions website
above, you are required to have your official transcript mailed to ADEA PASS.
Once your transcript has been requested from Credentials Solutions, it will
take seven to 10 business days to post to your application. Utilizing this
service will under no circumstance expedite the processing of transcripts. 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 the order was completed.
Advanced Dental Education Programs
List any advanced dental
education programs completed, or in-progress at the time of application.
Applicants can only list programs in the program types provided, and will need
to provide the name of the program, the institution and country where it was
completed, the level of the program (internship, externship, fellowship,
graduate certificate or residency) and the dates of attendance.