2018 ADEA PASS Application Instructions

Institution Evaluation Form

Two types of evaluations are required in the ADEA PASS application. Both evaluations must be submitted electronically. The Institution Evaluation Form (IEF) is one. 

The Institution Evaluation Form (also called the dean’s letter) is an evaluation of the applicant completed by the dean of the dental school attended. It is strongly encouraged the IEF does not reference any program type because it cannot be revised at any time during the application process. Included in the IEF are NBDE scores or results, GPA and class rank (if applicable), an evaluation of ethical behavior and mandatory narrative statement. This electronic evaluation is required for every applicant. 

Select dental school attended from the drop-down menu to submit the request to the dental school. If an applicant is unable to locate their dental school from the drop-down list, then the applicant should select “Other.” If the dental school attended is not included in the drop-down list, a valid email for the dean or the dean’s designation must be entered. Contact the dean’s office to obtain this information.

An email will be sent to the evaluator with instructions on how to log in and complete this evaluation. 

If an applicant is unable to submit an IEF, a request for exception must be submitted with the application. See the Request for Exception section for more details on page 7.