Institution Evaluation Form
Two types of
evaluations are required in the ADEA PASS application. Both evaluations must be
submitted electronically. The
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 that 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 a request to the dental school. If an
applicant is unable to locate their dental school within the drop-down
list, then the applicant should select “Other.” Next, a valid email from
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
Request for Exception (IEF)
Applicants may submit a request for exception for their IEF under the following circumstances:
* The U.S. or non-U.S. dental school has closed, and the applicant cannot obtain an IEF.
* The applicant attended a non-U.S. dental school and cannot obtain an IEF.
applicant must provide a reason for being unable to obtain the
document. Requesting an exception will waive the requirement for the
documents in the ADEA PASS application, but individual programs may
still require the document. The request will be processed with the
application in lieu of the IEF and distributed electronically to each
program designated. ADEA PASS cannot guarantee whether a program will
accept the reason given for requesting the exception. The applicant is
responsible for inquiring directly with the program whether a request
for exception can be used for the IEF.