2018 ADEA PASS Application Instructions



What is ADEA PASS?

The American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS) is a centralized application service for advanced dental education programs. Save time and energy by completing one application for multiple programs. In addition to the ADEA PASS application, advanced dental education programs can also collect supplemental information and have different requirements and admissions deadlines. 

The ADEA PASS Search Engine allows applicants to view information for each participating program. Applicants may search for programs by name, program type and/or state. Access the ADEA PASS Search Engine at programpages.passweb.org/search. Individual programs provide the content of their ADEA PASS Search Engine entries; therefore, all programs are responsible for the accuracy of their program information. ADEA advises applicants to contact the programs directly if there are questions or discrepancies. 

ADEA PASS is open from May through February each year. Applicants can create only one application per cycle. Application materials from prior application cycles do not carry over. Applicants must begin a brand new application each cycle and resubmit all application materials, including dental school transcripts, Professional Evaluation Forms, and the Institution Evaluation Form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to read, understand and follow all ADEA PASS and program-specific instructions.