ADEA PASS Policies

Refund Policy
It is a vital part of your application process that you review the instructions carefully. Once your application is submitted to ADEA PASS, refunds are not granted.

Unauthorized Credit Card Policy
An applicant with an unauthorized credit card is required to forward replacement funds for the processing fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order. A $35 charge is assessed for a unauthorized credit card use.

If your debt is not resolved within 15 business days of notice, your selected program(s) will be informed of your failure to pay processing fees and will be asked to withdraw your application from consideration.

Release of Information - Confidentiality
All information submitted in your ADEA PASS application is treated as confidential. Information about applicants who submitted applications to participating dental programs will be used to create rosters and report data. Such use is an inherent part of the admission process and will not disclose individually identifiable information, except for the purpose of creating and maintaining rosters of enrolled applicants.

Release of Documents
Copies of dental school transcripts and evaluations (official documents) and information submitted in the ADEA PASS application are only released to the advanced dental education (postdoctoral) programs designated in the Program Designation section of an applicant's PASS application. ADEA PASS does not release copies of official documents received as part of the application.

ADEA Policy
The policies of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) that govern the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS) are recommended by the ADEA PASS Task Force, an official committee of the Association. ADEA PASS makes every effort to process and transmit application materials to the advanced dental education programs designated by the applicant. ADEA, however, assumes no responsibility for delays in processing application materials caused by the applicant's failure to follow instructions or circumstances beyond ADEA PASS's control. It is the applicant's responsibility to monitor his/her ADEA PASS application and report any discrepancies or problems.

The American Dental Education Association does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, age, or handicap. Such information in the ADEA PASS application is requested only for the purpose of gathering and reporting applicant flow data, or to confirm information used to process the application.

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