ADEA DHCAS Checklist

The ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (ADEA DHCAS) is the centralized application service for applicants to dental hygiene programs. For applicants who wish to become dental hygienists, or are licensed hygienists and would like to continue their education, ADEA DHCAS is the place to research programs and submit an application. Save time and energy by completing one application for multiple programs.

The ADEA DHCAS application is open from September 15, 2016 to August 31, 2017. Applicants can only open one application per cycle.

Download the printable checklist.PDF

Prepare to Apply

❑ Find participating programs and program information on the ADEA DHCAS Search Engine.

❑ Write a personal statement. (Use the ADEA DHCAS Search Engine to determine which programs require personal statements.)

❑ Update accomplishments and professional experiences on a resume.

❑ Ask professors and mentors to write an evaluation letter. (Use the ADEA DHCAS Search Engine to determine which programs require letters of reference.)

❑ Collect pertinent materials, such as coursework and testing information.

❑ Learn about the Fee Assistance Program to determine eligibility.

Complete the ADEA DHCAS application

❑ Start the application (opens in September).

❑ Submit the online ADEA DHCAS application, which includes:

❑ Personal Information

❑ Academic History

❑ Supporting Information

❑ Program Materials

❑ Release Statement

❑ Designations (programs to which an applicant wishes to apply)

❑ Payment: $95 for the first designation and $45 for each additional designation

❑ Send in all required documents, including:

❑ All college-level, official transcripts

❑ Program-specific materials

Complete all supplemental information

❑ Review the ADEA DHCAS Search Engine to determine what each program requires in addition to the ADEA DHCAS application.