Waiver of Access

The Letter of Evaluation form requires a waiver statement. A. U.S. Federal Law (P.L. 93-30, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974) protecting education records requires applicants to certain educational programs, including dental education programs, to indicate whether they wish to waive or retain the right to read evaluations submitted on their behalf. Applicants: If you choose to waive your right to access, you are assuring the evaluator of the permanent confidentiality of comments made on your behalf. If you do not waive your right of access, you may ask to review the evaluation once you begin your enrollment in the program to which it was submitted.

NOTE: ADEA CAAPID does not disclose the content of evaluations to applicants; this right applies only to programs that recieve your evaluations. ADEA CAAPID will never provide you access to any Letter of Evaluations received as part of your application.


Applicant Authorization

Within the Letter of Evaluation Section, applicants must agree to one of the following statements prior to submitting the evaluation request:

  • I waive my "right to access" to the attached Letter of Evaluation.

By "waiving your right to access," you do not have the right to read the evaluation once completed by the evaluator.

  • I do not waive my "right to access" to the attached Letter of Evaluation.

By not "waiving your right to access," you have the right to read the evaluation once completed by the evaluator.


Occasionally, an applicant will forget to check the wavier box in the ADEA CAAPID application, even though the applicant has already signed a wavier with the evaluator.

If the applicant has indicated the wrong waiver status, the applicant must delete the evaluator, correctly re-enter the evaluator's name and other information, and Save. A new email indicating that you are again requesting a Letter of Evaluation will be sent by ADEA CAAPID to the evaluator. If submitting a paper Letter of Evaluation, the applicant must delete the evaluator, correctly re-enter the evaluator's information, and print and provide the evaluator with a new Letter of Evaluation Matching Form.

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