Transcript Verification Questions


Q: What is transcript verification and why is it done?

A: After ADEA AADSAS receives all of your official transcripts, the information you provide in the Coursework section will be audited for accuracy. Accuracy is important in this section because this is the basis for academic information provided to the dental schools, including coursework summaries and GPA's.

If, during the transcript verification process, relatively minor differences are noted, your course titles, course numbers, grades or credit hours earned will be changed to reflect the accurate information. Changes made by the ADEA AADSAS Transcript Processing Department will be noted on both your application information and on the information sent to dental schools.

When major discrepancies between the information you provide in the Coursework section and your official transcripts are noted, you will be contacted by a staff member in the ADEA AADSAS Transcript Processing Department via email. Your application may be returned to you for revision and resubmission.

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Q: Will my application be delayed if my school is delayed in sending my transcript?

A: It is possible that you ADEA AADSAS application will be delayed if the school is delayed in sending a transcript to ADEA AADSAS. Transcript verification is the first step in processing your ADEA AADSAS application. Your application cannot be sent to your designated schools until all transcripts have been received and verified.

If you are experiencing difficulties with one of your colleges/universities sending your official transcript, contact ADEAAADSAS Customer Service at (617) 612-2045 or aadsasinfo@aadsasweb.org.

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Q: If ADEA AADSAS changes my grade, how will I be notified?

A: Changes made by the ADEA AADSAS Transcript Processing Department will be noted on both your application information and on the information sent to dental schools. After transcript verification has been completed, you can view all changes in the Coursework Section of your application.

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Q: Where do I forward my official transcripts?

A: Forward your official transcripts to:

ADEA AADSAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9110
Watertown, Massachusetts 02471 

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Q: Do I need to attach a form to my transcripts?

A: It is mandatory to send the Transcript Matching Form to the registrar's office to attach with your official transcript. The Transcript Matching Form is located in the "Colleges Attended" section of the application checklist (ADEA AADSAS application homepage) next to each school that you have listed.

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