Frequently Asked Questions
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- I applied to ADEA AADSAS last year and would like to reapply.
Can I carry over my information?
- If I had an application last year but it wasn't mailed to
dental schools, can I carry over any information?
- How do I have my data imported to my re-applicant account?
- Do I have to create a new username and password?
- I accidently created a brand new account but I want to create a
re-applicant account. What do I do?
- What information will be carried over?
- What information will NOT be carried over?
- I am no longer in touch with my references. Can ADEA AADSAS
carry over my letters of evaluation?
- My coursework information from last cycle is locked. How do I
- Do I need to resend transcripts I had sent last year?
- I filled out an application with ADEA AADSAS application
several years ago. Can I reactivate my information?
- I applied to dental school last year. Are my chances better of
being accepted this year?
- Will the dental schools have my records from previous
Q: I applied to ADEA AADSAS last year and would like to
reapply. Can I carry over my information?
A: If your ADEA AADSAS application was
MAILED to schools last cycle, you are eligible to
have your application information imported to the new cycle. Please
click the link "Re-applying to ADEA AADSAS" on the login page to
proceed with creating a new account. DO NOT CLICK "CREATE
NEW ACCOUNT" ON THE HOME PAGE.
Q: If I had an application last year but it wasn't
mailed to dental schools, can I carry over any
A: ADEA AADSAS cannot carry over any applications that were not
mailed last cycle. You will have to create a new account and
resubmit all information.
Q: How do I have my data imported to my reapplicant
A: Once you click the Reapplicant link on the
home page, you will be asked to provide your login information from
last cycle. If you do not remember your login information, you will
be asked to provide the e-mail address which you used to create
last year's account to have an access code e-mailed to you. Once
you have your code, you will need to click the link at the top of
the re-applicant page to enter your re-applicant code. This will
carry over your account information from your previous application.
Once you have logged in, you will be prompted to enter new "create
account" information, including your name, e-mail, and login
information. When you click "create account" you will be taken to
your NEW account, with all importable data from your prior account
already in place.
Q: Do I have to create a new username and
A: Yes. You will need to create a new username
and password for the current application cycle, although your login
information can remain the same as used in the previous cycle.
Please note that you will be assigned a new ADEA AADSAS ID# and the
barcodes on your transcript and reference request forms will be
Q: I accidently created a brand new account but I want
to create a re-applicant account. What do I do?
A: You can still create a re-applicant account; however,
if you used the same e-mail address to sign up for your new account
that you used last year you must change the e-mail in your new
account to a fake address (such as firstname.lastname@example.org) before you
attempt to create a re-applicant account. Once you create the
re-applicant account, send us an e-mail
with your ADEA AADSAS ID numbers for both accounts and indicate
which account you would like closed so we can place the account you
made by accident on hold.
Q: What information will be carried over?
A: Most application fields and
verified transcripts (transcripts containing
coursework calculated into your GPA last cycle by ADEA AADSAS) will
be imported into the new application. Once the import is complete,
IT IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILTY TO GO OVER ALL IMPORTED
INFORMATION AND ENSURE IT IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE.
Q: What information will NOT be carried
of evaluation, DAT scores, payments, and your personal statement
will NOT be carried over and must be resubmitted. In addition,
there are fields on the ADEA AADSAS application which have changed
or been added since last cycle which will NOT be filled in by the
import. Applicants must go over ALL sections of the application and
ensure these new sections are filled in.It will not necessarily be
readily apparent from your application checklist that something is
missing if the field is not required.DAT scores will carry over if
you have previously had them sent to an ADEA AADSAS participating
dental school since the 2010 application cycle, and your date of
birth and DENTPIN as entered on the application match those being
reported to ADEA AADSAS by the ADA.
Q: I am no longer in touch with my references. Can ADEA
AADSAS carry over my letters of evaluation?
A: ADEA AADSAS does not carry over any of your
letters of evaluation from the previous cycles. New letters must be
Q: My coursework information from last cycle is locked.
How do I update it?
A: All imported information is locked so
our staff knows what coursework we already verified from last year.
If you need to add additional coursework for a school you had
listed last year, you must add the school a second time in the
institutions attended section and add the coursework under the
second entry. This will also give you access to the transcript
request form. You must then delete planned/in-progress work you had
listed last cycle and renter these courses as completed.
Q:Can I add new coursework to a
previously listed college?
A: No. If you are a previously verified
applicant and wish to enter additional coursework other than what
is currently listed on your application, you must add the new
institution in your "Colleges and Universities Attended" section,
even if it is an institution already listed in your application.
Once you enter the institution, you will then be able to add any
coursework that has become complete since your application was
verified during the previous cycle.
Q: Do I need to resend transcripts I had sent last
A: Any coursework ADEA AADSAS verified (calculated into
your GPA) last year does not require transcripts. However, you must
submit a new transcript(s) for any coursework completed after you
submitted your transcript(s) last cycle.
Q: I filled out an application with ADEA AADSAS
application several years ago. Can I reactivate my
A: No. You may only carry over application information
from the previous cycle. ADEA AADSAS does not keep application
information from earlier cycles.
Q: I applied to dental school last year. Are my chances
better of being accepted this year?
A: Check with the dental schools to which you
are applying. In most situations, simply re-applying does not
increase your chances of being admitted. However, additional
coursework completed and experiences gained may make you a more
competitive applicant in a subsequent application cycle.
Q: Will the dental schools have my records from previous
A: Each dental school has its own policy about
document retention. Check with designated dental schools. ADEA
AADSAS does not keep transcripts and letters of evaluation from
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