Background Information

You will not be able to revise this section after e-submitting your ADEA AADSAS application.Review your entries carefully before submitting.

 

Q1. Describe any activities requiring manual dexterity (e.g. activities requiring hand-eye coordination such as cross-stitching, sewing, art, crafts, playing musical instruments, auto repair, etc.) at which you are proficient.

The text box allows you to provide a brief description of any activities you wish to list. You are limited to 600 characters, including spaces.

Q2. Do you have any relatives who are dentists, are in dental school, or who have studied or are studying Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Dental Laboratory Technology or related dental fields? (Yes/No)

If "yes", indicate name, relationship, and name of school, dental degree or certificate, year of graduation or expected graduation. You are limited to 600 characters, including spaces.

Provide the name of any relatives, along with any other information about them that admissions committees might find helpful, including relationship, name of educational institution attended, degree earned (e.g., RDH, DDS, DMD), etc., and year of graduation.

Q3. Have you ever been disqualified, suspended, dismissed, or otherwise subject to a disciplinary action at any college or university in connection with your academic performance? (Yes/No)

If you answered "yes" enter an explanation here regarding each disqualification, suspension, dismissal, or disciplinary action.Include (1) a brief description of situation, (2) the specific charge(s) made, (3) the disciplinary action taken, and (4) a reflection on the experience and how the experience has affected your life. You are limited to 600 characters, including spaces.

Note :Answering "yes" will not automatically disqualify you for admission to a dental program.Many individuals learn from the past and emerge stronger as a result.Full disclosure enables programs to evaluate more effectively within the context of your credentials. Dental Schools may request verification from institutions previously attended that you were not involved in disciplinary actions. Failure to provide accurate information in response to this question may jeopardize your application to dental school. You are limited to 600 characters, including spaces.

Applicants often ask if they answer "yes" to this item, will their chances of admission be diminished?As the information above indicates, it may or it may not.However, failing to answer truthfully could certainly jeopardize your application.

Q4. Have you ever been found to have violated a school rule, policy or procedure, or an honor code; or have you otherwise been disqualified, put on probation, suspended, dismissed, expelled, or otherwise been subject to disciplinary action at any college/university in connection to misconduct? Yes/No

Please include any and all instances of misconduct, regardless of whether the school maintains a record of such misconduct or formal action, or whether it appears on your transcript.

If you answered "yes", enter an explanation here regarding each violation.Include (1) a brief description of the situation, (2) the specific charges(s) made, (3) the disciplinary action taken, and (4) a reflection on the experience and how the experience has affected your life.

Note :Answering "yes" will not automatically disqualify you for admission to a dental program.Many individuals learn from the past and emerge stronger as a result.Full disclosure enables programs to evaluate more effectively within the context of your credentials. Dental Schools may request verification from institutions previously attended that you were not involved in disciplinary actions. Failure to provide accurate information in response to this question may jeopardize your application to dental school.

Applicants often ask if they answer "yes" to this item, will their chances of admission be diminished?As the information above indicates, it may or it may not.However, failing to answer truthfully could certainly jeopardize your application.

Q5. Have you ever applied to dental school prior to the present application cycle? (Yes/No)

If "yes", include the name of schools to which you applied and year(s) of application.If accepted/enrolled, indicate dates of enrollment. You are limited to 600 characters, including spaces.

Indicating "yes" to this item does not jeopardize your candidacy to dental school.There are many reasons why an applicant would have applied in previous years. Answer this question truthfully, providing all information requested.

Q6. Have you previously, or are you currently applying to a health profession school other than dental school? (Yes/No)

If "yes", indicate school(s), type of program, year applied, and also indicate if you were accepted and/or enrolled. You are limited to 600 characters, including spaces.

Indicating "yes" to this item does not necessarily jeopardize your candidacy to dental school, but you should be prepared to tell admissions committees why you are applying to two (or more) types of programs simultaneously.

Q7. Has your education ever been interrupted or affected adversely for reasons other than deficiencies in conduct or academic performance? (Yes/No)

If "yes", please explain.

Use this item to explain any unusual circumstances that may have interrupted or adversely affected your path to dental school.Admissions committees are interested in knowing of any special challenges you may have faced, as well as how you dealt with those challenges as you moved toward to educational goals. You are limited to 600 characters, including spaces.

Q8. Are you currently under charge or have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, other than minor traffic violations? (Yes/No)

If yes, enter a brief explanation of the charge(s), the date(s) of the charge(s), current status, and outcomes.

ADEA AADSAS requires you to report any convictions. You may also be required to report one or more of the following types of records directly to your designated dental school with details about the judgments or disciplines:

  • Misdemeanor convictions
  • Arrests for misdemeanors and felonies
  • Adjudication withheld
  • Nolo contendere
  • Plea bargain

Additional Languages 1 and 2:

Dental students interact with patients from many backgrounds. Other than English, indicate any language in which you feel comfortable conversing with native speakers.You have the ability to choose up to two additional languages.