Dental School Designations

In this section applicants select the schools to which they wish to apply. A school is not considered designated until the corresponding fee has been paid in full by the deadline.


Add/Delete Dental Schools to Which You Wish to Apply
To add designations, simply check the box next to each school you wish to apply to and select SAVE.

You can also delete schools by clicking the red icon in the "Delete" column on the main Dental School Designations page. Remember, once you have e-submitted your application you will not be able to delete the designations.

Apply Early  

Do not wait until the last minute to submit your ADEA AADSAS application! You are strongly encouraged to submit your ADEA AADSAS application at least four weeks prior to the earliest deadline among your designated schools.

Many dental schools begin interviewing candidates in August and September. December 1 is the date that dental schools begin extending offers of admission. Applications received early have a much better chance of being seriously considered.

School Application Deadline

The ADEA AADSAS deadline listed for each dental school indicates the date by which your application must be received by ADEA AADSAS. Dental schools will consider for admission those applicants whose ADEA AADSAS application, fee payment, and official transcripts are received at ADEA AADSAS by the stated deadline. Your ADEA AADSAS application must be submitted by 11:59pm (Eastern time on that date).

After you e-submit your application and your official transcripts are received, allow 4-6 weeks for ADEA AADSAS to process your application. Deadlines are not extended if they fall on a weekend or holiday.

Withdrawing Your Application  

If you wish to withdraw your submitted ADEA AADSAS application from consideration, contact the dental schools directly. ADEA AADSAS does not provide refunds to applicants who choose to withdraw applications from any or all dental schools.

Substituting or Deleting Dental School Designations

ADEA AADSAS does not accept requests to substitute or delete schools after your application has been submitted. If you wish to remove your application from consideration at a dental school(s), contact the dental school(s) directly.

Adding Additional Schools after e-Submission

When submitting your application to ADEA AADSAS, carefully select the schools to which you seek admission.

You may apply to additional schools after you have eSubmitted your ADEA AADSAS application. Log-in to your application, go to "Dental School Designations," and select additional schools. The processing fee for additional designations is $90 for each additional school. You cannot apply to a school after its deadline has passed.

Do not create a new ADEA AADSAS application to apply to additional dental schools!

AADSAS Application Fee  

  • Once you have completed and eSubmitted your application, you will be directed to the payment screen. Your application will not be processed without payment.
  • Pay the ADEA AADSAS application fee online by using your credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).


  • Make payment by check or money order. Download the ADEA AADSAS Payment Form. Attach your check/money order to the Payment Form and submit the package. Checks and money orders must be made payable to ADEA AADSAS. If you do not submit this form, your application may be delayed. All ADEA AADSAS fees are to be paid by U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank or the U.S. Postal Service. Do not send cash.

If there is discrepancy between the amount of your payment and the number of schools to which you have applied, application processing will be halted and you will be contacted to resolve the discrepancy. Your ADEA AADSAS application will not be processed unless full payment is received for all your designations.

Processing fee and Payment Form must be sent to (checks and money orders only):

1400 K Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

ADEA AADSAS Processing Fee Table  


Number of Schools  

Original Request Total Cost  

Number of Schools  

Original Request Total Cost  

Number of Schools  

Original Request Total Cost  

Number of Schools  

Original Request Total Cost  

Number of Schools  

Original Request Total Cost  









57   $5284









58   $5374









59   $5464









60 $5554









61 $5644









62 $5734









63 $5823









64 $5914









65 $6004
















































Refund Policy  

ADEA AADSAS does not issue a refund for submitted applications. To withdraw your ADEA AADSAS application from consideration, you must send a letter to ADEA AADSAS. In the letter, include your full name, ADEA AADSAS ID number, and the reason why you are withdrawing your application.


Returned Checks
ADEA AADSAS charges a returned check fee of $35 for each check returned by the bank after deposit. ADEA AADSAS will notify you if your check is returned. You will be required to pay the original fee along with the penalty fee by money order or certified check within 10 business days. ADEA AADSAS will stop the processing of your application, and dental schools will be informed.

Dental School Supplemental Fees
Some dental schools request an additional fee (supplemental) after you have completed the ADEA AADSAS application. DO NOT SEND SUPPLEMENTAL FEES TO ADEA AADSAS. Supplemental fees sent to ADEA AADSAS will be returned to you. They should be sent directly to the dental school(s) requesting them.

Fee Assistance Program (FAP)       
Eligibility for FAP is determined by reviewing the financial resources of the applicant, spouse, and parent/guardian of the applicant. All FAP applicants are required to meet minimum qualifications before applying. This program is not affiliated with any government, college or university, scholarship, grant or fellowship programs. This is an independent program offered by ADEA.

It is important that you read all FAP policies and instructions carefully before completing the FAP application. Failing to thoroughly read policies and instructions may result in a delay in processing your requests, and result in missed deadlines and disqualification for fee assistance.

The deadline for applying to the Fee Assistance Program is January 10, 2014. E-submission of your online FAP application must be done by 11:59am. Applicants that apply to the ADEA AADSAS FAP on January 10, 2014, will have 10 days from the date of submission to submit all required documents. Any documents received after 10 days will not be processed and the FAP application will automatically be denied.

For more detailed information regarding the FAP, please see FAP instructions or visit the 2014 ADEA AADSAS Application.

Supplemental Material Sent to Dental Schools
Send only required documents to ADEA AADSAS. Any other documents received by ADEA AADSAS (including supplemental materials requested by specific dental schools) will be considered unrelated materials. ADEA AADSAS will not return unrelated materials to you, nor forward the unrelated materials to designated dental schools. Examples include resumes, photographs, writing samples, certificates, DAT scores from the ADA or the CDA, and other miscellaneous documents.

Supplemental Applications and Fees
In addition to the ADEA AADSAS application, dental school programs may require you to send a supplemental application and fee directly to the institution. Supplemental application deadlines vary from school to school.

Review the Supplemental Information of the schools you are applying to in the Dental School Designation section of the AADSAS application.

Check your ADEA AADSAS Application and the ADEA website periodically for any changes that may occur. ADEA AADSAS is not responsible for any deadlines missed or missing information.