the name, location, dates of attendance and graduation, and type of degree
earned or in-progress. Send in all official U.S. and Canadian Transcripts.
Applicants should enter each school attended only once.
are required to report all postsecondary institutions attended, including but
not limited to: Courses taken in high school; summer courses; community college
courses; military institutions; postbaccalaureate, graduate and doctoral work;
study abroad and foreign work. Report each institution once, regardless of the
number of degrees earned or gaps in the dates of attendance.
adding a college, type the beginning of the name in the box so that several
options display. If the name is not immediately available, try different
spellings or punctuation (i.e. Saint James or St. James). If the name is still
not available, check with the institution to see if it has had a name change.
If all options have been exhausted and it does not appear, select “Non-Listed”
from the list.
the degree type earned or in-progress. Multiple degrees may be added by
selecting “Add Another Degree.” Enter the in-progress or most recent degree
first. Include the degree type, the date earned or expected graduation, and the
major and minor.
the term system used (semester, quarter or trimester). Transcripts specify the
term type on the back of the page; term type refers to the type of hours the
credits are worth.
the dates of first attendance and the final term, unless the coursework is
still in-progress. When all of the required information has been completed,
click “Save this College” to complete this section. When complete, a Transcript
Request Form will be generated.
all the steps for each institution attended. Applicants are required to report
every U.S. and Canadian postsecondary institution from which credit has been
received, regardless of whether or not the work is relevant to the pursuit of a
dental education. This includes but is not limited to: Schools which granted
credit while the applicant was a high school student; schools whose credits
transferred to a primary university; doctorate classes, summer classes,
community college classes or technical/vocational classes; military; massage and/or
alternative medicine classes, etc. If the applicant attended schools within a
college consortium, each school must be reported separately.
Study Abroad and Overseas U.S. Institutions
1. If coursework was completed
at a U.S. institution overseas (i.e. American University Beirut or Carnegie
Mellon University in Qatar), report the institution from the dropdown list and
proceed to enter in all related information, including coursework in the Transcript
Entry section. In Transcript Review, mark the courses as study abroad.
2. If coursework was completed
using another school’s program to study abroad, i.e. Semester at Sea
(University of Virginia), SIT, or a CEA Global Campus Network (University of
New Haven), report the U.S. school whose program was used and proceed to enter
in all related information, including coursework in the Transcript Entry
section. In Transcript Review, mark the courses as study abroad.
3. If coursework was completed
via a study abroad company such as IES, ISA, CIEE, or DIS, directly via the
undergraduate institution, or by any other method proceed with the options
- If your FULL CREDITS AND GRADES for these courses appear on your
undergraduate transcript, then you should list these courses
normally with the rest of your undergraduate work. During the transcript review
process, you would mark these courses as “Study Abroad.” No additional
documentation is necessary. Do NOT report your study abroad school as a foreign
institution. Acceptable grades include A-F, Credit, Pass, etc. “TR” for
“transfer” is NOT an acceptable grade, nor are credits and grades which do not
match those on the rest of your undergrad transcript (i.e. the grades are not
U.S. grades). If your courses have grades of TR, or are recorded in foreign
grades, please use the second option below.
- If your CREDITS AND/OR GRADES for these courses DO NOT APPEAR on your
undergraduate transcript, you should report that you attended a
foreign institution. You do not need to list your courses under the foreign
school, as ADEA AADSAS does not allow foreign coursework to be recorded. DO NOT SEND ANY DOCUMENTATION UNLESS AN EVALUATION IS REQUIRED BY
YOUR DENTAL SCHOOL. Please check with your Dental School to
determine if they will require a foreign evaluation.
U.S. and Canadian Transcripts
U.S. and Canadian transcripts are required to be sent to ADEA AADSAS. The
application cannot be processed without official transcripts sent directly to:
AADSAS Transcript Processing Department
original, official transcripts will be accepted. To send a transcript:
1. List all schools in “Colleges
2. Download the “Transcript
Request Form” for each college and provide it to the college registrar who
will, in turn, attach to the official transcript. While transcripts can be sent
directly to ADEA AADSAS from the college registrar without the Transcript
Request Form, asking the registrar to submit with a personalized Transcript
Request Form will expedite the process. If sent in without the form, request
that the ADEA AADSAS identification number is included somewhere on the
transcript or accompanying document.
3. Request all transcripts from
all U.S. and English speaking Canadian colleges attended to be sent to ADEA
4. Monitor the application to
ensure the transcript is received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to
monitor their application for transcript receipt, even after the application is
submitted. ADEA AADSAS will not notify applicants concerning missing
transcripts. If it has been longer than
10 business days since the transcript was mailed and it has not been posted,
the materials should be resubmitted. The status of all transcripts can be
viewed in the “Check Status” tab at the top of the application home screen.