ADEA AADSAS Application Instructions

Application Fees & Designations

The application fee for ADEA AADSAS depends on the number of dental schools an applicant applies to. The fee is $245 for the first dental school and $93 for each designation. Below is a sample fee table:

One dental school $245
Two dental schools $338
Three dental schools $431

Payment for the ADEA AADSAS application is by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or money order. Applicants who want to apply to additional dental schools after e-submitting can return to their application and add new dental school designations.

Dental School Supplemental Fees

Some dental schools request an additional fee (supplemental) after the completed ADEA AADSAS application. Do not send the supplemental fees to ADEA AADSAS. Supplemental fees should be sent directly to the dental school(s).

Dental School Designations

Dental School Deadlines

The ADEA AADSAS deadline listed for each dental school indicates the date by which the 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. ADEA AADSAS applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the deadline date(s). Please be advised that there may be additional program/school-specific admissions requirements due by the dental school deadline date in order for the application to be considered for admission by that dental school.

After the application has been submitted to ADEA AADSAS and has a “Complete” status, allow four to six weeks for ADEA AADSAS to process the application.

Submitting or Deleting Dental School Designations

ADEA AADSAS does not accept requests to substitute or delete schools after the application has been submitted. Applicants who wish to withdraw an application should contact the dental school directly.

Adding Additional Dental Schools after e–Submission

Applicants can apply to additional schools after e-submitting the ADEA AADSAS application. The fee is $93 for each additional designation.

Dental School Supplemental Materials

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, nor forward the unrelated materials to designated dental schools. Examples of unrelated materials include resumes, photographs, writing samples, certificates and other non-required documents.

Criminal Background Check

ADEA AADSAS provides a service to dental schools that wish to obtain a criminal background check on admitted students through Certiphi Screening. Applicants can view schools that participate in the ADEA criminal background check by visiting the "Dental Schools Designation" section of the application or contacting the dental schools.

Once accepted at a participating dental school, Certiphi® Screening, Inc. will send an email to the applicant‟s preferred email address entered in the ADEA AADSAS application. This email will provide access to a secure online form where the applicant provides basic identifying information and consent for this report to be obtained. Applicants can review the final report prior to its distribution.

  • Applicants will have 10 calendar days from when the report is emailed to review it before it is made available to participating dental schools.
  • Applicants will be provided with an opportunity to contest the accuracy of the contents of the report within 10 calendar days.
  • After 10 calendar days, the report will be made available to the participating dental schools from which the applicant received an acceptance.

Tip: The criminal background report will not be released to any party other than the dental schools requesting it. ADEA AADSAS does not have access to this report.

For more information about Criminal Background Check, contact:
Certiphi® Screening Inc.
Applicants‟ inquiry only:
(800) 803–9582
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET