ADEA DHCAS® Application Instructions

Creating An Account

Account Basics

When creating an account, consider the following:

  • Create only one account per application cycle to avoid processing delays and difficulties.  Duplicate accounts and any documents associated with those accounts are deleted. See below for information for the difference between new account and reapplicant processes.
  • For your own security, do not share your password or account information with anyone.
  • Usernames and passwords are case-sensitive.

New Applicants

Applicants applying to ADEA DHCAS for the first time should click on the “Create New Account” button.  Applicants will be asked to provide basic information including name, contact information, and account information, as well as agreeing to the ADEA DHCAS Terms and Conditions. Applicants must select at least one program to continue to the application; programs may be added or removed prior to submission.


Applicants Who Previously Applied to ADEA DHCAS

Applicants who applied to ADEA DHCAS in the previous application cycle and are re-applying for the current admissions cycle are eligible to have some of their application information carried forward.

To apply as a re-applicant to ADEA DHCAS:

  • Do not create a new account. Review profile information.
  • Enter in the e-mail address and password for the account used in the most recent application cycle.
  • When prompted, select between beginning a new application or carrying forward information provided in the previous cycle. The decision to copy application data cannot be changed once selected. If applicant chooses to proceed with a new application, data from previous application cycle will be removed and the applicant will have to proceed with a blank application.
  • If opting to bring information forward, select which pieces of information to carry forward.  Note that unselected items will not carry over and cannot be recovered.
  • Application sections that can be carried forward include data entered in the Personal Information section, all Academic History information including previously entered coursework and any transcripts received, and data entered in the Supporting Information section.  Letters of evaluation, essays, payments, and program specific information cannot be copied into a new application. Applicant can update coursework information to reflect courses taken or degrees obtained since the previous cycle.
  • A review of all information being carried forward is required, and updates to this information are allowed. It can take up to 24 hours for the copying process to be completed and applicants will receive a message once the process is complete.