NEW! 2022–23 ADEA AADSAS Application Cycle Updates

The 2022-23 ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application will open on May 10 and submissions will open on June 1.

Applicants can use the extra weeks to begin completing, reviewing and strengthening the application before submitting in June.

ADEA AADSAS Application Updates

Each year, ADEA AADSAS participating dental schools agree to make modifications to the process and application.

In the 2022-23 cycle, here are the changes applicants can expect to see: 

    • Ban the Box: Removed the felony and misdemeanor questions from the 2022-23 application for all ADEA DEP CASs. Programs will be prohibited from requesting this information in the Program Materials section in the application.
    • DENTPIN: Provided clearer instructions to eliminate applicants entering the incorrect number.

  • ADEA AADSAS Application
    • School Accreditation Status: Added a question that will provide applicant’s colleges/universities attended accreditation status.
    • Relatives in Dentistry: Added Niece and Nephew as a selection to the drop-down list in the application.
    • Program Plans: Added this question in the application to allow applicants to select the year they plan to apply to dental school.
    • Kansas City University College of Dentistry will join the 2022-23 ADEA AADSAS application cycle.

  • Fees - Application fees for the 2022-23 cycle are $264 for the first designation and $115 for each additional designation.

As you are at home practicing social distancing, put your best (virtual) foot forward with these steps:

  • Review your resume to ensure all experiences are included
  • Write a strong essay about why you are choosing this profession
  • Connect with faculty and advisors who will become your evaluators. Ask if their processes for writing evaluations have changed.
  • Gather materials to submit for the ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program, if eligible. Updates will be made available in the Help Center