NEW! 2023–24 ADEA AADSAS Application Cycle Updates

The 2023-24 ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application will open on May 9 and submissions will open on May 30.

Applicants can use the extra weeks to begin completing, reviewing and strengthening the application before submitting in the last week of May.

ADEA AADSAS Application Updates

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

In the 2023-24 cycle, here are the changes applicants can expect to see:

  • ADEA AADSAS Application
    • In Progress: Applicants with an application status of “In progress” can now update their experiences after submission.
    • Application Initialization: Added a question about the applicant’s current location.
    • Citizenship Information: Added a Canadian Residency Information section to collect legal province of residence information.
    • High School Attended: Applicants can search for their high school in a pull-down list instead of typing the name of your school.
    • Preferred Name: Added a Preferred Name question.
    • Phonetic Name: Added a phonetic name question to assist admissions staff to pronounce applicants’ names correctly.
  • Fees - Application fees 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