NEW! 2020–21 ADEA AADSAS Application Cycle Updates


The 2020-21 ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application opened on May 12 and submissions will open on June 16.

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 2020-21 cycle, here are the changes applicants can expect to see:

  • Fee Assistance Program (FAP)We’ve gone paperless! New for the 2020-21 application cycle, the ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) goes paperless! Applicants requesting fee assistance are required to submit their requests and supporting documents electronically. All decisions regarding approval or denial of fee assistance for the 2020-21 ADEA AADSAS application will be provided on or after June 16.


  • Program Selection – Applicants can add programs to their application at any point in the application process. Previously, a program was required to be selected before the application could be completed.


  • Fees – Application fees for the 2020-21 cycle are $259 for the first designation and $112 for each additional designation.


  • New Data – A new experience type, Dental Shadowing, and new question about an applicants status as a first generation college student has been added.