When will the Academic Update (AU) open?
may update your courses online during the ADEA AADSAS "Academic
Update" window. The Academic Update window will open on August 15 - September 28 and December 3 - February 1. Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent
directly to ADEA AADSAS as soon as they are available.
Can I update
other information during AU besides coursework?
than Academic Update (AU), after the initial submission of your completed ADEA
AADSAS application, you may only make changes to the following items:
- Account Information.
- Contact Information.
- Password (not transmitted to your
designated dental schools).
- Standardized test scores or update
test scores listed as Planned.
- Experiences, Achievements and
Certifications. (Only additions, No deletions.)
- Designate Additional Dental Programs: (No
substitutions or deletions.)
- Planned Coursework(one-time changes
during the Academic Update only).
- New Fall and Spring courses completed (one-time
changes during the Academic Update only).
- Letter of Evaluation Contacts. (You may not delete an
evaluator from your application
once ADEA AADSAS receives the evaluator's reference.)
No other information may be edited. If you wish to update other information, you must send these updates directly to your dental schools.
Am I required to use
ADEA AADSAS recommends, but does not require, applicants with updated grades to participate in Academic Update. However, the dental schools you apply to may require it. Please check with them directly to determine whether or not you are required to use Academic Update. If you fail to enter your updated courses,
your designated programs may not consider your application or may revoke a previous offer of admission.
Can I update courses that
were already reported as completed?
No, courses that were originally reported as completed cannot be modified.
Do I have to send updated
transcripts to my dental schools?
Depending on each program’s admissions policy, you may be required to send updated transcripts directly to each dental school. You should contact the programs directly to determine if this is necessary.
I add more dental school designations to my application after I submit?
Yes. You may add programs to your ADEA AADSAS application at any time until the end of the application cycle as long as their individual deadlines have not passed. Login to your ADEA AADSAS application, go to the “Dental School Designations” section of your application and select “Update Designations” to add your
additional schools. Please note that you must pay the difference in application fees.
How can I
check my admission status?
some programs choose not to use the School Decisions feature or sometimes this
section does not reflect the most updated information, ADEA AADSAS recommends
contacting your designated programs directly for your admission status.
the process for receiving and responding to offers of admission?
schools begin notifying applicants of final admission decisions on December 3
of the academic year prior to the year of matriculation (the year when the
applicant will begin dental school). For more information on the ”Extending
Offers of Admission” process, view the Traffic
will have 30 days to respond to all extended offers of admission made between
December 3 and January 1. Applicants will have 15 days to respond to all
extended offers of admission made between February 1 and May 15. Since some
programs choose not to use the School Decisions tab or sometimes this section
does not reflect the most updated information, ADEA AADSAS recommends
contacting your designated programs directly for your admissions status.
didn’t I receive an email from my dental school?
your designated programs state they will contact you via email but you have not
received any email communications from them, this may mean that your email
service is filtering these emails to your spam folder. To ensure notifications
are received from your programs, designate firstname.lastname@example.org and @sendgrid.me as “safe”
sources on your email contact list. This will avoid your inbox from filtering
important messages from your dental programs as spam.
their admissions portal, your programs may conduct their entire admissions
process, or they may choose to port some or all of your application information
into their own student information database. This is entirely dependent on how
each dental program manages its admissions process. Because of this, it is
highly recommended that you notify your schools directly if any updates or
other information changes need to be made to your application (i.e. contact
information) after your application becomes complete.