Letters of evaluation

Letters of evaluation are a required portion of the ADEA AADSAS® application. ADEA AADSAS allows you to submit up to four letters. Individual dental schools also occasionally ask for additional letters of evaluation separate from the ADEA AADSAS application.

Undergraduate institutions have different systems for completing letters of evaluation for students applying to dental school. It is important that you find out as early as possible what system your school uses so you can start forming strong relationships with potential evaluators early in your undergraduate career.  


You can enter information for a maximum of four evaluations.

You can submit:

  • Up to four individual evaluations; or
  • One committee letter/packet and up to three individual evaluations. A committee letter can either be one letter that is collaboratively written by a group of people or a collection of letters submitted on behalf of an institution or office.

If you want to submit a committee letter as part of your application, you can do so by entering the committee chair (or their alternate) as the evaluator. The committee chair must then complete the ratings section and upload the letter(s) via Liaison Letters.

If you want to submit more, send those additional evaluations directly to your programs.