Advice from admissions officers

Decision Day 2020: What Can I Expect on Dec. 15?

Posted by B. Lamont Lowery, M.A. on November 19, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, ADEA and the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) Advisory Group have decided to extend the 2020-21 cycle acceptance notification date from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15. Similarly, all applicant response deadlines will be extended by two weeks.

“When extending offers, most schools will call you and send you an official letter in the mail, in addition to sending a standard email with your status change through WebAdMit,” says B. Lamont Lowery, Assistant Dean of Student Recruitment and Engagement for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. Read on to learn what additional guidance Mr. Lowery has regarding what applicants can expect on Dec. 15 and how to move forward.

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Best Interview Questions by Predental Students

Posted by ADEA on October 16, 2019
Best Interview Questions by Predental Students To help prepare for interview day, here is a list of the best questions asked by previous applicants, reported by dental school admissions officers. Make sure to be prepared with a ... See More

ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event Encourages Attendees to Pursue a Future in Dentistry

Posted by ADEA on March 29, 2019
An overflow crowd marked the beginning of the successful 2019 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event in Chicago. Nearly 700 aspiring dental school students received tips on application and interview best practices, along with words of encouragement from ADEA leadership. Attendees were welcomed with remarks about the importance of dentistry as part of care for the whole human being. ... See More

Tips for Responsible Social Media Use

Posted by Emil Chuck, Ph.D. on September 25, 2018
Social media is often viewed as a blessing and a curse. Thoughts, photos and videos are shared instantly and widely— friends, family and complete strangers receive posts within seconds. In recent news, we’ve discovered lingering or residual effects in which ... See More

Boost Your ADEA AADSAS Application With A Resume

Posted by Corky Cacas on June 18, 2018
As someone who has read over 35,000 applications in my more than over 20 years as an admissions officer, the Experiences and Achievements section of the application doesn’t receive enough attention from applicants. And I get it After zeroing ... See More

Celebrate 45 Years of ADEA AADSAS With a Brief History

Posted by ADEA on May 23, 2017
This year is the 45th anniversary of the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®). As you may already know, ADEA AADSAS simplifies the application process, allowing you to save time and energy by completing just one application. ... See More