1. BodegaCat

    Would research within a course count as research experience?

    In a microbiology course that I've taken, we were given complete freedom in setting up an at-home experiment to investigate fermentation in food. There weren't any instructions, so each student was responsible for choosing the hypothesis, the design, the materials, ensuring safety, collecting...
  2. Ryxndek

    ADEA 2023-2024 Application Questions thread!

    Hello all pre-dents! The ADEA AADSAS app for the 2023-2024 cycle is now open! It would be a good idea to jump in now and start filling it out, answering questions, and uploading transcripts to help speed up the process for when you want to apply! This will save you a few hours, or more, of...
  3. D

    Can I apply now? (first year masters student)

    I'm a first year grad student, started this fall semester (Sept). The dental cycle is opened, and I do not know if I am allowed/can apply now even though my first semester grades will be released in December (after my final exam grades are posted). I also took my DAT last year.
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    Reapplicant-Do we have to re-order new transcripts?

    So I'm re-applying this cycle and idk if we have to order our transcripts again? I graduated back in 2020 so there are no changes related to my grades.
  5. beakdoc

    AADSAS Dental Experience vs Employment

    Hello, I am a 2023 cycle applicant and have worked in dentistry for an extended amount of time. Since almost all my work experience is in the dental field, do I place all of that in the Dental Experience category, Employment category , or do I need to place some in both? Thank you
  6. E

    Dental Hygiene LORs for AADSAS Dental School Application

    Hey everyone, I'm applying to dental school this year, and I'm in a bit of a unique situation with my LORs. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Predental/Dental Hygiene, and I've been working as a dental hygienist for 2 years. I asked two of my professors from my Dental Hygiene program for...
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    Submitting AADSAS Dental School App Without LORs Received?

    Hey everyone! I'm applying to dental school this cycle and my application is almost done - personal statement, official DAT/transcripts, and individual applications are all set! However, I'm still waiting on my LORs to be received. I told my professors/dentists that are writing it to...
  8. A

    Summer Grad Courses GPA AADSAS

    Hello everyone, I have a uncomp. udergrad gpa 2.7, but did a post-bacc retaking my pre-reqs and got a 4.0. It is my first semester in grad school right now doing a masters in medical sciences and im taking 2 class in the A summer term which end next month, and 2 more classes which end in...
  9. T

    How many experiences on AADSAS is too many?

    Hi, Does anyone know how many experiences are too many to put on the AADSAS application? Is it recommended to group all your general dentist shadowing hours together and list the doctors in the description, or to list them all as separate experiences? I also have a question about listing...
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    dental acitivities question

    hi so i have 2 BME projects i did for a class that i want to include in my activities section but im not sure where to place it. 1 was a year long medical device that me and a team made from start to finish and another was a bme related computer program to monitor cavity growth, does anyone know...
  11. 1004jelly

    Supplemental Questions for each dental school

    Hey guys. I will be applying for next application cycle and i don't have lots of time in May/June due to family circumstances (will be working full time 8am-11pm lol..) and was hoping if anyone was willng to share their this application cycle supplemental question for this year and possibly dm...
  12. W

    WAMC - should I apply to more schools?

    Help! Should I apply to more schools? I was hesitant to apply to schools that I would not attend if it was my only acceptance. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? Thank you! PS please be nice on my thread. Date of submission: AADSAS submitted 6/18 Overall GPA: 3.52 DAT score: 24 AA LOR...
  13. P

    DAT Technical Problems: Retake?

    Hello, I just took the DAT today after having it postponed three times! I need some advice. There were some major technical glitches during my test resulting in me losing lots of time and they may let me retake it within a month to replace the scores free of charge. Should I take it again? I...
  14. Habibiz

    "Submit" button greyed out! help!

    Hello guys, I have finished every single section of AADSAS but for some reason, the Submit button is greyed out and can't be clicked! I have tried multiple browsers and computers. I contacted ADEA customer service and they said it's because my FAP fee waiver isn't finalized yet, but I find that...
  15. W

    Submitting AADSAS without DAT Scores

    Hey everyone! I have already submitted my AADSAS app to my (1) state school, and it has been verified. I have yet to take the DAT (set for July 15). Does anyone know which dental schools are reviewing applications without receiving DAT scores first? Besides that, my application is fully...
  16. B

    Is this considered “Other Science” for AADSAS

    Hi I just have a quick question. Would “Wetland Environments” be considered an “other science“ course. It’s in the Department of Geosciences. Based off this list (https://www.adea.org/uploadedFiles/GoDental/The_Application_to_Dental_School_ADEA_AADSAS/ADEAAADSASCourseSubjects2018.pdf) Geology...
  17. D

    How to remove a previously attended college after submitting application

    So for some reason there is a college under my "transcript entry" that I never attended. I don't know how it got there and it's making me worried that it might hinder my application in some way. There doesn't seem to be any way of removing it from my application. I called ADEA and they told me...
  18. T

    Using Interfolio for letters of rec

    I have been collecting my letters of rec on Interfolio and I plan to use that to submit the letters to AADSAS. I know it works by Interfolio generating a unique email address for every writer and you enter that in the place of the person's actual email address. My question is, by doing this...
  19. artist2022

    *~*~* Official 2019-2020 AADSAS Interview/Acceptance/Rejection Thread *~*~*

    Hey guys! The dental application opened on May 14th, 2019, and today (June 4th, 2019) is the first day you can submit! These are exciting times!! 2018-2019 Application Timeline Thread (This was not created for this cycle due to the poll results. Change that by clicking on the link & voting!)...
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  21. D

    Admissions: I am getting married June 2019. How will my name change affect my admission? Help!

    So, I am getting married in June of 2019, and plan on applying to dental schools in July. I plan on taking my fiancé's last name, so I was concerned about how the name change process will affect my admissions. My letters of recommendation have my maiden name, so will admissions be suspicious if...
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  23. darude

    EST or PST for "Check Back on Dec 3"

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew if the AADSAS portal updates with decisions at 12 AM eastern time, or 3 AM eastern time (12 AM Pacific). Thanks and good luck to everyone!
  24. bigboikhoa

    This is really frustrating... (Tufts Supplement Fee)

    I sent my application to Tufts back in July and paid my supplement fee as soon as possible (mid-August). A day later, I got a receipt of my payment, so I assumed everything was good. I believe my status for Tufts stayed at "Under review" for the longest time. However, I received an email from...
  25. K

    Personal Statement tips

    For the personal statement, does anyone know if it would be of value to include an opening paragraph introducing myself at all?
  26. W

    Verification time

    Anyone that has recently got their app verified willing to share their submit date? Looking for an idea of how long the process is taking currently.
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    Anyone that has recently got their app verified willing to share their submit date? Looking for an idea of how long the process is taking currently.
  28. S

    What are my chances?

    Hey guys this is my 2nd cycle applying and just wondering what you think my chances are? Applied around the beginning of July. I retook the DAT June 29th and that was posted to schools around mid-July. oGPA: 3.42 sGPA: 3.15 DAT: AA 20, TS 19, PAT- 19 None 17 or below. I have dental shadowing...
  29. trying2bedentist

    Undelivered AADSAS Application Question

    I made a mistake with my transcript entry. I guess I should've shelled out the $65 and left it to the professionals, oops. I received the notification early yesterday morning (8/25) and corrected the error and resubmitted today. Has anyone had this happen before, and what sort of timeline does...
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  31. Ms.2:30

    Okay....now what, would I seem desperate?

    So my everything is in on AADSAS! Only heard back from NYU stating they got everything. Should I contact schools to make sure they received everything? Should I contact schools that received everything, when people usually expect an interview invitation? This waiting just making me a bit...
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    AADSAS Transcripts and Study Abroad

    I'm curious about everyone else's experiences submitting transcripts when they studied abroad during their undergrad. I've been emailing AADSAS customer service and they seem to be giving me the run around without actually reading or answering my questions. The company through which I studied...
  33. D

    License/certification Question

    Hi all, so I am doing some research on licensing and things to put on my app. I see a lot of programs like x ray technician offering certification and it says nothing about licensing. Under "licenses" on the AADSAS app, do certifications count? Also, are they even a big deal to put on your app...
  34. bigboikhoa

    Application Processed/Verified in 4 days!?!

    Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone went through this similar situation. I submitted my AADSAS on June 17th and I got an email on June 21st, which told me my transcripts were verified. I was confused because I thought the process was supposed to take 3-4 weeks, so I called AADSAS. I asked the...
  35. K


    Hello all, I am reapplying to dental school right now and have a few questions about the AADSAS reapplication cylce. Do they keep my transcripts from last cycle? I graduated a few years back so my transcripts have not changed. Do I need to request them from my schools and pay to have them...
  36. Canavero

    Official DAT scores to AADSAS

    Sorry if this questions seems RADICAL, but I am struggling to find info. So when I applied to take the DAT I selected the "send to all schools" option (At least I think I did). I took my DAT on the 29th of May and since I have uploaded the unofficial scores into my AADSAS application. Here is my...
  37. D

    Question about AADSAS FAP

    So I sent in the paper work for FAP around May 20th or so when they started accepting paper work for assistance. The Program Instruction I downloaded says it takes 4-5 business days to process the work for approval or denial. Did they start processing on May as they receive paperwork or on June...
  38. Y

    UMKC Prerequisite Section on AADSAS

    To anyone who has filled out the UMKC Prerequisite courses on the AADSAS app, what did you guys do when they asked for each class and lab separately if you had courses that had lab joined with them? For example, they're asking for Anatomy, then Anatomy Lab separately. I took Anatomy w/ Lab...
  39. Y

    Review & Finalize My Transcripts

    I already reviewed and finalized, but then realized I did have a W freshman year and took the same class second semester BUT I didn't mark that down as a retake. Is that considered a retake? Is that something I can request to edit because it's not letting me open that section again!!! Any help...
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    Hey guys! I'm currently filling out the AADSAS and I had a question on the Experiences section. I have been in a few organizations where I was a regular member, and then took on leadership roles in those organizations. Should I specifically only highlight the times when I held leadership...