Well, InfoSource is up and running. The information on it is limited (schools will update it every Friday at noon), however this looks like it will be a very cool tool for those applying to dental school in future years!
I'm not sure if its posted somewhere else around here, but it took me awhile to find infosource. The address is http://infosource.adea.org . I'm not exactly sure what "generated mailing" means... although the date for all of my schools is 9/11/02. I havent received anything from dental schools yet, so maybe when they mail me things those dates will change. I think this infosource webpage is a great idea, and it will save alot of stress and anxious phone calls if it works well.
"Generated mailing" is the date of the batch which you are in. The very first possible generated mailing date is June 24. Just because your generated mailing date is in September, doesn't necessarily mean that the stuff has actually been mailed out. It just means that the stuff for that batch was collected, but most importantly, that AADSAS printed out your application on that date. It typically takes one month from the "generated mailing" date for the schools to receive your application.
The status probably won't change until Friday at noon, and then most of the schools should update their databases to show the specific applicant status. I'm an early applicant and have had several interviews, yet my InfoSource shows nothing different than anybody elses at this point.
Keep in mind that this year is a beta test year, so not all schools will be participating in the program.
How do I know all of this information? My school has been responsible for alpha testing the program this year.