As we fill out the primary applications and pay the exorbitant fees we are told that it will take 4-6 weeks to get our GPA verified, and our transcripts updated, etc, etc. This is substandard service for 100 dollars per application. Why am I paying you $100 when I am doing the DATA entry and typing out my transcripts? Why do I need to check the portal every day hoping that someone will mail my applications out. 4 weeks have passed and it still says "Not Sent." The ADEA claims to be a non profit. All non profits have to make their financials public. See attached financial document from 2014 showing the salaries and income that ADEA made. Yes, $23,000,000. Yes thats 23 MILLION. ADEA has made over 100,000,000. Yes one hundred million in last 5 years! Look how much the CEO RICHARD W VALACHOVIC DMD MPH makes. Yes he earns over $530,000 a year off of your application fees! Why practice dentistry when you can have a monopoly and rip off aspiring dentists! ABIGAIL W GORMAN MBA made $266,000 a year. The list goes on. Feel free to look at the PDF. I am typing this out so that Mr. Valachovic will have some class and take OUR $23,000,000 and improve the Dental School Application System. By the way, they also get federal grants... so our tax dolls are lining their pockets too. $17,000,000 off of application fees in 2014. sees the attached PDF for your crying pleasure. There should not be secondaries asking the same questions provided in the primary. That is waste of time for everyone involved. There should not be a 4-6 week delay for any verification. Take that $23,000,000 and hire more people. SIMPLE! Use the ADEA for what it was intended. Mrs. Abigail, please become a Liaison between dental schools so the prerequisites for all the schools are the same, the letters of recommendations (3 science, one committee, etc, is all the same). People have jobs, kids, and are doing volunteering all to get into dental school. Make the processes simpler. Introduce a practical exam, chalk carving, something. Do you know how many first year dental students drop out because they hate the idea of working with their hands, or touching people, or have the dexterity of my 90 year old grandma! The DAT is the single worst predicator of dental school prediction. (but that's a whole another rant). Why don't you have a REAL SURVEY at the conclusion of the website and take our feedback to improve the system? Why is there not a text alert system? Surely with $23,000,000 you can make a better dental school application portal that sends text alerts so working students do not need to log in every day. THE ADEA has created a monopoly that does not act nor serve as a non profit. It is a FOR PROFIT company looting students. If you want more info you can send me a secondary application with your blood results and a cashier's check for $85.00 (come on who asks for a cashier's check anymore... Damn Pittsburg University still does!) what a joke.