Hopefully, this year new applicants will check this out before reposting redundant questions. If anyone experienced with the application process has anymore insightful information for new applicants, they should post it here and hopefully it won't be overlooked and the same questions asked (over and over again). For example: Verified vs Submitted: The date you submitted your application online (i.e. the date your application is available to other schools online) is NOT the date your GPA is verified. The date your GPA is verified is the final step before your application begins processing for mailouts. This also means if you delay sending your transcripts from your school(s), it doesn't matter when you submitted your application. As other posts have mentioned, if you do not know the date you GPA was verified, call them and ask. It is not located anywhere on the AADSAS application. The transcript received date is just that, the date they received your transcripts but it is NOT the date your GPA was verified. Supplemental materials: There is a tab when you are on the AADSAS website under Instructions, Dental School Supplemental Information, where it will tell you the supplemental information to send, where to send it, and when to send it. If the information for the school to which you are applying says to wait until an admissions officer contacts you, then wait! If it says to send stuff at the same time as your e-submission to AADSAS then you should do so. LORs: Missing LORs do NOT hold up mailing of your application from AADSAS to different schools. AADSAS will mail the missing LORs when they receive them. Only the schools themselves won't consider your application complete until they receive all of them. AADSAS 2008 has implemented a new Letter of Evaluation (LOE) process that provides the option for each individual to submit a Letter of Evaluation as either an online electronic document or as a paper letter that is mailed to AADSAS. Applicants may submit a maximum of four individual Letters of Evaluation or one Committee Letter/Report plus the option of one additional individual Letter of Evaluation. DAT: If you list on your AADSAS application that you are writing a future DAT, the schools won't review your application or consider your application complete until they receive your latest scores. This means your application from AADSAS will still occur, the hold up will be at the schools. Lateness for applying: There really is no guidelines for when it is too late to apply. Every year is different. It is also dependent of many factors. For example, if you have good DAT and good GPA including dental experience/shadowing hours you could apply in August (or later) and still get in. Just keep in mind Dec. 1st is the day dental schools notify for first round admissions. If you are late, this only means you will be considered for rolling admissions. From AADSAS: Do not wait to the last minute to submit your AADSAS application! You are strongly encouraged to submit your AADSAS application at least four weeks prior to the earliest application among your designated schools. Many dental schools begin interviewing candidates in August and September. December 1 is the date that dental schools begin extending offers of admission. Applications received early have a much better chance of being seriously considered. Dental school Application deadlines: There is a tab when you are on the AADSAS website under Instructions, Dental School Supplemental Information. Under the specific school is the dealine for applying to the school. From AADSAS: The AADSAS deadline date indicates the date by which your application must be received by AADSAS. Dental schools will consider applicants whose AADSAS application, fee payment and official transcripts are received at AADSAS by the stated deadline. Your AADSAS application must be completed by 11:59 pm eastern time. After you e-submit your application and your official transcripts are received, allow 4-8 weeks for AADSAS to process your application. Deadline dates are not extended if they fall on a weekend or holiday Adding Additional Schools after e-Submission: From AADSAS: To apply to additional schools after you have submitted your AADSAS application, log on to your application, go to "Dental School Designations" and select additional schools. The processing fee for additional designations is $75 for the first school and $70 for each additional school to which you are applying. You cannot apply to a school after its deadline date has expired. Do not create a new AADSAS application to apply to additional dental schools! Dental school rankings/stats: There is no official dental school rankings for best dental schools. For admission statistics, go to: www.predents.com The AADSAS link for this year is: https://portal.aadsasweb.org/ ADEA (AADSAS) Customer Service is available at 800-353-2237, 202-289-7201 or by email at: [email protected] Customer Service Representatives are available to speak with you from 9 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Time). Lastly, there is a search feature on SDN which allows you to search for answers to a question which may have been posted previously similar (the same) as yours. Good luck this cycle!