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When do schoold begin to review apllications, not when AADSAS begins to accept applications?
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When they recieve everything they need to review it. That means once all transcripts, all DAT scores, your application, your letters, your secondary application, and your secondary fee are in.
 

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Case Nova and Ohio State sent me interview invites in July and early August. Other schools start later though.

I definitely wouldn't bother applying after June in all honesty. Save your money and apply in May of the following year. Of course, there are individuals who get accepted when they apply after June, but I would advise anyone I cared about to apply in May. Again, the best advice I could give anybody is to apply early. (of course your DAT and GPA numbers are important, but you only decrease the odds the longer you wait.)

Poeple will come on here after I have posted this and say apply no later than July. If I had done that, I wouldn't have received the invites when I did, so I wouldn't wait. Remember, AADSAS will most likely lose something of yours, so give yourself as much time as possible Pre-Dents!
 
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Case Nova and Ohio State sent me interview invites in July and early August. Other schools start later though.

I definitely wouldn't bother applying after June in all honesty. Save your money and apply in May of the following year. Of course, there are individuals who get accepted when they apply after June, but I would advise anyone I cared about to apply in May. Again, the best advice I could give anybody is to apply early. (of course your DAT and GPA numbers are important, but you only decrease the odds the longer you wait.)

Poeple will come on here after I have posted this and say apply no later than July. If I had done that, I wouldn't have received the invites when I did, so I wouldn't wait. Remember, AADSAS will most likely lose something of yours, so give yourself as much time as possible Pre-Dents!

what can i say, i'm a procrastinator and that personal statement was a b!tch :cool:
 

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Most schools will begin looking at the applications after the 4th of July weekend. That is the cut off for the previous application cycle.
 

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When they recieve everything they need to review it. That means once all transcripts, all DAT scores, your application, your letters, your secondary application, and your secondary fee are in.

You got to pay fees when you first apply, then you got to fork up more dough? I thought you pay 1 large sum in the beginning and then play the waiting game...:scared:
 

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You got to pay fees when you first apply, then you got to fork up more dough? I thought you pay 1 large sum in the beginning and then play the waiting game...:scared:

Nope, each school has its own secondary fee - some want it immediately when you apply and some ask you not to send it until they contact you.
A LOT of money goes into applying.. it's a bitch!
 

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You got to pay fees when you first apply, then you got to fork up more dough? I thought you pay 1 large sum in the beginning and then play the waiting game...:scared:

A few days after you hit send on AADSAS I would call each school you applied to and ask them if they have a application fee that you need to send. Despite having paid these schools with the AADSAS application some require extra money ($50-$75) just for them to look at your application. What most schools will do is come back after the July 4th weekend and begin going through the applications. If something is missing from the application the file goes back to the bottom of the pile. So if you ever get something in the mail that says you are missing something (DAT scores, money, etc) that means you application was at the top of your pile but wasn't complete so it went to the bottom. Now, if you preemptively call them and find out if there is a required fee you can have you application finished and the first time that it comes up you will be considered. This means that you could be looked at before a lot of other applicants.
 

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A few days after you hit send on AADSAS I would call each school you applied to and ask them if they have a application fee that you need to send. Despite having paid these schools with the AADSAS application some require extra money ($50-$75) just for them to look at your application. What most schools will do is come back after the July 4th weekend and begin going through the applications. If something is missing from the application the file goes back to the bottom of the pile. So if you ever get something in the mail that says you are missing something (DAT scores, money, etc) that means you application was at the top of your pile but wasn't complete so it went to the bottom. Now, if you preemptively call them and find out if there is a required fee you can have you application finished and the first time that it comes up you will be considered. This means that you could be looked at before a lot of other applicants.

Every school has a secondary fee. If you look at the FAQ tab in your AADSAS application toolbar in that section there is something that says "supplemental information" which tells what secondary materials/fees are required and when you should send them.
 

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I wasn't planning on taking the DATs until the end of June/early July. Assuming I have the other parts of my application complete (AADSAS, LORs, secondary applications), will this significantly hold up my application in the reviewing process? How long does it take for your DAT scores to be submitted to the schools you applied to?
 

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I wasn't planning on taking the DATs until the end of June/early July. Assuming I have the other parts of my application complete (AADSAS, LORs, secondary applications), will this significantly hold up my application in the reviewing process? How long does it take for your DAT scores to be submitted to the schools you applied to?

(Although I know others will disagree with me...) Taking the DAT in June or July will NOT hurt your chances, as long as the schools have all other materials. Your DAT scores are available to schools online only a few days after your testing date, and they are mailed to schools about a week (or maybe 2) later. It's really quick and nothing needs to be verified and such, as is the case with your AADSAS app. Good luck!
 

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You will also be safe to take the DAT up to Aug and make sure to FAX your scores the day you take the test to the schools you applied to. Some of them can use this fax and get your application rolling. Others will wait until they get official scores. Either way, August at the latest and fax those scores in.

I just made a timeline:
Dental application timeline
 
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