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American Dental Education Association


Required entrance exam:  DAT, 90 days between repeat exams

Common electronic application: AADSAS

Application launch date:  early June, submission available immediately

AADSAS application details:

  • Personal statement length: 4500 characters (including spaces)
  • Experiential descriptions:  175 characters each (including spaces)

Application overview:

  • Primary application entails:
    • Completed application
    • DAT scores
    • Official transcripts
    • Personal statement
    • Resume of acctivities and accomplishments
    • Application fee
  • Supplemental application entails:
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Additional essays/questions
    • Application fee

*If you are utilizing a Committee Letter of Recommendation from the Health Professions Advising office (highly recommended) all letters of recommendation are electronically submitted to the schools you apply to as a committee packet. This is done by the HPA office. Make sure the HPA email address ( is listed correctly on the application.

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School Info:

ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools