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 California State University, Fullerton

Dentistry: AADSAS

**Disclaimer: CSU Fullerton does not have a Dental Program. This page serves as a resource for students.**

Before you Begin

  • The AADSAS application will be available for viewing on or around May 15, 2013.
  • The 2013 ADEA AADSAS application launched on June 4, 2012, so a similar timeframe can be expected for the 2014 application.
  • Do not submit materials previous to the launch date, because they will not be received.
  • Deadlines vary, so please consult individual schools to obtain specific deadlines.
  • The first step in submitting an application is to create a User Name and Password by registering for a DENTPIN®.

Fee Assistance Program (FAP)

The FAP was created for dental school applicants who demonstrate an extreme need for financial assistance. Eligibility for FAP is determined by reviewing the financial resources of the applicant, spouse, and parent/guardian of the applicant.

It is important that you read all FAP policies and instructions carefully before completing an FAP application.

Please refer to the ADAE website to learn more about the FAP program and apply.

Please note, do not submit your ADEA AADSAS application before receiving word as to your status, as you will automatically be denied for the program.

Transcripts and Coursework

List all undergraduate, graduate and professional institutions you have attended, or plan to attend, through the completion of Summer 2013. Enter all colleges and universities you attended even if the courses are not required for admission to dental school, or if they transferred to another institution. Include non-degree programs.

ADEA AADSAS requires a separate official transcript from each U.S. and Canadian institution attended, including branch campuses if they issue transcripts separately from the parent university. All transcripts must arrive at the ADEA AADSAS Transcript Processing Department by the application deadline dates of your designated schools.

Report ALL coursework completed at U.S., U.S. overseas, and Canadian institutions exactly as it appears on your transcript(s). This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Courses that have been repeated. Original and repeated grades from repeated courses are used in calculating the ADEA AADSAS GPA, even if this is not the policy of your college/university.
  • Courses that you failed, regardless of whether they have been repeated.
  • Courses you took in high school for college credit that appear on a college transcript. Do not send high school transcripts to ADEA AADSAS.
  • Courses taken for credit at American colleges overseas (i.e. Study Abroad)

You will not be able to revise this section after e-submitting your ADEA AADSAS application, so be careful when submitting transcripts and coursework. However, you will be able to add newly completed courses during the Academic Update period.

Letters of Evaluation

For individuals who didn't apply for a committee letter, you are able to submit up to four letters of recommendation in your packet that the office forwards to AADSAS. Please only list, Dr. Goode, as the individual who will be submitting your letter packet.

For those who receiving a committee letter:

  • The Health Professions Advising office compiles the committee packet and uploads it to AADSAS. Please email for further details on how to proceed with this portion of your application.


Essay/Personal Statement

According to the AADSAS website, the personal essay provides an opportunity for you to explain why you desire to pursue dental education. The Admissions Committee members who read your essay are looking for individuals who are motivated, academically prepared, articulate, socially conscious, and knowledgeable about the profession. Write about your experiences and any qualities that will make you stand out. The essay should be 4500 characters in length (including spaces).

Dr. Goode is available to review personal statements if you desire her input on it. If you would like to do this please schedule a 40 minute personal statement review appointment with her online.

The Writing Center in the Pollack Library is also another wonderful resource to aid students in composing and editing their personal statements. The Career Center can provide you with an additional review of your personal statement by their professionally trained counselors. Only current CSUF students are able to utilize the assistance of the Writing Center. A current or recent alumni (less than one year since graduation) can utilize the experiences counselors of the Career Center.

Submitting Application

After successfully filling out all of the required fields and attaching necessary documents, you will be able to submit your application online. Allow 4-6 weeks for application processing. Your application will be considered complete and eligible for processing once the following are received:

  • Complete ADEA AADSAS application, submitted online
  • One official transcript from every college and university attended, mailed directly to ADEA AADSAS from the institution's registrar's office.
  • Application fee payment, credit card via online application, check, or money order.


Please note that the University of Mississippi do not participate with the AADSAS application service. Please visit their  website to learn more about their specific application cycle.

Monitoring the Status of Your Application

You can check the status of many items in your application, including the date(s) that transcript(s) and letters of evaluation are received by ADEA AADSAS, when your transcripts have been verified and GPAs have been computed, and when your application information has been sent to dental schools both electronically and in printed form.

The AADSAS website has many resources posted for its users. Please take a moment to explore the site to become familiar to the application process. Please click here to be linked to the site.


Additionally, students can call 617.612.2045 and speak to an AADSAS representative about specific questions pertaining to their applications. We strongly encourage you to always remain polite and professional when speaking to any member of AADSAS (and HPAO) staff.


Information provided in this document was retrieved from the American Dental Education Association on April 4, 2013.