Official Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores are submitted electronically to ADEA AADSAS directly from the American Dental Association. Paper copies are not accepted.
If you requested that your DAT scores be sent to a dental school, the scores will also automatically be sent to ADEA AADSAS. If you did not request that your scores be sent to a dental school when you first submitted your DAT application, you can make an additional request on the American Dental Association site.
Official DAT scores from the American Dental Association can be received by ADEA AADSAS at any point during the application cycle, even after your application is submitted; however, some programs may have a deadline by which they want your scores posted. Once your official DAT scores are attached to your application, they cannot be removed. Your DAT scores will also remain attached to your application if you re-apply.
Submitting Your Official DAT Scores to ADEA AADSAS
- Self-report your DAT scores in the Standardized Tests section of the application and include your DENTPIN.
- Go to the American Dental Association site and request your scores be released to ADEA AADSAS. Check with the American Dental Association about their turnaround and processing times.
- After the American Dental Association processing, scores are sent to ADEA AADSAS in batches and then posted to applications every weekday. You can view scores attached to your application in the Standardized Tests section of the Check Status tab.
Missing Test Scores
It is your responsibility to follow up on any missing DAT scores in a timely manner. Before contacting ADEA AADSAS customer service, first confirm if and when the American Dental Association sent your scores to ADEA AADSAS.
If you confirmed that the American Dental Association sent your scores to ADEA AADSAS and your scores are not posted at least three weeks after your test date, contact customer service and provide them with the following details:
- First and last names
- Date of birth
- CAS ID
- Test date
We will use this information to determine if we have received the batch and to locate your scores, if possible. If your scores aren't found, we will contact the American Dental Association to troubleshoot.
Note: if your name or date of birth appears differently on your DAT than it does on your ADEA AADSAS application, your scores will not automatically post to your account. This often happens with applicants with hyphens, apostrophes, etc., in their names. Wait until the American Dental Association processes the scores, then contact customer service so they can manually connect the scores to your application.