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ADEA CAAPID Quick Start Guide and FAQs

What is ADEA CAAPID? 

The Centralized Application Service (ADEA CAAPID) simplifies the process of applying to dental programs. You start by selecting the programs you wish to apply to, then you submit one application that includes all necessary materials. Once received by ADEA CAAPID, your application and materials go through a verification process before being transmitted to all of your selected programs. Click here to start your application.

How long does the application process take? 

It's important you apply as early as possible since completing your application can be a lengthy process, and since application processing times vary throughout the cycle. Below is a suggested timeline that includes key actions to keep the application process on track. This timeline may need to be adjusted based on your programs' deadlines and requirements. 

Timeline

Key Actions

Prior to the Start of the Application Process

  1. Research programs you wish to apply to. Pay special attention to:
    • Cycle dates and deadline requirements. 
    • Application fees.
    • Evaluation requirements. 
    • Minimum requirements, including prerequisites, standardized test scores, supplemental applications, foreign evaluations, etc. 
  2. Begin contacting potential evaluators to confirm their participation. 
  3. Begin drafting your personal statement.
  4. Review the instructions in this Help Center. 

At Least 3 Months Prior to Deadline

  1. Create your account
  2. Complete the Colleges Attended section. 
  3. Complete the Evaluations section. 

At Least 10-12 Weeks Prior to Deadline

  1. Ask your schools to send official transcripts directly to ADEA CAAPID. If there are any holds on your account at a school, resolve them now to avoid delays in sending transcripts.
  2. Check in with your evaluators to confirm that they received the evaluation request via email.

At Least 6-8 Weeks Prior to Deadline

Complete and submit your application. Monitor your application for receipt of transcripts and letters of evaluation and follow up on any missing items.

At Least 4-6 Weeks Prior to Deadline

Continue monitoring your application until your status is Complete.

After Deadline

Download a copy of your application for your records.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Transcripts, Evaluations, and Tests Programs and Statuses Fees and Payments
Do I need to send transcripts?

Yes, you must submit official transcripts to ADEA CAAPID. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines on each type of transcript.

 

Where do I find the Transcript Request Form?

The Transcript Request Form is found in the Colleges Attended section, after you submit a college or university entry.

 

How do I submit international transcript evaluations?

You must submit an electronic course-by-course transcription evaluation of the dental degree from either Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).

International transcript evaluations may be requested directly within the ADEA CAAPID application. Add the dental school you attended in the Colleges Attended section and click the Order WES Evaluation or Order ECE Evaluation buttons under the name of school entered. See Foreign and French Canadian Transcripts for more information 

 

How will I know my ECE or WES transcripts were received?

You can monitor the status of all documents in the Check Status section of the application. 

 

How do I remove a program?

Your application must always have at least one program selected. To remove a program, first navigate to the Add Programs tab and select the desired program(s). Then navigate to the Submit Application tab and remove the undesired program(s).

 

Can I apply to more programs after I submit my application?

Yes, if the program's deadline date has not yet passed and the application cycle is open.

 

Should I submit my application if I'm still waiting on transcripts, evaluations, and/or official test scores?

Yes. You can submit your application before your transcripts, evaluations, and/or official test scores are received by ADEA CAAPID.

 

Will ADEA CAAPID update me on the status of my application?

Your application status for each program is listed in the Check Status section of the application. ADEA CAAPID will notify you when official transcripts and Evaluations are received, and when your application is verified.

 

When will I learn about admissions decisions? Did I get in!?

You must reach out to your program(s) to learn about a school's admissions decisions.

 

Is there any other way to pay other than by credit card?

We currently only accept payments by credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

 

I want a refund. What do I need to do?

Refunds are typically not given for any reason. Review Refunding/Withdrawing Your ADEA CAAPID Application for more information.

 

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