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Official ADAT Scores


Official Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) scores are submitted electronically to ADEA PASS directly from the American Dental Association. Paper copies are not accepted.

Official ADAT scores from the American Dental Association can be received by ADEA PASS 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 ADAT scores are attached to your application, they cannot be removed. Your ADAT scores will also remain attached to your application if you re-apply.

Submitting Your Official ADAT Scores to ADEA PASS

  1. Enter your DENTPIN in the Other Information section of the application. Additionally, enter your date of birth in the Biographic Information section. These must be listed for your official scores to be matched to your application.
  2. Go to the American Dental Association site and request your scores be released to ADEA PASS. Check with the American Dental Association about their turnaround and processing times.
  3. After the American Dental Association processing, scores are sent to ADEA PASS 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 ADAT scores in a timely manner. Before contacting ADEA PASS customer service, first confirm if and when the American Dental Association sent your scores to ADEA PASS.

If you confirmed that the American Dental Association sent your scores to ADEA PASS 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
  • Date scores were sent by the American Dental Association

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 ADAT than it does on your ADEA PASS 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.

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