Glossary of Terms
(2009 Application Cycle)
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
AADSAS: Associated American Dental School Applied Service This service is
available to all students applying to 55 dental schools that participate in the application
service. AADSAS simplifies the application process by providing one standardized form,
relieving students of the need to complete multiple applications. Dental schools benefit
by receiving uniform information on all applicants.
ADEA: American Dental Education Association is the leading national organization
for dental education. Our members include all U.S. and Canadian dental
schools, advanced dental education programs, hospital dental education programs,
allied dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students.
ADA: The American Dental Association world’s largest and oldest national dental
association. They are the oral health authority committed to both the public and dental
AADSAS Application: The predoctoral application allows applicants to apply for
entrance into dental school. This application can be designated for multiple dental
designations. The dental school may also request other application. That information is
not affiliated with AADSAS and should be forwarded directly to the school.
AADSAS Account: All information entered by the applicant is saved under the
individuals name and personal log in. Applicants that apply to dental school create an
AADSAS account www.adea.org.
Academic Audit: A report that lists the applicants Biology, Chemistry and Physics
courses, grades and Grade Point Average.
Academic Status: Represents the academic degree obtained. These statuses are
undergraduate, graduate, post undergraduate and professional course of study.
Academic Update: AADSAS provides the opportunity for applicants to update
coursework during the Academic Update period. Approximately 30 days prior to the
Academic Update period, applicants will receive an email message