What does it mean when a program indicates that applications are reviewed on a “rolling basis”?
Programs in which applications are reviewed on a rolling basis consider new applications throughout the cycle as they are completed, instead of waiting to review all applications after the deadline.
Does the ADEA CAAPID application fee include supplemental application fees?
The fee to submit an ADEA CAAPID application stands separate and apart from any supplemental application fee. The
ADEA CAAPID Directory provides program-specific supplemental application information. (That is, some programs may require applicants to submit a supplemental application and pay an additional fee.)
May applicants submit their applications before ADEA CAAPID receives their transcript(s)?
Yes. Once all fields are entered, applicants may submit their applications to ADEA CAAPID at any time. However, applications are not verified until ADEA CAAPID receives all official transcripts and the application fees are paid.
May an application be updated after submission?
The following sections of the application may be updated after submission:
- Name, phone number and email.
- New experiences, achievements and licenses.
- New or in-progress letters of evaluation.
- New standardized test information.
- Additional program designations.
- Optional documents requested in the Program Materials section.
When does the new application cycle start?
The 2021−22 ADEA CAAPID® (ADEA Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists) cycle opened March 4, 2021. First-time applicants and reapplicants can begin or complete their applications.
I started my application early. How do I apply in the new cycle? Do I have to start over?
If you opened an ADEA CAAPID application in the past cycle (any time before Feb. 23, 2021), you will be a reapplicant even if you did not previously submit. The reapplicant process allows documents and information to be transferred to the new cycle. Be sure to use the same email address. Programs will not know if you used the reapplicant feature when completing your application.
I have CE courses and certificates. Where should I add them?
ADEA CAAPID does not have a section to list Continuing Education (CE) courses and certificates. This is intentional, and programs have collectively agreed it is not necessary for the application. If a school would like to view certificates and CE courses, they will ask for that information in the “Program Materials” section or as part of a supplemental application. Experiences, achievements and licenses can be added in the “Supplemental Materials” section.
Which transcripts do I need to send? If my evaluation is old or expired, should I get a new one?
All college, university and graduate school transcripts are required. International transcripts must be evaluated through World Education Services (WES) or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE). Each program lists an evaluation service preference, so visit the ADEA CAAPID Directory to determine if you need a WES, ECE or both. These evaluations can be submitted electronically; U.S. transcripts can be sent to ADEA CAAPID directly from the institution.
If your evaluation is old or expired, check with the programs directly to ask if they will need it updated. ADEA CAAPID will accept all evaluations sent from ECE and WES.
Reapplicants may reuse an ECE or WES evaluation for three cycles. If it is your fourth time applying, you must submit a new ECE or WES.
What is ADEA PASS® (American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service)? Should I apply to ADEA PASS as well as ADEA CAAPID?
ADEA PASS is the centralized application service for advanced dental education programs, or residencies. This includes General Practice Residencies (GPR), Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and the specialties. It is different from ADEA CAAPID, which is the application to advanced standing programs, resulting in a D.D.S. or D.M.D. Do your research about the differences and licensure requirements in your state before applying. While it is possible to complete both applications, it is best to select the best one for your career goals.