If you are applying to dental schools in summer 2024 for matriculation in fall 2025, then you need to begin to prepare this spring. Students applying to Texas schools through TMDSAS should be aware of differences in timelines. Please bookmark this page now and refer to it throughout the application process; this should be your first source when you have questions. If you are an alum who needs their NetID extended to view Box documents, please complete the Qualtrics Survey using a non Duke email to request sponsorship. Please review the action items and guidance below for each time period of your cycle. We encourage you to review the entire page before we start your cycle to have an idea of what to expect. Here is a brief guide:

The Application to Dental School: ADEA AADSAS

Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service: TMDSAS



The following outlines the action items you must complete to be eligible for a Duke HPA committee letter for the 2025M cycle.

  • Be enrolled or have completed an undergraduate degree in Trinity or Pratt in the class years 2025-2022.
  • The deadline to declare your intent was April 1, 2024, if you are a first time applicant.  Please contact Brittany Morhac at brittany.morhac@duke.edu after that date.
  • Declare your intent to apply by April 15, 2024, if you are a reapplicant.
  • Email completed 2025M Dental Essays to Dr. Keels no later than May 15, 2024.
  • Have submitted application(s) to the application service by June 30, 2024.
  • Upload verified materials once verified by the application system(s) you are applying with.  If you are applying to multiple systems you will need to make a request for each system.  The deadline to upload verified materials is July 15, 2024.
    • AADSAS requests require a PDF of one of your verified applications.
    • TMDSAS requests require a PDF of your application for one school and a PDF of the email from TMDSAS stating your application has been sent to schools.
  • Monitor and respond to all emails from Duke HPA team members.
  • Talk to your recommenders early, at least six weeks before the application opens (mid-May, 2024). To determine who should write your letters, look at the web pages for the schools you are applying to because it varies. Provide the materials your recommenders may need (resume, cover letter, draft of personal statement, outline, etc.) and let them know that they will need to upload their letters directly to AADSAS.
  • If you are requesting a committee letter you will need to email your completed Predental Essay Questions (see below) and a photograph to Dr. Keels at keels001@duke.edu no later than May 15, 2024.  Please put “Request to set up an interview” as the subject to the email. Dr. Keels will then set up an interview with you.
  • If you want a letter of recommendation from Dr. Keels instead of a committee letter please email her directly and provide a resume at keels001@duke.edu. Please put “Request for individual letter of recommendation” as the subject to the email.
  • Complete the DAT by May 2024.
  • Begin your AADSAS application when it becomes available on May 14, 2024. If you are applying to Texas state schools, also begin your Texas application (TMDSAS) when it opens around May 1.
  • If you are not asking to receive a committee letter or adding an additional individual letter of recommendation, then enter individual writers contact information.
  • If you are asking for a Committee Letter, use the following information for AADSAS/TMDSAS: 

Committee Member Names: Brittany Morhac (Primary Name)
Occupation: Advisor
Professional Title: Associate Director
Organization: Duke University Office of Health Professions Advising
Email: prehealth@duke.edu
Telephone: (919) 684-6221

  • Send Dr. Keels your AADSAS/TMDSAS number(s) for your Committee Letter. 
  • Have a transcript sent to AADSAS/TMDSAS with final spring grades.
  • Submit your AADSAS application as early as you can, so you will be considered in the first cycle. AADSAS cycle opens for submission in late May 2024.
  • Submit your application when the system opens on June 4, 2024.
  • To have the HPA Office release your committee letter: After your spring grades have been released by Duke and your submitted application has been verified by the application service, upload a PDF copy of your verified application(s). The HPA Office will then upload your committee letter to AADSAS and/or TMDSAS. The latest you can request the release of your committee letter is July 15, 2024.  
  • Individual letters of recommendation should be uploaded by your letter writers directly to AADSAS.

Complete secondary applications.

  • Interview (we will do a mock interview with you if you’d like; schedule when you have an interview date set).
  • Update your application if appropriate.
  • First acceptances are released on December 13, 2024; acceptances by schools not doing a rolling admission will be released in March and April. By April 1, you should be holding only one seat in a dental school. In April, AADSAS will release information to dental schools if you are holding more than one seat and an offer to you could be rescinded.