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    MCAT

    The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required for admission to medical school.   
    All MCAT score(s) must be reported directly to TMDSAS by AAMC.  

    The MCAT must be taken between January 2015 and September 2019 to be considered for the 2020 entry year application. 

     

    FAQs 

    How do I release my MCAT scores? 
    Instructions on releasing your scores can be found in the Application Handbook and on the MCAT website.

    What if my planned test dates change? 
    Any change to your planned test dates must be immediately changed on your TMDSAS application in order for the score to be included in your application. See instructions for updating your MCAT test dates in the TMDSAS Application Handbook.

    When should I take my MCAT? 
    We strongly encourage taking the MCAT by May so that your application will be completed and in the applicant pool for the start of the interview season in August. Applicants who wait to take the examination for the first time in July, August or September may find action on their application delayed until late in the admission season. 

    Can I submit my application before I have my test scores? 
    Yes, you may submit your application before your MCAT scores are released. 

    Can I submit my unofficial test scores? 
    No, scores submitted from your personal score report will not be accepted. 

    How long will it take for TMDSAS to receive my test scores? 
    TMDSAS will receive your scores 36 hours  from the time you request the release. 

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    DAT

    The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is required for admission to dental school and must be taken within the last five years. Applicants are required to request that all of their DAT scores be released to each of the dental schools they are applying to, which are then automatically included in your TMDSAS application.   

    A test score from a DAT taken before 2015 will not be considered for the 2020 entry year application.  

     

    FAQs 

    How do I release my DAT scores? 
    Information regarding releasing your DAT score(s) can be obtained from their website 

    What if my planned test dates change? 
    Any change to your planned test dates must be immediately changed in your TMDSAS application in order for the score to be included in your application. See instructions for updating your DAT test date in the TMDSAS Application Handbook.

    Are Canadian DAT scores acceptable? 
    Absolutely! 

    When is too late to take the DAT? 
    It is recommended that you take the DAT in the spring or summer prior to applying, but no later than December 1 of the application cycle. Offers of admission go out on December 1; waiting to take the DAT until that date will delay any consideration for admission until after your test scores are released.  

    Can I submit my application before I have my test scores? 
    Yes, you may submit your application before your DAT scores are released. 

    I've received my unofficial scores, can I update my score on my TMDSAS application? 
    No, scores submitted from your personal unofficial score report will not be accepted. 

    How long will it take for TMDSAS to receive my test scores? 
    TMDSAS will receive your scores 36 hours from the time your official scores are released. 

    When are official DAT scores released? 
    According to the ADA website, official scores are released within 3-4 weeks of your test date. 

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    GRE

    The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for admission to veterinary school. Texas A&M University considers scores on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections. 

    The GRE must be taken between August 1, 2013 and September 30, 2019 to be considered for the 2020 entry year application. 

     FAQs 

    How do I release my GRE scores? 
    Scores must be submitted directly to Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine using the institution code #6812. Additional instructions can be found on the GRE website.

    What if my planned test dates change? 
    Any change to your planned test dates must be immediately changed on your TMDSAS application in order for the score to be included in your application. See instructions for updating your GRE test dates in the TMDSAS Application Handbook.

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