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  • The Guidelines for Applying through TMDSAS

    Who is TMDSAS? 

    The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) is the centralized application processing service for applicants to the first-year entering classes at all of the public medical, dental, and veterinary schools in the State of Texas. 

    What does TMDSAS do? 

    TMDSAS simplifies the application process for both the applicants and the participating schools. We provide one standardized application, relieving students of the need to complete a separate application for each of the participating schools.

    Who should apply using the TMDSAS application? 

    An applicant must apply through TMDSAS to be eligible for acceptance into participating medical, dental, or veterinary schools. Exceptions to this policy are as follows: 

    • Participating dental schools may also accept applications from non-Texas residents through the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). All Texas resident applicants must apply through TMDSAS. 
    • UT Southwestern Medical Center, UT Medical Branch in Galveston, McGovern Medical School, Long School of Medicine, Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine, and Texas Tech HSC-Lubbock accept applications through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) for MD/PhD and JD/MD program applicants only. Non-TMDSAS Applicants who are extended an offer will be added to the TMDSAS database for statistical and reporting purposes. 

     

    What are the deadlines for the TMDSAS application? 

    The online application will be available Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:00 am CT.  The deadline to submit the application is 5:00 pm CT on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 

    All application documents, including primary application forms, transcript(s), letters of evaluations, etc., must be submitted by October 15, 2019 to TMDSAS. Deadlines and important dates for the Entry Year 2020 application cycle are listed in Deadlines & Important Dates.

     

    What is the application fee for TMDSAS? 

    The application fee is a non-refundable, flat fee of $185.00 and is payable by credit card only.  

    TMDSAS does not grant application fee waivers.  

     

    What are the policies regarding TMDSAS and the application? 

    Applicants must agree to the Applicant User Agreement in order to begin the application. (Include Link to PDF here) 

     

    What do I need to know about the TMDSAS participating schools that I'm apply to? 

    Prior to submitting an application, applicants should read and understand the Technical Standards/Essential Functions for admission and graduation at each school with which an applicant is applying. If accepted to medical school, applicants will be required to sign a statement indicating they are able to meet these standards with or without accommodations. 

     

    How should I contact TMDSAS? 

    The application internal messaging system is the official mode of communication between applicants and TMDSAS.  

     

    Who does TMDSAS consider a re-applicant? 

    A reapplicant is defined as one who has previously submitted an application that was transmitted to any TMDSAS medical, dental, or veterinary school.

     

    How many applications can I submit through TMDSAS per cycle? 

    You can submit only one application per cycle. You cannot submit multiple applications. Therefore, it is critical that you thoroughly review your application before submitting to ensure it is complete. 

     

    When should I submit my application? 

    Deadlines and important dates for the Entry Year 2020 application cycle are listed in Deadlines & Important Dates.

    • It is recommended that you have your application submitted and all supporting documents sent to TMDSAS by mid- to late July.  
    • Check out the Applicant Resources page for statistics on the importance of applying early.

    What do I need to prepare before applying?

    There are several things you need to prepare before starting your TMDSAS Application to save precious time. Check out our video "The 10 Things You Need Before Starting Your TMDSAS Application"

    Also, check out the TMDSAS Podcast episode "The 10 Things You Need to Start Your TMDSAS Application."

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