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How to use the TMDSAS Application Guide

The guide is a vital tool for current and prospective applicants to use as an online handbook when preparing for the TMDSAS application cycle. The guide provides:

  • A step-by-step guide through the TMDSAS application

  • Instructions for all sections of the application

  • The application essay prompts

  • Application tips and important notices

  • TMDSAS Policies

You will want to read the guide in its entirety before starting your application and use it as a companion when completing your application. The guide is updated regularly.

Technical Difficulties
We dread error messages (but don't worry because luckily you won't have to!) If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the application, please fill out the Technical Support webform and let us help you find a solution. 

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Let's Get Detail-Oriented
Each section will in turn contain multiple subsections that explain what to expect in each phase of the process. You will also find step-by-step instructions for what to do and how to do it. Take your time. Make sure that you fully understand the instructions and remember to reach out to us if you need assistance.

Take Your Understanding to the Next Level - Glossary and Policy Index
In addition to the instructions and tips you’ll find throughout the guide, you’ll also need to spend time familiarizing yourself with the items at the back of the publication. There you will find an index of our policies, including an outline of your responsibilities as an applicant and a glossary of terms to aid your understanding as you work through the application.



What Else Should You Look for?

  • App Tips: Helpful tips that, based on our experience, keep you on track, help you avoid common pitfalls, and connect you with our digital media.
  • Icons: Images that help you navigate the application, and help you know which sections pertain to you.
  • @TMDSAS on Twitter: Encouraging and timely reminders that prove TMDSAS is here with you every step  of the way.
  • Inside Health Education newsroomInside Health Education Newsroom: A news resource full of timely articles specifically tailored to guide you, the aspiring dentists, physicians, and veterinarians of Texas! Visit Inside Health Education for exclusive stories, announcements, professional advice, and more!
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TMDSAS Contact Information

For help with application-related questions, contact TMDSAS Support via the internal messaging system in the TMDSAS Application Portal by clicking on 'Send a Message to TMDSAS' at the top right-hand corner of the [Homepage] for:



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