• Skip navigation bar
  • Home page
  • Search
  • Site Map

  • Eligibility Requirements


    See if you are Eligible

    Getting a head start on thinking about and planning for dental school can help you to be successful in reaching your goal.

    The information presented here will help you prepare to apply for admission and ensure that you meet all of the requirements.

    Texas residents must apply through TMDSAS. Non-residents may apply through either the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) or TMDSAS.

    Hints & Tips

    Start Early

    What’s the best way to make sure you get everything done on time? Start early.

    We do our best to publicize deadlines and instructions. But you need to do your part too.

    Everything needed to complete your application is available on this website, so be sure and educate yourself with the process.

    Quality Matters

    Although you may be tempted to rush through the process of applying for admission, remember that the quality of the items you submit will make a difference.

    During review, the dental schools consider every item submitted by an applicant and compare the complete application of each applicant to others in that same group. So the quality of your application may be the thing that makes you stand out from the crowd—and that results in your getting the decision you’re looking for.

    Release your DAT Scores

    Applicants are required to request their DAT scores be released to each of the dental schools they are applying with. All DAT scores released to the three Texas dental schools will automatically be sent to TMDSAS.


    2016 Entry Year

    Statistics for the 2016 entering classes at the Texas dental schools.

    Ten-Year Data

    View statistical data for the past ten years.

    View All Statistics

    Helpful Links

    AppTips: Becoming a Better Applicant

    ADA: American Dental Association

    ADEA: American Dental Education Association

    DAT: Dental Admissions Test

    Explore Health Careers