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Guidelines for Applying through TMDSAS


Who should apply using the TMDSAS application? 

All Texas and Non-Texas applicants must apply through TMDSAS to be eligible for acceptance into veterinary schools.

What are the deadlines for the TMDSAS application? 

Deadlines and important dates for the Entry Year 2022 application cycle are listed in Deadlines & Important Dates.


How long does processing take?

After you submit your application, TMDSAS will process and transmit your application to the schools you have selected on your application.

It normally takes 2-4 weeks for applications to be processed. You will receive an email when your application has been processed and transmitted to the schools to which you applied. Make sure to follow @TMDSAS on Twitter for processing times.

TMDSAS does not wait on letters of evaluation, test scores, or transcripts to process applications. It is your responsibility to ensure that TMDSAS has received all supporting documents by the deadline. 



What is the application fee for TMDSAS? 

The application fee is a non-refundable, flat fee of $200.00 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. Applicant User Agreement (Sample PDF)


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 veterinary 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 reapplicant? 

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 2022 application cycle are listed in Deadlines & Important Dates. 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"


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