Medical & Dental Schools of Texas
and Prerequisite Requirements
Texas Medical Schools
Baylor College of Medicine
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
World Directory of Medical Schools
The Medical College Admissions Test, MCAT, is required for admission to most medical schools. Only MCAT scores from the previous five years will be considered for the current application cycle. Scores from years prior to 2004 will not be considered. We strongly encourage taking the MCAT exam in January, April or May so that your application will be completed and in the applicant pool for the start of the interview season. The interview season generally begins at the end of August and closes sometime in early December. 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.
Applicants MUST release their MCAT scores to TMDSAS as soon as they become available to the applicant. This is done by using the MCAT Testing History (THx) System. From the MCAT Testing History System, select [Send All of My Scores], and then select [Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service] (4th on the list under [Application Services]). Applicants MUST request that the scores of ALL tests taken be released to TMDSAS.
More information regarding the MCAT can be obtained from their website: www.aamc.org/students/mcat . Study Guide Zone offers a free study guide and practice
Texas Dental Schools
Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
The Dental Admission Test, DAT, is required for admission to dental school. The DAT must be taken within the last five years. A test score from a DAT taken before 2008 will not be considered for the 2013 entry year application. The DAT must be taken before December 1 of the application year to be considered for the current application cycle.
Dental schools begin making offers of admission December 1st; therefore, waiting to take the DAT until that late date will delay any consideration for admission until after your test scores are released. 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.
The College participates in the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS), which allows the applicant to apply to any or all of the three dental schools in Texas. The TMDSAS accepts and processes all materials of the primary application for admission to the Doctor of Dental Surgery program. The College participates in the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) for out-of-state students only. Texas residents MUST apply through the
Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS).
• Access full information and the on-line application at the website for
The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service
702 Colorado, Suite 6.400
Austin, Texas 78701
Out-of-state applicants have three options. They may apply through the TMDSAS, through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) www.adea.org
Please note: Out-of-state applicants who apply through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) MUST also submit the Baylor College of Dentistry application.
• Timetable for filing application:
Earliest date: May 1, year prior to desired admission
Latest date: Application Deadline is September 30 in year prior to desired admission. Apply as early as possible. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions strongly advises that you submit your application by late August. Selection for interviews begins in July and this requires a transmitted complete application. TMDSAS will not transmit incomplete applications to the participating dental schools. A definition of the completed application is available on the TMDSAS website. The TMDSAS may take 4 to 6 weeks to process the applications before sending it to the dental colleges.
Prerequisite Coursework for both Medical and Dental School