Texas residents must apply via The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS). The application form, as well as information about the DDS program may be found at the UT System Medical and Dental Application Center website. Non-residents may apply via the TMDSAS or AADSAS. Please pay special attention to the dates listed for the availability of applications.
Applicants are required to submit either:
If applying through TMDSAS, please visit their website for further detailed information.
Although we do not require a specific major, the majority of applicants major in traditional sciences. The applicant must perform well in the science courses including upper division hours and should be aware of the competition with other students who have taken more than the required number of hours of science. The well-rounded pre-dental education will include some liberal arts along with science.
There is no expiration date for prerequisite courses.
It is recommended that the applicant take the DAT in the spring or summer prior to applying, but no later than December 1 of the application cycle. The applicant's latest exam scores will be taken into consideration. Canadian DAT scores are acceptable.
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Yes, an interview is required. The applicant may be asked to come for an interview with the Admissions Committee. Interviews are sent out via e-mail and scheduled by the Office of Student Affairs. Although an official interview is not granted to all applicants, the School gladly provides information to all prospective student and status updates via e-mail at SOD.Questions@uth.tmc.edu.
The quality of academic achievement is a primary point of consideration. The academic history (grade point average, semester hours accomplished, academic loads carried, etc.) and the Dental Admission Test (DAT) are the primary factors used in this evaluation. An interview with the Admissions Committee is required before acceptance. This gives the opportunity to further evaluate noncognitive factors. (See Admission Requirements). Preference is given to residents of Texas. Additionally applicants seeking to enter the dental school must be able to perform the essential skills required to complete the curriculum successfully.
We do not recommend specific colleges. The college must be accredited and those having an active pre-dental advisory committee are preferred. It is recommended no more than 60 semester hours be accomplished at a two-year college or junior college.
Yes. Students should take courses that will prepare them for admission to the college of their choice. In general, high school courses should include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, History, Speech and courses that involve the development of hand skills.
Acceptance, non-acceptance, and alternate letters can be sent as late as May. We appreciate your patience.
Our school offers tours, however we request that you e-mail Jayne Little in order to have your name added to the next available date. Once a date has been established you will receive an e-mail from Jayne advising you of the date.
A Summer Medical and Dental Education Program exists and provides six weeks of intense exposure to clinical dentistry and medicine, while providing science and career counseling for students considering health care careers. For more information visit our SMDEP page.