How to Apply

Applying to medical, dental, veterinary, or allied-health schools is an intricate process. It is important that you plan ahead and meet with a pre-med advisor to ensure you are making progress toward your goal.

TMDSAS application is open. Please visit the TMDSAS website

The timeline for this application cycle can be found by clicking the link below. 
Keep in mind that although it says applications begin to be transmitted June 1, that doesn’t mean that if you submit your application on June 1st it will be transmitted the same day. It takes them 2-3 weeks to validate your application BEFORE transmitting them to the schools. 

2021 AMCAS Application

The 2021 AMCAS application is now open. If you wish to start medical school in Fall 2021, please complete and submit the 2021 AMCAS application. Please be sure to proofread your application before submitting.

Submission to AMCAS Opens: May 28 
Data Transmission to Medical Schools: July 10 
Early Decision Deadline: August 3 

2020 Fee Assistance Program Award

The Fee Assistance Program benefits are subject to change. If you are approved for fee assistance during the 2020 calendar year, you will receive the following benefits:

MCAT Official Prep Products Benefit
  • The MCAT Official Prep products benefit package is subject to changeThe current MCAT Official Prep products benefit is the MCAT Official Prep Online-Only Bundle ($268.80 value), which includes all online MCAT Official Prep products. 

You will receive the MCAT Official Prep products benefit once in a lifetime, regardless of how many times you are a Fee Assistance Program awardee. We will provide more details about this benefit if you are awarded Fee Assistance.

MCAT Benefits

  • Reduced registration fee, from $320 to $130, for MCAT exams.
  • Consideration for financial assistance to obtain an updated evaluation to support an application for MCAT exam accommodations (For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit

Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) Benefit

AMCAS Benefit

  • Waiver for all AMCAS fees for one (1) application submission with up to 20 medical school designations ($970 value), submitted by December 31, 2021.

 Additional fees will be charged for each medical school designation beyond the initial set of 20.

The 2020-2021 AACOMAS Application is now open for submissions

The 2020-2021 AACOMAS Application Cycle is officially open for submissions!

As you prepare your application, we encourage you to first check out how DO schools have adapted their admissions processes in response to COVID-19.

 Apply early and read all application directions carefully to avoid delays. Colleges begin receiving applications June 15. Colleges of osteopathic medicine also make admissions decisions on a rolling basis, so they review applications, conduct interviews, and make admissions decisions throughout the admissions cycle. Keep in mind that interview slots may be awarded and/or classes may be filled if you apply close to the deadlines. Submitting materials early and accurately will support timely processing and help avoid delays. 

Here are some pointers as you prepare your application:

  • Explore osteopathic medicine and familiarize yourself with our 36 colleges of osteopathic medicine using AACOM’s  Choose DO Explorer
  • Prepare your application materials, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and transcripts ahead of time. Review the AACOMAS application instructions for more information.
  • Apply early and when ready. Keep in mind that ready may look different this year. AACOMAS schools intend to adapt their application review processes to mitigate the many obstacles you are facing. Be sure to check out the Choose DO COVID-19 Resources Page for specific resources to help you be successful.
  • Attend a Medical School Virtual Expo on June 10, 2020!

And don’t forget, if you get stuck along the way, visit the AACOMAS Applicant Help Center


Texas Health Education Service has created a website that contains policies that have been released by all medical, dental, and veterinary schools that participate in TMDSAS.

 MCAT UPDATE: They will provide the next update on their website and Twitter @AAMC_MCAT on Friday, April 17. Please visit the MCAT Coronavirus page for the most up-to-date information.




Applying to medical school usually takes place during your junior year. Prior to this, you will have spent time planning, acquiring knowledge from foundational courses that are part of the prerequisites for your particular field(s) of interest, and expanding your academic portfolio by participating in high-impact experiences, such as shadowing. The Center for Career and Professional Development page has a wealth of information and valuable resources to help you in the process.

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