Application Timeline

Applications for admission to the first-year class must be submitted between May 1 and October 1 preceding the year of desired entrance.

Generally, an application timeline has students taking the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) during January – May; UT Southwestern begins interviewing applicants in August and offers of admission begin in mid-November.

Very Important Dates

January – May

Take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). If you are taking the MCAT for the first time in July - September, be aware that the medical schools may not complete the review of your application until the MCAT score has been received. Because of this, it is highly recommended that you take the MCAT in January, April, or May.

May    

Begin Completing Primary and Secondary Applications. Submit them as soon as possible after June 1.

Request recommendation letters from college professors. Some colleges have premed committees that produce a composite letter.

August          

Retake MCAT if necessary.

UT Southwestern interview season begins. Be prepared for travel.

September

Application review and interviews continue.

October

Application review and interviews continue.

October 1

Application deadline and deadline for all supporting documents to be received at the Texas Application Service (TMDSAS).

November 15

Rolling admissions period begins. Offers of admission will continue through mid-December.

Early January

UT Southwestern interview season ends.

Late Winter and Early Spring            

Make decision of where you want to go to medical school, if you have multiple offers. Notify medical schools as soon as possible of your final decision.

May 15           

Date by which multiple offers should be resolved. This date applies to all medical schools nationally (AAMC Traffic Rules).

June 1         

After June 1, no medical school in Texas may offer a position to an applicant already accepted by another medical school in Texas. This is the result of an agreement between the four UT System Medical Schools, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Only extraordinary circumstances warrant an exception to this policy. If this should occur, the Dean/Director of Admissions at the school wishing to extend an offer must receive approval from the Dean/Director of Admissions at the school where the applicant is holding a position BEFORE the offer is extended.

Mid August   

UT Southwestern Medical School classes begin.