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


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.


  • Begin completing primary and secondary applications. Submit them as soon as possible after May 1.


  • Retake MCAT, if necessary.
  • UT Southwestern interview season begins. Be prepared for travel.


  • Application review and interviews continue.


  • 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.

April 30

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.

Early to Mid-August

  • Accepted applicants interested in seeking a deferral should download the deferral application and submit it as soon as possible to the Admissions Office.