Application Timeline

Applications for admission to the first-year class of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School are accepted May 1 and October 1 preceding the year for which application is being made.

UT Southwestern begins interviewing applicants in August, and begins extending offers of admission in mid-November.

Recommended Application Timeline


Take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). If you are taking the MCAT for the first time in July–September, be aware that the UT Southwestern Medical School may not complete the review of your application until the MCAT score has been received. 



  • Retake MCAT, if necessary.
  • UT Southwestern interview season begins. 


  • Interview offers extended; interviews continue.


  • Application review and interviews continue.

October 1

  • Interview offers extended; interviews continue.

November 15

  • UT Southwestern begins extending Medical School offers of admission.
  • Rolling admissions period begins.
  • Pre-MATCH offers of admission continue through mid-December.

Early January

  • Pre-MATCH UT Southwestern interview season ends.

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.