The Texas A&M College of Dentistry participates in the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS). This central processing service allows the applicant to apply to any or all of the three dental schools in the State of Texas. The TMDSAS accepts and processes all materials of the primary application for admission to the Doctor of Dental Surgery program only. Texas residents must apply through the TMDSAS.
The College of Dentistry participates in the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) for out-of-state students only. Out-of-state applicants have three application options. They may apply through TMDSAS, through AADSAS or with the College of Dentistry online application. Please note: Out-of-state applicants who apply through AADSAS must also submit the College of Dentistry online application.
To apply to the program leading to the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree the applicant should:
Access full information and the on-line application at the website for Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service.
Timetable for filing application:
Earliest date: May 1, year prior to desired admission
Latest date: Application Deadline is September 30 in year prior to desired admission.
It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.
The TMDSAS has a flat fee; we recommend applying to all 3 Texas dental colleges. Texas A&M College of Dentistry requires a secondary application but charges no additional processing fee.
Texas A&M College of Dentistry requires the submission of a secondary application in addition to the primary application. The Secondary Application is available for electronic submission on the Texas A&M Health Science Center Application Processing Portal.
THE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL THE SECONDARY APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED.
Secondary Application Guidelines:
Before you begin filling out the application, please read the information below.
Screening of Applications:
Our commitment in the admissions process is to acquire information that speaks to the potential of an applicant to serve with sensitivity and proficiency as a dental or dental hygiene professional. The following questionnaire provides valuable information about factors that may have impacted your personal or academic progress. Along with your personal statement in the main application it gives us insight into significant accomplishments that are not evident from examination of statistics of academic history or standardized test scores.
If you have questions concerning the completion of the secondary application, please call the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at (214)828-8231 or send email.
Out-of-state applicants have three options. They may apply through the TMDSAS, through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) or with Texas A&M College of Dentistry application available on-line.
Please note: Out-of-state applicants who apply through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) MUST also submit the Texas A&M College of Dentistry application packet.
The deadline for submitting application is September 30th. This deadline refers to submitting the application to the TMDSAS, AADSAS and for out-of-state residents the College of Dentistry's Primary Application on the TAMHSC APP website. The deadline is for the submission of the application only, other materials may be added to your file after the deadline. We do encourage applicants to have as complete a file as possible by the deadline. The Dental Admissions Committee will not begin reviewing out-of-state applications until after the deadline and will only review complete applications.
To access the College of Dentistry Primary Application Forms:
The applicant will need to create an account on the TAMHSC Admissions Processing Portal website (TAMHSC APP). The applicant will be required to complete and submit the Collge of Dentistry Secondary Application, making sure that on Question #2 is checked. Once the Secondary Application is submitted the Primary Application and Ethnicity Form will be assigned to the applicant. The College of Dentistry's Primary Application will give you instructions on how to pay the application fee. We do not accept online payment for the fee.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and/or who have earned degrees at foreign institutions can be eligible for admission provided that they have completed:
- At least 90 credit hours of college course work including the prerequisites for dental school in a fully accredited college or university in the United States, or
- Earned a baccalaureate degree in a fully accredited college or university in the United States.
Preference is given to Texas residents, who are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or who are in the process of gaining U.S. permanent residency by the time of dental school enrollment. (Official documentation will be required at the time of dental school application and before matriculation.)
International students with graduate or professional degrees are considered for admission only to the first-year dental class, regardless of the degrees held.
Canadian students are considered for admission provided they have successfully completed 90 credit hours or earned a baccalaureate degree at a fully accredited Canadian college or university.
You may download the Evaluation Form if needed. The College of Dentistry's Evaluation Form is a courtesy form, if the recommender does not wish to use our form to submit the letter it is not required. Please make sure that the applicant's full name and last four digits of the social security number are listed on the letter if our form is not submitted.
The College of Dentistry requires two recommendation/evaluation letters be submitted for out-of-state applicants. The letters should be submitted by the predental advisor, a practicing dentist, if your school does not have a predental advisor you must submit two letters from science instructors to replace the advisor letter. If the recommendation/evaluation letters submitted to AADSAS fulfill the criteria no further letters are required.
Instructions for Completing Application
If you have any questions you may contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by email or call the Office at (214)828-8231.
Our office address:
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Texas A&M College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Avenue, Room 525
Dallas, TX 75246-2013