Frequently Asked Questions
The admissions team continues to review all applications in a thorough, holistic and repeated manner until all decisions are final. Therefore, the team only contacts applicants and offers acceptance from Oct. 15 (for nonresidents of Texas) and Nov. 15 to Dec. 31 (for Texas residents) in accordance with Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) rules. The only other status updates include:
- Feb. 1: Applicants that have matched to Dell Medical School are contacted.
- Late February to early March: Applicants who are no longer under consideration are notified.
- February to May: Applicants accepted from the waitlist are contacted.
The entering class size is 50 students per year.
The admissions team does not set a minimum GPA or MCAT score for consideration. Candidates must demonstrate that they will meet the prerequisite competencies by date of matriculation in order to submit an application.
Texas law prescribes that no more than 10 percent of the class can be classified as nonresident. Since Dell Med’s class size is about 50 students, five students can come from out-of-state.
All residency classifications for applicants are assigned by TMDSAS based on the rules governing Texas residency for higher education as established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
See Dell Med’s admissions criteria for details on what we evaluate — the school strives to be transparent about its process. The admissions team cannot give specific feedback or advice to individual applicants but encourages you to work with your school’s advising office.
Interviews are held between August and January.
An applicant is invited by email to complete the secondary application after the admissions team reviews their primary application for mission fit. The timing of the secondary application invite does not correlate to the date of receipt of the primary application. Applications are continually reviewed within the context of the current application pool.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
No, you can submit your application for consideration if you have prerequisite courses in progress or are planning to take the required course(s). However, you will need to demonstrate that you completed all required courses prior to matriculation to Dell Med.
Dell Medical School partners with UT Austin colleges and schools to offer the following dual degree opportunities, with more on the way:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Education
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
- Master of Education in Health Care Transformation
Students can declare their interest in pursuing one of the above dual degree programs after they matriculate to the medical school. Pre-application is not necessary.
Yes, there is an additional cost, and costs vary depending on the program in which the student chooses to enroll.