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Admissions FAQs

 When should I expect to hear a decision about my application?

Because we wish to be certain that any status we report is accurate and stable, we will only give the following application status announcements to applicants. We will continue to review all applications in a thorough, holistic and REPEATED manner until all decisions are final.

  • • We will contact applicants and offer acceptance between Nov. 16 and Dec. 31 (in accordance with TMDSAS traffic rules).
  • • We will contact applicants that have “matched’ to Dell Medical School on February 1.
  • • We will contact applicants that are being offered acceptance from the wait list in February – June.
  • • We will notify applicants that are no longer being considered for admission in February.

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 How many students will Dell Medical School admit this year?

The entering class size is 50 students per year.

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 What is the required GPA and MCAT score that I need to be admitted?

Dell Medical School does not set a minimum GPA or MCAT for consideration. Candidates must demonstrate that they will have met the pre-requisite competencies by date of matriculation in order to submit an application.

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 What is the application deadline?

Applications for admissions are processed through the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS). View the TMDSAS website for deadline information. The secondary application priority deadline will be in mid-November.

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 How do I apply to Dell Medical School?

Like all public medical schools in Texas, you must begin at TMDSAS.com.

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 How many Non-Residents will Dell Medical School accept?

Texas law prescribes that no more that 10% of our class can be classified as a non-resident. For our inaugural class, we anticipate no more than five students will be non-Texas residents.

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 How can I establish Texas Residency?

All residency classifications for applicants are done by the staff at TMDSAS based on the rules governing Texas residency for higher education as established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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 How competitive is my application?

As a new school, we can’t give data based on historical trends. However, we expect that our average GPA, MCAT, service experience, personal attributes and other common measures of preparation will be at or above most other medical schools in the United States.

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 What can I do to make my application more competitive?

Check the Prospective Students section of our website and the Applicants Guide to Admissions. We really do “coach” you how to complete your application in order to demonstrate your best strengths most clearly. We don’t have any hidden agenda or secret code. We tell you exactly what we are looking for and how to show us the ways you fit that. We want you to put your best foot forward. On the other hand, we cannot give specific feedback or advice to individual applicants. We strongly encourage you to work closely with the Health Professions Advising Office at your college or University.

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 How many interview days will Dell Medical School have?

We have scheduled ten interview days which will run from July to December with a possible make-up day in January.

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 When can I fill out the Secondary Application?

Applicants are invited to complete the secondary application after review of the 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.

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 Will Dell Medical School accept International Applicants?

Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

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 Do I need to complete all of my prerequisite courses before I apply?

No, you can submit your application for consideration if you have prerequisite courses in progress or if you indicate that you plan to take the required course/s. However candidates must demonstrate that they have completed all required courses, or have documented the required competencies by some other means as described in the Applicants Guide prior to matriculation to the medical school.

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 What dual degree options are available for the third year Innovation, Leadership and Discovery block?

At this time, Dell Medical School has agreements with other UT colleges/schools to offer the following dual degree opportunities.

  • • Master of Public Health
  • • Master of Business Administration
  • • Master of Biomedical Engineering
  • • Master of Educational Psychology

Students can declare their interest in pursuing one of the above dual degree programs after they matriculate to the medical school, pre-application will not be necessary.

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 Is there an additional cost for the dual degree program?

Details are being finalized at this time, however it is anticipated that there will be some additional tuition cost for those students that choose to enroll in the dual degree option.

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 What if my question isn’t here?

E-mail apply@dellmed.utexas.edu. If your question really does get asked frequently, we will add it to this list. Thanks for contributing.

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