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EY2021 TMDSAS Application by the Numbers - June 2020

Take a look at how Entry Year 2021 compares to other application cycles. All numbers below represent applications started and submitted as of June 15, 2020 and on the same date for each application cycle represented.


EY21 Dental Applications as of June 15, 2020

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Dental applications started by June 15 have historically fluctuated, and for EY2021, we see a slight decrease in applications started from 1,121 in EY20 to 1,097 in EY21 (down 2%).

Dental applications submitted by June 15 has increased by 8% from 285 in EY2020 to 307 in EY2021.



EY21 Medical Applications as of June 15, 2020

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The total amount of medical applications started through June 15 has increased 13% over the same time period for EY2020 - up 979 applications to a total 8,494 medical applications started. 

For applications submitted, this year saw an increase of nearly 700 submitted applications when compared to the last application cycle. This means that the total submitted medical applications have increased 33% to 3,239 applications.



EY21 Veterinary Applications as of June 15, 2020

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Total Veterinary applications started as of June 15 show an increase of 80 applications (+15%) over the same time period last year. 

The total submitted Veterinary applications remains consistent with other application cycles; Veterinary applicants historically peak later in the summer.


Takeaways from these Data

  • The preliminary data of total applications started and submitted have generally increased this application cycle as of June 15. TMDSAS working to minimize delays in processing due to the increased volume of applications.
  • For dental and medical applicants, applying early is still widely recommended by the professional schools as discussed in the TXHES Courage Sessions. Don't forget that you can submit without having a DAT or MCAT score.
    • In response to COVID-19, the professional schools are delaying interview timelines to accommodate those students with later test dates.
  • If you are interested in final statistics for TMDSAS member institutions, please visit the Application Statistics page of the TMDSAS website.


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About the author: The Texas Health Education Service amplifies TMDSAS and JAMP’s missions to serve students, collegiate advisors, and professional schools in Texas by providing students with accurate educational resources to enhance their preparation for a career in the health professions, and supporting efforts by advisors and professional schools to reach students and enrich the applicant pool.

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