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A Must-Do Checklist Before You Hit Submit’ on Your TMDSAS Application 

You’ve put in the work. You’ve carefully completed each section of the TMDSAS application, and the finish line is in sight. But before you submit your application and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back, it is of the utmost importance that you check off the items on this list. (Also known as the make-it-or-break-it checklist!) 

◊ Print and review your application PDF 

pdf app linkPrior to submitting, download and review your application PDF. This can be found by logging onto the application portal, scrolling on the homepage until you see “Entry Year 2022” and clicking the blue hyperlink. (Please make sure that your browser settings allow for popups.)

 ◊ ALL sections of your application are completed 

We highly recommend that you print out your application and look over the paper document, as this method is proven to catch more errors when reviewing. 

All letters must be requested 

  • See page 43-44 of the Application Handbook.  
Don’t worry – you can still exchange letter writers if a letter has not been received!

◊ Test dates h
ave been entered (medical and dental applicants)

  • Double-check to make sure the information entered is accurate 

Look for typos 

  • Proper capitalization/punctuation 
  • Spelling and grammar errors 
  • Placeholder text you may have forgotten to go back to (in your essays or other long-answer questions)  
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◊ Your SPRING grades have been entered 

Without your Spring 2021 grades, your application could get delayed, and we know you wouldn’t want that to happen!  

◊ Your Planned Coursework has been entered (if  applicable) 

◊  Your 
Chronology is accurate 

Your fee is paid online (by credit card only)  


Well, did you catch any mistakes? Good! Now you can rest easy knowing that your application reflects the accuracy and precision you pride yourself in having. Good Luck! 


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About the author: The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) is the centralized application processing service for applicants to the first-year entering classes at all of the public medical, dental, and veterinary schools in the State of Texas.

Breanna Bietz

About the author: Breanna L. Bietz is an applicant liaison and resource development specialist at TMDSAS. She contributes to the development of resources for applicants and serves as an editor of the Inside Health Education Newsroom as well as the TMDSAS Application Guide. Additionally, she serves as a copywriter and curator of the TMDSAS website. Breanna works with the TMDSAS team to educate, prepare, and support applicants prior to the start of the application cycle and processes applications throughout the duration of the cycle. She participates in various outreach efforts, including on-campus or virtual workshops and applicant webinars. Breanna holds a master's degree from the University of New Orleans and a B.A. from the University of South Dakota.

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