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Calling All Dental Applicants! Important Dates and Deadlines for EY 2022

Application submission and processing for EY 2022 have begun! So, what’s next for dental applicants? Here's what you can expect: 


Monday, November 1st: Primary Application Deadline 

You've taken the biggest leap by pushing that 'submit' button, but hang on-- you're not done yet! Make sure you've taken care of the essential post-submission tasks for dental school applicants in the Next Steps After Submission.

  • Secondary applications should be completed as soon as you submit your TMDSAS application. If you have any questions about your secondary application, including any additional documents required or fees associated, you can contact the schools directly. The admissions staff are very knowledgeable and ready to help you.  You can find their contact information here: Contact (

Monday, November 15th: Letters of Evaluation Deadline 

Your Letters of Evaluation should be postmarked by this date. Keep in mind, dental applicants are required to submit the following:  

  • One Health Professions Committee Packet OR Three individual letters of evaluation 
  • One evaluation letter must come from a dentist. 
  • Optional: One extra letter (not included in HP Committee Packet) may be submitted in addition to the required letters 

Wednesday, December 15th: Offers of Admission and DAT Deadline

The dental schools you have applied to will begin extending  offers of acceptance at this time, but it doesn’t end there! Remember, it’s important to keep your application information up-to-date for the schools to review.

While things like activities and essays cannot be changed, other important areas like address changes, incoming grades, or planned coursework should be updated regularly.

AppTip: To be on the safe side, you'll want to refer to the full list of changes that can be made post-submission

About the DAT
  • Make sure you release your test scores to TMDSAS!  
    • Please note: We recommend that you take the DAT in the spring or summer prior to applying, but no later than December 2021.
      • Offers of admission go out mid-December. If you wait to take the DAT until December, this will delay consideration for admission until after your test scores have been released.
Learn more about the DAT

Sunday, May 1
st Offers of Admission End
  • By this date, the dental schools you've applied to will no longer extend offers of acceptance to applicants who hold another seat.  


There we have it! You’ve had a chance to review these important dates and deadlines so that you can prepare and plan accordingly. And know that you can always reach out to TMDSAS if you have any questions or concerns along the way.

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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.

Audrey Mason

About the author: Audrey J. Mason is an applicant liaison and data specialist at TMDSAS. She assists with managing and analyzing data to provide annual statistical reports and contributes to the development of resources for TMDSAS and applicants. Just like her fellow liaisons, she 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 also participates in various outreach efforts, including on-campus or virtual health fairs and application workshops. Audrey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. Edward’s University.

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