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Centralized Application

Centralized Application

Allopathic Medicine

AMCAS stands for the American Medical College Application Service. With very few exceptions, allopathic medical schools subscribe to AMCAS, which is the centralized medical school application service. Students fill out one common application on-line, indicating the schools to which they wish to apply. AMCAS forwards copies of the common application to the schools indicated by students. The AMCAS application may be accessed in May and submitted in early June.

The AMCAS application consists of a page of biographical information; a page (or more) of coursework information, and a section on activities and a personal statement. The application is in some respect an exercise in detail. The first date that students may begin transmitting the AMCAS application is usually during the first week in June. . Students may however send official transcripts to AMCAS beginning in May. Again, because of the rolling admission process used by so many professional schools, it is very important for applications to be submitted to AMCAS early in the application cycle (preferably in June or early July).
TMDSAS: Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service
 TMDSAS is the centralized application processing service for applicants to all of the public medical, dental and veterinary schools in the state of Texas.

Osteopathic Medicine

AACOMAS is the centralized application for all of the schools of osteopathic medicine in the United States. The application is very similar in content to the AMCAS and also should be submitted in June or early July.


AADSAS The Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) lets you apply to 66 participating dental schools with one online application. AADSAS simplifies the application process by providing one standardized form, relieving applicants of the need to complete multiple applications. Dental schools benefit by receiving uniform information on all applicants.

Veterinary Medicine

VMCAS Veterinary Medical Colleges Application Service:  VMCAS is the central distribution, collection, and processing service for applications to the veterinary medical colleges in the US.  You may apply to all 30 US veterinary colleges through AMCAS and several international schools.     

Preprofessional Advising

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