Pre-Dentistry Application Resources

The Health Professions Office has compiled a variety of resources for pre-dental applicants for each step of the application process, from research to application and interviews.

Research Dental Schools Before You Apply

  • List of Dental Schools in Texas 

Follow the Application Timeline

Learn about the Application Services

Texas public dental schools use TMDSAS (Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service)

  •  Check out their Application Handbook

Out-of-state dental schools use AADSAS (Associated American Dental School Application Service)

Complete Your Secondary Applications

Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primary application through TMDSAS, AMCAS, and other application services.

  • Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted!
  • Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable.
  • Some secondary applications are available and should be completed very soon after you submit your primary application. Other secondary applications are by invite only.
  • If a school's secondary application is by invite only, they will notify you and ask you to complete their own specific secondary application only after they have reviewed your primary application.
  • Please check with the schools on the secondary policies, availability and application fees. Application fees range from $0 - $100+.

Any questions relating to a secondary application should be directed to the respective school.

Request Letters of Evaluation

Letters of evaluation are key pieces of your medical school application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters, and number and type of letters vary from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details.  We recommend you look into using Interfolio to collect your letters of recommendation. 

Write Your Personal Statement

The personal statement is a critical component of your application to dental school. As the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values

Prepare for Your Interview

It is important to professionally and properly represent yourself to an admissions committee, from what to wear to anticipating what questions might be asked.