FAQ - Changing Your Application
How do I add another school once I have submitted my application?
To add additional schools to your application, you must send an email request to TMDSAS at email@example.com or through the internal message system within the application. The request must be received by the application deadline.
Include your full name, TMDSAS ID and list the schools you would like added to your application.
If any additional information is needed, TMDSAS will contact you directly once the request has been received.
How do I make an update or correction to my application once it has been submitted?
Once you have submitted your application, you can only make changes to the following sections:
- Contact Info
- Colleges Attended
- College Coursework
- Planned Enrollment
- My Account
- Letters of Evaluation
- Test Scores
You are able to make changes to these sections yourself, excluding Letters of Evaluation, by logging back on to the application.
To update the information in your Letters of Evaluation section, you must email TMDSAS at firstname.lastname@example.org - include your full name, TMDSAS ID and the exact change that needs to be made.
Important Note: You are required to inform the Admissions Office of each dental school to which you apply as well as TMDSAS if you become the subject of an institutional action after the date of original application submission. You must also notify them if you are charged, convicted of, plead guilty, or no contest to a felony or misdemeanor crime.
This communication must be in writing and must occur within ten (10) business days of the occurrence of the institutional action or the occurrence of the criminal charge or conviction. Failure to do so is grounds for rejection of your application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, dismissal after enrollment, or rescission of any degrees granted.
How long will it take for a correction to be made to my application?
TMDSAS makes corrections/updates in the order that they are received. Please understand that corrections/updates are not a priority during the peak processing periods; therefore, it may take several weeks for corrections to be made.
To expedite the process, make sure to include your full name and TMDSAS ID on all correspondence.
How will I know if my requested correction has been made?
Once we have made the requested correction, you will be able to view it on your online application. TMDSAS also forwards your email request to each of the schools to which you have applied.
Can I change my personal essay once I have submitted my application?
No changes can be made to the personal essay once it has been submitted to TMDSAS. It is crucial that you review your work BEFORE you submit your application.
The evaluator that I listed in the application is no longer able to write a letter of evaluation for me, what should I do?
It is crucial that TMDSAS has the most accurate and current information available. Once you have secured a different evaluator, please notify TMDSAS of the new evaluator.
To make this change, email email@example.com. Include your full name, TMDSAS ID and indicate the name of the evaluator that needs to be removed.
Provide the following information for the evaluator that should be added:
- Salutation (i.e. Dr, Prof, Mr, etc.)
- First name of Evaluator
- Last name of Evaluator
- Suffix (i.e. DDS, PhD, etc.)
- Relationship to you
- How you would like the evaluator notified (by email or by you directly)
- Email address of evaluator if you want notification sent by email
- Whether or not you release your right of access to the letter
I received my DAT score and have decided to retake the exam. Should I notify TMDSAS?
Yes - it is vital that TMDSAS has current and accurate information. You need to notify TMDSAS immediately if you decide to retake the exam, decide not to retake the DAT or decide on a different date.
You may make this change at any time during the application cycle by signing into your TMDSAS application and updating the [Test Scores] section.