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  • FAQ - Foreign Applicants, Coursework from Foreign Schools and Study Abroad

    Do you accept foreign coursework?

    No. State law requires that academic work taken at foreign colleges, universities or preparatory schools shall be excluded from the calculation of the grade point average for students seeking admission to graduate or post-baccalaureate professional school.

    Foreign coursework will not count towards satisfying any of the required coursework.

    Undergraduate foreign coursework that appears as transfer credit on the transcript of a regionally accredited US college will count towards the 90 hour requirement. Each individual transfer course credit granted by the US school must be listed on the transcript. Lump sum credit with no specific course and hour identification will not be accepted.

    Can I apply as an International Applicant?

    The following professional schools will only review and consider for admissions applicants who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S.:

    • UT Southwestern Medical Center
    • UT Medical Branch at Galveston
    • UT School of Medicine at San Antonio
    • UT Health Science Center in Houston
    • Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at El Paso

    The professional school listed below will review and consider for admissions international applicants, U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents of the U.S.:

    • University of North Texas - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Study Abroad Coursework Information:

    1. If the program was sponsored by a US institution, the applicant should:
      • List the US institution sponsoring the study abroad program (and on whose official transcript the coursework will appear) in the [Colleges Attended] section of the application
      • Applicant should have the sponsoring institution send an official transcript to TMDSAS
      • List the coursework under the sponsoring school in the [College Coursework] section of the application
    2. If the program was not sponsored by a US institution, but the credits were transferred to a US institution, the applicant should:
      • List the US school that accepted the credit in the [Colleges Attended] section of the application
      • A transcript is not required from the foreign school
      • List the coursework under the US school that accepted the credit in the [College Coursework] section of the application
    3. If the program was not sponsored by a US institution and the credits were not transferred to a US institution, the applicant should:
      • List the foreign school in the [Colleges Attended] section of the application
      • A transcript is required - TMDSAS will accept copies of foreign transcript
      • List the coursework under the foreign school in the [College Coursework] section of the application