The Medical College Admissions Test, MCAT, is required for admission to most medical schools. The exam must have been taken no earlier than January 2009 and no later than September of the year preceding enrollment into medical school (i.e. if you are applying for entry year 2014, September 2013 is the last month you can take the MCAT). No score from a test taken within the year of enrollment will be accepted. Scores from years prior to 2009 will not be considered.
We strongly encourage taking the MCAT exam in January, March, April or May so that your application will be completed and in the applicant pool for the start of the interview season. The interview season generally begins in August and closes sometime in early December. Applicants who wait to take the examination for the first time in July, August or September may find action on their application delayed until late in the admission season.
All MCAT score(s) MUST be reported directly to TMDSAS by AAMC. Scores submitted from your personal score report will not be accepted.
Any change to your planned test dates MUST be immediately reported to TMDSAS. Failure to do so will cause your application to be incomplete which could affect the review of your application at one or more of the participating schools. Notifications of changes should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full name and TMDSAS ID on the email.
More information regarding the MCAT can be obtained from their website:
How to Release your MCAT Score to TMDSAS:
MCAT scores are NOT automatically forwarded to TMDSAS. Applicants MUST release their MCAT scores to TMDSAS as soon as they become available to the applicant. This is done by using the MCAT Testing History (THx) System. From the MCAT Testing History System, select [Send All of My Scores], then select [Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service] (6th on the list under [Application Services] - the last service in the first box).
Applicants MUST request that the scores of ALL tests taken be released to TMDSAS.