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No; however, Texas law prescribes that no more than 10 percent of the class can be classified as nonresident. All residency classifications for applicants are assigned by TMDSAS based on the rules governing Texas residency for higher education..

Review the TMDSAS Residency Guidelines

The GPA and MCAT scores are components of the complete application. Our admissions committee considers academic history as evidence of an applicant's capacity to manage heavy intellectual workloads that increase in complexity. Applicants should assess their own academic history to determine a few things: Has there been consistent difficulty or success? Does the MCAT show that you may be weak in the same areas that have lower grades on your transcript? Do your grades drop every time you have a heavy course load? If there was a period of difficulty, has there been a significant and sustained correction? If your self-assessment reveals that you have not yet reached consistent success in essential subjects, how will you prove to medical schools that you are ready for the rigorous courses you will encounter in medical school?

MCAT is required. The test must be taken by September of the application year, and scores cannot be more than 5 years old.

Yes, you can submit your application for consideration if you have prerequisite courses in progress or are planning to take the required course(s). However, you will need to demonstrate that you completed all required courses by July 15 of the entering year.

Admissions team will evaluate delay or deferral requests on a case by case basis.

The Honors College hosts information about undergraduate medical studies on the HonorsMed site.

In addition to other useful information for current students, Academic and Conduct Policies can be found in the Current Students section of the College of Medicine's website.

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance


TX Resident


Tuition & Fees



Additional Expenses

Loan Fees



Books / Supplies



Room and Board*









Total Cost of Attendance



*These line item costs are estimates and subject to change every academic year.
Changes to line items will change the Overall COA.
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