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2016

OCTOBER

MCAT registration opens for Jan-June test dates: List of January-September 2017 MCAT Test Dates Plan to spend 3-5 months studying for all standardized tests (MCAT,DAT,OAT) and to take the MCAT by June 17, DAT by July 15 and OAT by the end of the summer.

DECEMBER 15

Pre-Health Packet available online for new and re-applicants.

Priority deadline for first-time applicants is March 1, 2017.
Final deadline for all applicants is May 9, 2017.

Open veCollect account and begin collecting letters of recommendation.

2017

FEBRUARY-MAY

Attend relevant workshops sponsored by the Health Professions Advising Office and student organizations.

JANUARY-JUNE

For dental applicants: should take the DAT no later than July 15 for best consideration and to be a priority applicant.
For medical applicants: should take the MCAT no later than June 17 for best consideration and to be a priority applicant. May or earlier is preferred.
*For optometry applicants: the OAT should be taken by July 15 to be a priority applicant or by October for best consideration, check individual programs for variations.

MARCH-AUGUST 1

Schedule mock interview with HPAO upon submitting a complete packet and receiving the e-mail review from an HPAO advisor.

MARCH

Mock interviews commence.

MARCH 1
by 4:30pm

Priority deadline for submission of Prehealth Packets for first time applicants.

MAY 9
by 4:30pm

Final DEADLINE to submit a completed Pre-Health Packet (First-Time or Re-Applicant) for ALL professional programs; medical- allopathic/osteopathic, dental, optometry and podiatry.

Deadline to request a veCollect Account

MAY-AUGUST

AMCAS will open in May.
AADSAS will open in June.
AACOMAS will open in May.
OPTOMCAS will open in July.
TMDSAS will open in May (application specific for medical and dental schools in Texas, except for Baylor College of Medicine).
AACPMAS will open in August.

MAY

Submit transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities to the Common Application Service only after your spring grades have been posted. Utilize the Transcript Matching Form on each application service site.
HPAO does not forward transcripts at all.

JUNE 1-AUGUST 31

HPAO moves to VERY limited walk-in hours. Be aware of this and PLAN AHEAD!

JUNE-early JULY

For best consideration, HPAO recommends submitting application(s) to the common application service by this time.

In order to utilize the HPAO Committee Process, all applicants must release common application to the HPAO Advisor.

June 1 by 4:30pm

Deadline to submit letters of recommendation via veCollect.

JULY-SEPTEMBER

Complete and submit secondary applications to schools within 2-3 weeks of receiving them.

As you complete secondaries, request that the HPAO forward your Committee Letter packet to schools by locking your veCollect Quiver and submitting a Letters Form.

JULY 15

Priority Applicants- In order to guarantee a Committee Letter by August 15, the following items must be completed by this date:

  • All individual letters of recommendation must be uploaded to veCollect
  • Common application must be fully processed
  • Test scores must be submitted to the HPAO (June 17 testers will receive their scores July 18. This will be accepted for priority applicants.)
  • Interview scheduled and conducted in a timely way

AUGUST 1

Last date to schedule mock interview appointments for all those who met the May 9th deadline.

AUGUST 3

First attempt at MCAT or DAT must be made by August 3 to utilize the 2018 Committee Process. Retakes may be taken after this date.

AUGUST 4

Last date to submit AMCAS, AACOMAS and AADSAS and still utilize the HPAO Committee Process.

OCTOBER 15

Last date to initiate a letters forwarding request for 2017 applications.

DECEMBER

Send fall transcript and updates to schools still considering your application(refer first to school-specific information concerning updates, as some schools do not acept them). See a health professions advisor if you have not heard from schools.

2018

FEBRUARY

Update HPAO on your application status and any acceptances.

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