Application Services, Links and Dates


Doctor Osteopathic Medicine


  • May 4, 2017:  AACOMAS 2018 application open for submissions
  • June 15, 2017: Colleges begin receiving and processing applications
  • Academic Update (Coursework) Periods:
         September 1, 2017 - October 13, 2017
         December 14, 2017 - February 15, 2018
         March 15, 2018 - April 13, 2018
  • AACOMAS Grade Conversion for Application
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine AACOM
  • Application Fee Assistance


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)


Doctor of Dental Medicine or Dental Surgery

(DDS or DMD)


Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine



Doctor of Allopathic Medicine



Physician Assistant



Masters of Occupational Therapy (OT)


Doctor of Optometry (OD)


Doctor of Physical Therapy


  • Jun 29, 2017 (by 5:00 pm ET): PTCAS launches the 2017-2018 application
  • July 30, 2017: Last day for early decision applicants to take GRE; Request scores
  • Aug 15, 2017: PTCAS Early Decision Deadline for Applicants
  • Sep 25, 2017:  Programs must submit admission decisions on all early decision applicants
  • Academic Update (Course Work) Periods:

                     December 11, 2017: Academic Update opens

                      January 15, 2018: Academic update priority Deadline

                      Feb 15, 2018 (11:59 pm ET):  Academic Update Closes

  • May 15, 2018: Applicants can no longer create/submit a new PTCAS application


Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

  *IMPORTANT: Dates may be subject to change*


Masters of

Public Health

Because each school/ program has its own deadline, SOPHAS outlines a suggested application timeline

At least 3 months prior to deadline

Applicant has researched public health school and programs’ deadlines, reference requirements, prerequisites, and other regulations and is ready to begin the application. The applicant has informed their references of the process and they have agreed to participate.

At least 10-12 weeks prior to deadline

The application has been created and the “Colleges and Universities Attended” and “References” sections have been completed.  Applicant has requested that transcripts be sent to SOPHAS directly from their schools and have confirmed with their references that they have received the online reference request via e-mail. Additional copies of transcripts have been requested to be sent to the applicant directly to aid them in filling out the “coursework” section.

At least 6-8  weeks prior to deadline

Applicant is filling out application, including coursework and personal essay(s). Applicant is monitoring application for receipt of transcripts and letters of reference.

At least 4 weeks prior to deadline

SOPHAS application has been submitted and all transcripts, payments, and at least two letters of reference have posted to the SOPHAS application. The application has received a complete date and is in line for verification. Applicant is monitoring application status regularly and following up on any incomplete or undelivered statuses until application is “verified.”

Application Fee Assistance


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine



Texas programs

for medical, dental and veterinary medicine

Pre-Professional Advising 201 Hannah Hall

(248) 370-4464