Admission in Advanced Standing

For students enrolled in an MD degree program at other medical colleges to be eligible for admission in advanced standing, the College of Medicine's policy is to consider only those individuals who:

  • have been, and are in, good standing at their medical school
  • have completed all their basic sciences in a Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical college in the United States
  • seek admission into the beginning of the clinical years (year three of our medical program)
  • have maintained good academic standing
  • are making normal curricular progress where they are enrolled and are eligible for continuation there
  • are residents of the state of Texas
  • have well-founded personal reasons for wishing to transfer

Admission is competitive and the number admitted depends on the availability of places, faculty and facilities. There is no specific number of places set aside for advanced standing candidates.

General Requirements

Eligible candidates must submit:

  • a personal letter providing well-founded reasons for seeking transfer and requesting transfer by Dec. 1 of the year preceding enrollment, 
  • a letter of evaluation and support from the associate dean for student affairs (or a person in a comparable position) at the medical school where the candidate is enrolled by Dec. 1 of the year preceding enrollment
  • letters of evaluation from at least two members of the faculty in the basic sciences by Dec. 1
  • a completed application and filing fee of $60 by Dec. 1 of the year of proposed enrollment
  • official transcripts from all undergraduate colleges, graduate schools and medical colleges attended by Jan. 15
  • official MCAT scores

For candidates to be considered for enrollment in advanced standing, they must have completed Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) prior to enrollment in advanced standing, and must have interviewed with three members of the admissions committee. Candidates are likely to be accepted to enroll if they meet the general requirements listed above, have satisfactorily completed the basic science course content required of first- and second-year medical students at the College of Medicine, completed a criminal background check with results deemed favorable and gained approval from the admissions committee.

Students Not Eligible For Admission In Advanced Standing

  • individuals who have been dismissed or who have withdrawn from their medical colleges
  • individuals who have completed all their premedical or medical school work in a foreign country
  • individuals who have completed their preclinical years at a medical school not accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME)
  • individuals from related professions such as dentistry, or those who have completed the basic medical sciences in a graduate program (these individuals may apply as first-year medical students.)

Advanced Standing Application

Eligible candidates must apply to the College of Medicine through the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) in Austin, Texas. The application materials may be obtained only after the applicant has been notified of eligibility.


If you have any questions concerning admission, address them to:


Associate Dean of Admissions

Texas A&M College of Medicine
Office of Admissions
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, Texas 77807-3260
979.436.0097 FAX


Assistant Dean of Admissions

Texas A&M College of Medicine
Office of Admissions
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508
254.724.0244 FAX