COVID-19 Notices and Information | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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We are working in the Office of Admissions.  However, we are not providing in-office advising or campus tours as our office is still closed to the public.  If you would like to set up an advising session (virtually or by phone) or have a general question please email us at: somadm@ttuhsc.edu or call (806) 743-2297.

COVID-19 F.A.Q.

1. How will processing and review of applications be affected? 

We expect to see a minimal change beyond the delays created by the cancellation of test dates and other unforeseen timeline changes.  We will start reviewing applications as they are transmitted by the Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service (TMDSAS).  Please make sure to visit their site for the most updated application timeline.  Our holistic review process will provide us with the ability to review and process applications as we would normally do in any other cycle.  

2. Many institutions have moved courses online, how will this affect the application review process?

As an institution, we truly value the holistic review of an application.  We will continue to accept online coursework for this application cycle. TTUHSC School of Medicine will also accept pass/fail courses during this time period.

Our preference would be that courses be given a grade. If students have no other choice, we will review their coursework and make exceptions on a case-by-case basis for students that have taken courses from January 2020 through May 2020 and potentially through the summer of 2020.

3. How will interviews be impacted?

All upcoming interviews will be hosted virtually.  Interviews will begin in September 2020.  

4. Will I be overlooked if I have not taken my MCAT?

Applicants who have not yet taken the MCAT or who have not yet received their score will be eligible for an interview.  The Admissions Selection Committee will require the MCAT as part of the holistic review and decision-making process for acceptance.  Please note that TMDSAS does not require a MCAT to transmit an application.  

We will be able to review an application as long as there is an official MCAT score report that has been taken within the last 5 years.  Please follow the AAMC page on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and The MCAT Exam for the most current information. 

5. If I finish courses remotely, will these courses still meet the requirement?

Yes, as long as the coursework is officially accepted and documented on your undergraduate transcript.

6. Will there be any concessions for required coursework?

Required prerequisites will remain the same.  We will review transcripts after acceptance to determine if they are deficient on any of the required courses. We will evaluate each student on a case-by-case basis and provide them guidance on how to remedy deficiencies.

 

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School of Medicine

Office of Admissions

(806) 743 - 2297

somadm@ttuhsc.edu