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The first step toward becoming a student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is completing an online application. Which online application you should complete depends on which professional career you are interested in pursuing. Some UTHSC academic programs require that you apply through one of the centralized application services. All other UTHSC academic programs require that you apply through the UTHSC online application. The following sections describe both options.

Option 1: Centralized Application Service Approach

At present, eight programs use centralized application services.

  • Medicine – Apply to AMCASexternal link icon
    (American Medical College Application Service)
  • Pharmacy – Apply to PharmCASexternal link icon
    (Pharmacy College Application Service)
  • Physical Therapy – Apply to PTCASexternal link icon
    (Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service)
  • Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology – Apply to CSDCASexternal link icon
    (Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service)
  • Occupational Therapy – Apply to OTCasexternal link icon
    (Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service)
  • Dentistry – Apply to AADSASexternal link icon
    (Associated American Dental Schools Application Service)
  • Physicians Assistant – Apply to CASPAexternal link icon
    (Central Application Service for Physician Assistants)
  • Dental Hygiene – Apply to DHCASexternal link icon

To become an applicant to the UTHSC, you must select The University of Tennessee Health Science Center as part of your application process.

Admission to a UTHSC program through a centralized application service includes two components:

  1. Web-based, centralized application component
    • Complete the centralized application (i.e., AMCAS, etc.) as instructed.
    • During this part of the process, you will be asked to provide all the information and documentation required for your review and (hopefully) acceptance into the program of your choice.
  2. After acceptance, packet component
    • Once you have been accepted by the program of your choice, you must provide additional information and documentation required by the UTHSC for admission.
    • We refer to this part of the process as the "packet component" since all the materials are to be submitted in a single envelope or "packet".
    • The packet component includes official transcripts from all the schools you have attended since high school, including grades in all the classes required by the program to which you have been accepted, as well as other materials required by your program (e.g., professional licenses, certifications, etc.).
    • The first page in the packet should be a completed Application Packet CHECKLIST.
    • The packet component should be submitted in one envelope to:
      The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

      Office of Enrollment Services
      910 Madison Avenue, Suite 520
      Memphis, TN 38163
    • Final transcripts from all schools attended must be submitted on or before the official start date for your program.

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Option 2: UTHSC Online Application Approach

Application to UTHSC programs other than those listed under “Option 1” should be made through the UTHSC Web Application.

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After completing the Web Application: The packet component of the UTHSC application

  • The packet component is an essential part of your UTHSC application, without which your application will not be reviewed.
  • The packet is intended to include all supporting documentation that cannot be submitted electronically.
  • This includes the Application Packet CHECKLIST, official transcripts, official test scores, a proposed plan of study (if you have not yet completed all pre-professional courses), and in some cases other program-specific documentation.
  • The packet component should be submitted in one envelope to:

    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Office of Enrollment Services
    910 Madison Avenue, Suite 520
    Memphis, TN 38163
  • All application materials for all programs must be submitted on or before the application deadline for the program to which you are applying.

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