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Many health professional programs use centralized application services. This means that as an applicant, you will be able to submit one (1) application to multiple schools. Even though a secondary set of applications often follows, using a centralized application service can eliminate the need to submit multiple transcripts to multiple schools, as well as filling out a number of different applications.

Application Services

This list gives you the names of existing application services. Note that some schools elect to not use these centralized application services, so you will want to check with the schools you are applying to when you inquire about their application process.

Chiropractic: ChiroCAS

Chiropractic: ChiroCAS

Chiropractic Centralized Application Service

Offered by:
Association of Chiropractic Colleges

Participation:
16 schools

Dentistry: ADEA AADSAS℠

Dentistry: ADEA AADSAS℠

ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service

Offered by:
American Dental Education Association

Participation:
61 Schools participate in AADSAS*

 

*Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)

Offered by:
Texas Medical and Dental Schools

Participation:
Most Texas schools (8 medical, 3 dental, 1 veterinary)

Health Administration, Management & Policy: HAMPCAS

Health Administration, Management & Policy: HAMPCAS

Health Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service

Offered by:
Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Participation:
30 schools

Medicine: AMCAS®

Medicine: AMCAS®

American Medical College Application Service®

Offered by:
Association of American Medical Colleges

Participation*:
140 schools and programs will participate in AMCAS.  The only exceptions are the Regular M.D programs at Texas Public Schools and the UMKC BA/MD program.

 

*Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)

Offered by:
Texas Medical and Dental Schools

Participation:
Most Texas schools (8 medical, 3 dental, 1 veterinary)

Naturopathic Medicine: NDCAS

Naturopathic Medicine: NDCAS

Naturoparthic Doctor Centralized Application Service

Offered by:
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools

Participation:
4 schools participate

Nursing: NursingCAS

Nursing: NursingCAS

Nursing's Centralized Application Service

Offered by:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Participation:
115 schools of nursing participate

Occupational Therapy: OTCAS

Occupational Therapy: OTCAS

Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service

Offered by:
Amercian Occupational Therapy Association

Participation:
68 schools participate

Optometry: OptomCAS

Optometry: OptomCAS

Optometry Centralized Application Service

Offered by:
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Participation:
21 schools and colleges

Osteopathic Medicine: AACOMAS®

Osteopathic Medicine: AACOMAS®

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Services

Offered by:
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Participation:
All osteopathic medical schools and branch campuses except UNTHSC-TCOM participate in AACOMAS. UNTHSC-TCOM is part of TMDSAS.

Pharmacy: PharmCAS

Pharmacy: PharmCAS

Pharmacy College Application Service

Offered by:
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Participation:
104 programs

Physical Therapy: PTCAS

Physical Therapy: PTCAS

Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service

Offered by:
American Physical Therapy Association

Participation:
156 programs

Physician Assistant: CASPA

Physician Assistant: CASPA

Central Application Service for Physician Assistants

Offered by:
Physician Assistant Education Association

Participation:
136 programs participate in CASPA

Podiatric Medicine: AACPMAS

Podiatric Medicine: AACPMAS

American Association of  Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service

Offered by:
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

Participation:
All 9 schools and colleges participate in AACPMAS

Public Health: SOPHAS

Public Health: SOPHAS

Schools of Public Health Application Service

Offered by:
Association of Schools of Public Health

Participation:
39 schools

Veterinary Medicine: VMCAS

Veterinary Medicine: VMCAS

Veterinary Medicine Centralized Application Service

Offered by:
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Particiation*:
All schools in the US and Canada, except 9 departments of veterinary science, 7 of comparative medicine, and 10 others

 

*Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)

Offered by:
Texas Medical and Dental Schools

Participation:
Most Texas schools (8 medical, 3 dental, 1 veterinary)