You’re In: What’s Next?

We will keep in touch with you every step of the way … through the offer process, the acceptance process, and the onboarding process. This page, along with email communications from UT Southwestern, will be your go-to resource for information about what to expect for your transition to medical school. We will update this page with dates, links, and to-do items as you progress toward enrolling at UT Southwestern this Fall.

Mark Your Calendar

  • MS0 (Second Look) Weekend: March 5 & 6 (we are planning for a virtual Second Look weekend, but will let you know if that changes).
  • School Starts:  August 2, 2021
  • Orientation Program: August 2-7, 2021
  • White Coat Celebration: TBD
Two potential students with a faculty member on MS0 Weekend
Potential students can take another look at UT Southwestern on MS0 Weekend.

Enrollment Checklist

We are thrilled you will be joining the Class of 2025! Between now and the start of school, there will be quite a few tasks and items you will need to complete as part of your preparation for enrollment into medical school. In the new year, will provide a helpful roadmap that will allow you to keep these requirements and deadlines in mind.

Don’t panic! You don’t need to complete these items all at once! More information with specific instructions for each task will be available throughout the summer, and you will receive a series of emails with further information on how to complete enrollment checklist items in a timely fashion. Starting in June you will also receive access to our online orientation course (D2L), which will provide many more details on completing the enrollment checklist!


The Enrollment Checklist will be updated throughout the season. Dates subject to change. Please check back regularly for updated dates & deadlines.

Enrollment Checklist 2021Due Date
Submit FAFSA, Complete Financial Aid Processing ASAP
Update Contact Information in Self-Service & Verify UT Southwestern Email Address ASAP
Start Apartment Hunting ASAP
Resolve Multiple Offers of Admissions April 30, 2021
Transition to Your UT Southwestern Email Account May 1, 2021
Send in Final College Transcript(s) ASAP; Due by July 26, 2021
Submit Immunization Documentation ASAP; Due by July 15, 2021
If Applicable, Submit Deferral Request June 1, 2021
Access Orientation Course/Website in D2L June 1, 2021
Complete AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) June 1, 2021
Complete Orientation and PRE+OP Retreat RSVP June 11, 2021
What is Your DISC Style? Complete Assessment June 11, 2021
Review Medical Instrument Guide July 1, 2020
Submit Laptop Verification Form and Purchase Laptop July 1, 2020
Sign Up for Direct Deposit (Highly Recommended) July 1, 2020
Send in Final College Transcript(s) July 27, 2020
Submit Immunization Documentation July 15, 2021
Complete Drug Screen and Background Check July 23, 2021
Complete all Training Modules July 23, 2021
Complete HIPAA (PHI) Training July 23, 2021
Complete Children’s CART Training Module July 23, 2021
Complete Parkland’s EPIC Training July 23, 2021
Complete Veterans Affairs Training July 23, 2021
Compete Title IX/Campus SaVE Act Training July 23, 2021
View Computer, Information Security Info July 23, 2021
Complete ORCID Training July 23, 2021
Financial Aid Release July 23, 2021
Complete Careers in Medicine Assessments August 2, 2021
Pay Tuition/Fees August 2, 2021
Submit Health Insurance Waiver, Purchase Disability August 2, 2021
Bring Your Passport, DL, and Social Security Card to School (Visa or Green Card, if applicable) August 2, 2021
Review Orientation Handouts on D2L August 2, 2021
Bring Money on First Day to Purchase Supplies August 2, 2021

*Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Laptop & Medical Instrument Requirements 2020-21

It is time to start thinking about the options for obtaining the laptop and medical instruments you will be using during school. All incoming medical students are required to bring a laptop to access educational materials and examinations. Now, the biggest decision confronting you is whether you wish to purchase a laptop from the University Store, buy a laptop elsewhere, or use a laptop you already own. Please closely review the following resources.

Laptop Requirements 2020-21

Please review the laptop requirements and FAQ documents to determine how you would like to obtain your laptop. If purchasing your laptop from the University Store, you can fill out a Laptop Purchase Form via the link below.

Medical Instrument Requirements 2020-21