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Applying to Texas Schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by fortheart, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. fortheart

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    Currently, I'm studying at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania for my undergraduate degree. As most others, I'm quite interested in applying to the three Texas dental schools.
    I am eligible for Texas residency since one of my parents has been living in Texas for a number of years now, however I have been studying in Pennsylvania for both high school and college.

    Would the office of admissions look negatively at the fact that I'm a resident, yet I've have not attended high school/undergrad in Texas?

    I would think it wouldn't matter, but after I viewed a number of posts made by others who are applying to Texas schools, and it seems that Baylor (which is one of my top choices) tends to pick more students who attended undergrad there compared to other Texas colleges (not to mention the fact that I haven't even attended college in Texas.)
     
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  3. crew09

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    For tuition purposes, each TX school has different requirements when it's not the norm. Your best bet is to email/call each school to understand what your classification would be.
     
  4. slm266

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    To determine your residency, they will ask you questions such as:

    Were you born in tx?
    Did you graduate HS in tx?
    Have you lived in tx for the past year?
    Do you own residential property in tx?
    Have you been gainfully employed in tx for the past year?

    Can you answer yes to any of these questions? I assume you're over 18, and simply having a relative (other than a spouse) in tx doesn't qualify you as a resident.
     
  5. slm266

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    Schools don't care about the details as long as you qualify as a resident.

    During which years of your life did you live in Texas?
     

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