Residency

Applicant Residency Status


Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine (a partnership between Washington State University - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Idaho - Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Montana State University - Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases,  and Utah State University - Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences)

With the advent of the educational partnership between Utah State University and Washington State University (Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine), the WSU supplemental application has been updated to reflect new opportunities for some of our applicants. However, these new opportunities are dependent on the applicant's state of residency. In addition, for the purposes of assessing tuition, the definition of residency varies with individual states. It is highly recommended that applicants contact the appropriate state authority for information regarding residency requirements as early in the application process as possible.

All applicants applying to the WIMU Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine MUST fill out both a VMCAS and WSU-CVM Supplemental Application. You must declare your state of residency on both the VMCAS and WSU Supplemental Application. By identifying yourself as either a Washington resident, Idaho resident, Montana resident, Utah resident, a resident of a WICHE state (Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming), or as an Out-of-Area resident, your application will be funneled through the appropriate application pool. Read the sections below that describe the application process as it pertains to your state of residency.

Utah Residents

Utah State University's partnership with Washington State University - College of Veterinary Medicine (WSU-CVM) now allows up to 20 Utah residents be admitted through the regional program. The state of Utah is no longer participating in the WICHE program. Utah residents who are selected to participate in this regional program spend their first two years in Logan, UT (USU-SVM) and the remaining two years in Pullman, WA (WSU-CVM). Utah residents CANNOT apply through the Out-of-Area non-resident pool.

Click here to download the Utah Residency Certification Form. Out-of-Area residents will not be able to change their residency once they are accepted into the program. Projected USU tuition for the 2013-2014 school year can be found here.

Washington Residents

Washington residents can only apply to the WSU-CVM (Pullman site) for the entire four years - up to 60 seats in the incoming class are reserved for Washington residents. Washington residents CANNOT apply through the Out-of-Area non-resident pool.

Washington applicants can learn about residency requirements by consulting this Web site. Projected WSU tuition for the 2013-2014 school year can be found here.

Idaho Residents

Idaho residents can only apply to the WSU-CVM (Pullman site) - 11 seats in the incoming class are reserved for Idaho residents. Idaho residents CANNOT apply through the Out-of-Area non-resident pool.

All Idaho resident applicants must fill out and submit the "Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet" -  Idaho applicants should review the state residency law and file the Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet for certification. The Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet should be submitted to:

Office of the Registrar
Attn: Chris Menter
PO Box 444260
Moscow ID 83844-4260

Projected WSU tuition for the 2013-2014 school year can be found here.

WICHE Residents (Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming)

The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is a participant and receiving school in the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) exchange program. The WICHE exchange program helps students in the above listed western states enroll in select, out-of-state professional programs not offered in their home states, as well as providing financial support for that professional program.

Applicants from WICHE states should contact the WICHE office in their home state to determine what certification requirements apply to them (see Application Procedures). Under the terms of the WICHE Compact, WICHE certified students who are admitted and ultimately selected to receive WICHE support from their state are sponsored by their home state and only pay resident tuition and fees. Students must apply to their home states for certification no later than October 15. Additional information may be obtained from:

Student Exchange Program Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
3035 Center Green Dr, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
303-541-0214
www.wiche.edu
Professional Student Exchange Program Brochure

At present, WICHE resident certified applicants who are ultimately selected to receive WICHE support from their state can only attend the four year program at the Pullman site (WSU-CVM).

Those applicants from the WICHE states who are not selected to receive WICHE support (as well as those applicants that do not receive certification through their state) will be asked on the WSU Supplemental Application whether they would like to be considered in the Out-of-Area applicant pool. There are up to 35 seats available for successful applicants in the Out-of-Area applicant pool - of which, 15-25 students will be situated at the Pullman site (WSU-CVM for all four years) and up to 10 students will spend their first two years at the Logan site (with the subsequent two years spent at the Pullman site). On the WSU Supplemental Application, you will also be asked to list your preference (not guaranteed) - Pullman site for four years or Logan site for the first two years. Out-of-Area residents accepted at the Logan site will not be able to change their residency after they are accepted into the program.

Projected 2012-2013 tuition or the Logan site can be found here. Projected 2013-2014 tuition for the Pullman site can be found here.

Out-of-Area residents

Applicants who are not residents of the states of Washington, Utah, Montana or Idaho, as well as applicants from WICHE states who either were not certified or selected to receive financial support from their state, will be considered in the Out-of-Area applicant pool. There are up to 35 seats available for successful applicants in the Out-of-Area applicant pool - of which, 15-25 students will be situated at the Pullman site (WSU-CVM for all four years) and up to 10 students will begin their first two years at the Logan site (with the subsequent two years spent at the Pullman site). On the WSU Supplemental Application, you will also be asked to list your preference (not guaranteed) - Pullman site for four years or Logan site for the first two years. Out-of-Area residents accepted at the Logan site will not be able to change their residency after they are accepted into the program.

Projected 2012-2013 tuition or the Logan site can be found here. Projected 2013-2014 tuition for the Pullman site can be found here.