Admission Requirements

Pre-requisite Coursework

Physical and Biological Sciences Requirements (38 credit hours):

  • Biology, with laboratory (BIOL 1610 & 1615; BIOL 1620 & 1625) - 8 semester credit hours
  • Inorganic Chemistry, with laboratory (CHEM 1210 & 1215; CHEM 1220 & 1225) - 8 semester credit hours
  • Organic Chemistry, laboratory not required (CHEM 2310) - 4 semester credit hours
  • Biochemistry (CHEM 3700) - 3 semester credit hours
  • Mathematics (MATH 1050) - 4 semester credit hours
  • Statistics (STAT 2000) - 4 semester credit hours
  • Physics, laboratory not required ( (PHYS 2110) - 4 semester credit hours
  • Genetics, laboratory not required BIOL 3060) - 3 semester credit hours

General Education Requirements* (27 credit hours):

  • English composition/communication - 6 semester credit hours
  • Arts and Humanities/Social Science/History, etc. - 21 semester credit hours
    • *If an applicant has received or will receive a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation, the General Education Requirements are considered fulfilled regardless of credit hours.

Recommended:

  • Principles of Animal Genetics (ADVS 4560 or BIO 3060)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (ADVS 2200 or HEAL 1500)
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology (BIOL 3090)

Applications

Submission of a complete Veterinary Medical College Application Service application by the VMCAS application deadline.

Assessment

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The submission of GRE scores is not required for this application.

Situational Judgement Assessment

As part of the holistic evaluation process, a competency assessment such as CASPer may be utilized to assess an applicant's proficiency, understanding, and capability across various personal and professional qualities.

Grade Point Averages

Cumulative GPA: 2.9

GPA in Science and Math Courses: 3.1

For your application, it is necessary to have completed the math and science prerequisite courses within the 10 years leading up to the application deadline. Additionally, during the fall and spring semesters of the application cycle, you should have no more than five math and science prerequisite courses that are still pending completion.

Interview Pathway

  1. VMCAS application quantitative screening.
  2. Pre-professional assessment.
  3. Qualitative and holistic screening by an independent external review agency (e.g., KiraTalent).
  4. File review by an admissions committee (resident, non-resident).
  5. Interviews (live for residents; asynchronous for non-residents).
  6. Final review and selection by admissions team.