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2020 VMCAS and CSA Now Closed

The 2020 Veterinary Medical College Application Service and Colorado Supplemental Application are now closed. Please email dvmadmissions@colostate.edu with any questions about your application.

How to Apply

Required Materials

  • Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) and Fee
    • Three Letters of Reference
  • Colorado Supplemental Application (CSA) and Fee
  • GRE Scores (Self-Reported/Unofficial)
  • GRE Scores (Official)
  • TOEFL Scores (Required for all international applicants from a country whose primary language is not English.)

Application Process

step 1
step 2

Complete Your VMCAS Application

  • Application fee: Calculated based on the number of colleges to which you are applying.
  • Transcripts: All transcripts must be received by VMCAS by September 1 to allow for verification.
    • International transcripts (including Canada): Must be electronically processed through the World Education Services credential evaluation and received at VMCAS before September 17. WES will expedite your request for an additional fee. If all transcripts are not received at VMCAS before September 17, your application will not be verified.
  • Three letters of recommendation: We suggest selecting one veterinarian, one academic source, and one employment source, but to ultimately select recommenders with whom you are most comfortable – with at least one being from a veterinarian.
step 3

Complete Your CSA

  • Application fee: An $80 fee must be paid by credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) at the time of submission.
  • GRE Scores (Self-Reported/Unofficial): The General Test (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) is required.
    • Test scores must be from within the last five years (test scores earlier than August 1, 2014, will not be accepted).
    • Schedule your test on or before August 12, 2019 so you can self-report your Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical unofficial scores on the CSA before the deadline September 17, 2019 at 10 p.m. MDT.
  • GRE Scores (Official): Send test scores to VMCAS (using code VMCAS 2187) through Educational Testing Service (ETS). Scores must be requested by September 17, 2019 and received by VMCAS by September 30, 2019.
  • TOEFL Scores: Send test scores to CSU (using code 4075) through Educational Testing Service (ETS). Required for all international applicants from a country whose primary language is not English. Students are exempted from the TOEFL requirement if the official language of their country is English or they have recently earned a degree at an American university.

If you would like to apply to a special degree program, including the Alaska Collaborative Veterinary Program, any of the combined programs (D.V.M. – M.B.A., D.V.M. – M.P.H., D.V.M. – M.S.A., D.V.M. – M.S.T., D.V.M. – Ph.D.), or the Food Animal Veterinary Career Incentive Program (FAVCIP), complete the additional essay/section within the CSA.

Application Timeline

VMCAS opens
CSA opens
Last day to take GRE
Submit course substitution request
Recommended date for transcript submission to VMCAS to ensure verification
Transcripts must be received VMCAS
Documents required for resolution of tuition classification (residency/domicile) issues and/or legal disciplinary items

Submit documents to CSU Graduate Admissions

VMCAS Application due
CSA due
Deadline to submit WICHE residency applications for residency certification (WICHE eligible applicants only)
Candidates notified for an invite to interview or a deny status
Interviews
Interviews
Approximate date to release decisions
Deadline to accept/decline an offer
Receipt of final transcript due
  • For candidates with offer/alternate status
  • Transcript must show successful completion of any provisional/required prerequisites
Orientation week for 2020 matriculating class

Application Resources

Transfer Students

We consider transfer applicants to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program when space is available. Because the curriculum from one school rarely matches that of another, a transfer usually involves loss of time, commonly a year. All transfer students will be classified as non-sponsored regardless of his or her state of residency.

Ready to apply?

Complete the VMCAS

Application now open.

Complete the CSA

Application now open.