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2025 VMCAS Now Open

The 2025 Veterinary Medical College Application Service is now open. The 2025 Colorado Supplemental Application will open in June.

How to apply

step 1

Complete Your VMCAS Application

The Veterinary Medical Application Service (VMCAS) is the centralized application service for Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Application fee: Calculated based on the number of colleges to which you are applying.
  • All prerequisite courses – including in-progress courses – must be included in your VMCAS application at submission. Courses must be matched to prerequisites in the VMCAS application. This includes completed, in-progress, and future courses you plan to take. If a course is not matched to a prerequisite in an application, it will be assumed you have not and do not intend to take the required prerequisite and your application will not be further reviewed.
  • Three letters of recommendation (with at least one from a veterinarian): We suggest selecting one veterinarian, one academic source, and one employment source, but to ultimately select recommenders with whom you are most comfortable.
  • Transcripts: All transcripts must be received by VMCAS by September 1 to allow for verification. Your VMCAS application status must be “verified” to move forward in our application review. Regardless of the reason, unverified applications will not be reviewed. If all transcripts are not received at VMCAS before September 16, your application will not be verified.
step 2

Complete Your Colorado Supplemental Application (CSA)

Some participating VMCAS institutions require a supplemental application and/or fee. The Colorado Supplemental Application is required for application to Colorado State University’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program.

A non-refundable $80 fee must be paid by credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) at the time of submission.

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.

Once the VMCAS and CSA applications are submitted, you cannot modify your application. Please do not send application materials or transcripts outside the application; only what is included in your application will be reviewed.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are not required, nor will they be considered.

2025 Application Timeline

VMCAS opens
Colorado Supplemental Application (CSA) opens
Last day to submit course substitution request

Complete the course substitution request form

Recommended date for transcripts to be received by VMCAS to ensure verification
Transcripts must be received VMCAS
Documents required for resolution of tuition classification (residency/domicile) issues and/or legal disciplinary items due
VMCAS Application due
CSA due
Deadline to submit WICHE residency applications for residency certification (WICHE eligible applicants only)

More information about WICHE certification

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 2025 matriculating class

Exact dates to be announced

2024 Application Timeline

Receipt of final transcript due
  • For candidates with offer/alternate status
  • Transcript must show successful completion of any provisional/required prerequisites
Orientation week for 2024 matriculating class

Exact dates to be announced

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.

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International Applicants

International transcripts must be electronically processed through the World Education Services (WES) credential evaluation and received at VMCAS before September 16.

WES-evaluated transcripts are required for all international schools (including French-speaking Canadian institutions). Transcripts from English-speaking Canadian institutions do not require WES evaluation, but they must be accompanied by a U.S. equivalency conversion/key if not already listed in this format. We recommend submitting to the WES translation service at least one month before the VMCAS deadline.

Please request a course-by-course U.S. equivalency credential evaluation report with grades. This report should be sent directly from WES to VMCAS. Because WES evaluations can take a few weeks to process, contact WES as early as possible to avoid processing delays. WES will expedite your request for an additional fee.

The TOEFL examination is required for all international applicants from a country in which the primary language is not English. Students are exempted from the TOEFL requirement if the official language of their country is English, they have recently earned a degree at an American university, or they are from Puerto Rico or an English-speaking Canadian territory. Send test scores to CSU (using code 4075) through Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Foreign Graduate Clinical Training

Due to capacity limitations, we do not accept applicants for training opportunities necessary for Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification, National Examining Board (NEB) certification, Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE®) certification, or other certification programs for graduates of international, non-accredited veterinary programs.

Ready to apply?

Complete the VMCAS

Application deadline is September 16, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Complete the CSA

Application will open late June 2024.

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