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 It's tough waiting around for responses to your application to the DVM Program. Use the guidelines below to determine when and how you will hear from the admissions committee.

DVM Program Communication Process


 Necessary Applications


1. Getting Started

Once the application is open, you will be able to create an account using the link to the Colorado Supplemental Application (CSA). Please create only one account per application cycle. Once your account is created, you can then start an application.

2. All Updates and Notifications 

Once you have submitted your CSA, all updates will occur via your Application Status portal page.   

3. Phased Admissions Process

The Office of Veterinary Admissions has a Phased Admissions evaluation and notification process which has been divided into four phases. This will provide applicants with an estimate of when they might expect to be notified about their admission status. The phases are as follows:  

  • Phase One: late September - Notification and denial of applicants who have an incomplete application. These are applicants who did not submit the VMCAS Application; Colorado Supplemental Application; associated application fees; and/or the VMCAS LORs by the deadline.

  • Phase Two: late December - This phase involves three reviews. Applicants will be notified of either a deny status or an invite-to-interview in late December. 

  • the Early Academic Review, is a review of applications with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or less, some applicants will be denied and some will move forward to the DVM Review.

  • the Combined Program Review, is a review of applicants for the MBA/DVM, MPH/DVM, MSA/DVM, MST/DVM, PhD/DVM, or the UAF/CSU program(s). All combined program applicants will additionally be reviewed in the DVM Review. 

  • the DVM Review, is a review of applicants in either the Colorado, Nonsponsored, or WICHE pool.

  • Phase Three: mid-January - Candidates invited to interview will participate in the interview process using the MMI format​. The interview process will be held on January 14-15, 2017 (Sat-Sun).  All invited applicants will be required to complete the interview to be considered for the DVM Program.  Admissions decisions will be based on a combined rank of the application score (50%) and the interview score (50%).

  • Phase Four: mid-February - Applicants who complete the interview process will be notified they have been denied, selected as an alternate, or offered a position in the DVM Program or one of the Combined Programs. 

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