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 We want to be sure that applying to our veterinary program is as seamless and transparent as possible. Use the guidelines below and see "CSA Application Information" link below under "Necessary Applications" to ensure you complete all the necessary steps.

DVM Program Entrance Requirements

​(Includes International Applicants, see section below)​​​​​​​​


 Necessary Applications


 Important Deadlines

  • August 11, 2017 Last day to take the GRE Exam
  • September 15, 2017
    Official transcripts received at VMCAS
  • September 15, 2017 - 10pm MDT
    VMCAS Application & Fee
    CSA Application & Fee
    GRE (V,Q,A) self-reported scores
    VMCAS LORs (3)
  • July 15, 2018 (if offer/alternate status) Receipt of final transcript showing completion of any remaining prerequisites
  • July 15, 2018 (if enrolled in a graduate program at time of application) Receipt of Graduate Program Release Letter 

 DVM Admissions Contact

(24 hour reply)​

1. Veterinary Course Requirements

Complete the necessary prerequisite courses with a grade of C- or​ above. You can apply and be admitted under provisional admission before completing all required courses. The course substitution request form can be found here.

2. Transcripts

Applicants should send official transcripts to VMCAS before September 1, 2017. VMCAS will perform Transcript Verification on all submitted VMCAS applications. (See Application Procedures for details).

3. GRE Scores

Take the GRE General Test before August 11, 2017. The Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical scores are required. Test scores earlier than August 1, 2012 will not be accepted. The self-reported/unofficial scores must be entered into the Colorado Supplemental Application (CSA) for a successful submission of the application. Official scores should be received at CSU before October 31. (See Application Procedures for details).

4. VMCAS Application & Fee

Submit the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) before September 15.

5. Colorado Supplemental Application (CSA) & Fee

Submit the CSA September 15. (See Application Procedures for details).​

6. VMCAS Letters of Recommendation (LOR)

You will need to submit three VMCAS LOR's, as part of the VMCAS Application before September 15. 

7. Interviews   

Candidates selected to interview will be invited to participate in the interview process, these notifications will be sent in late December. Completing the interview is required to be considered for a position in the DVM program. Interviews will be held on January 13-14, 2018. (See Application Procedures for details).

8. Graduate Program Release Letter

If you are made an offer/alternate status, and you are enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, you must submit a Graduate Program Release Letter before July 15, 2018 from your major adviser or department head indicating approval of your application to the DVM Program. (See Application Procedures for details).

9Review the DVM Program Essential Functions​ document so you are familiar with expectations for completing our program.

International Applicants

We welcome international applicants - Please review the additional requirements below:

1. Take the TOEFL examination

The TOEFL examination is required for all international applicants from a country whose primary language is not English. The minimum TOEFL score for unconditional admission is 565 (paper-based), 86 (internet-based) or 6.5 (IELTS). Official scores must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service. Please have the testing center send official scores to CSU (University code 4075, dept 0617). 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. For more information, please see information posted by the CSU Graduate School-Graduate Bulletin-Admissions Requirements + Procedures, PLAN C

2. International Transcripts

All international transcripts (to include Canada) must be processed through a transcript evaluation service. Only electronically submitted World Education Services (WES)​ evaluations will be accepted by VMCAS and must be received at VMCAS before September 15. (See Application Procedures for details).​

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