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.
Applicants should send official transcripts to VMCAS before September 1, 2013.(Fall transcripts to VMCAS by February 1, 2014.) Beginning with the 2014 application cycle, VMCAS will perform Transcript Verification on all submitted VMCAS applications. (See Application Procedures for details).
3. GRE Scores
Take the GRE General Test before September 27. The Verbal and Quantitative scores are required test scores earlier than October 1, 2008 will not be accepted. The self-reported (unofficial) scores are required for a successful submission of the Colorado Supplemental Application. Official scores should be received at CSU before November 30. (See Application Procedures for details).
4. VMCAS Application & Fee
Fill out an application using the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) before October 2.
5. Colorado Supplemental Application (CSA) & Fee
The CSA must be completed before October 2. Learn more about the CSA on the DVM Application Procedures page.
6. Letters of Recommendation (VMCAS e-LOR & ETS PPI)
Important: Colorado State University’s (CSU) veterinary admissions process requires the ETS® Personal Potential Index. All applicants will need to request three recommenders to submit a VMCAS e-LOR AND an ETS PPI web-based evaluation (for inclusion in the ETS PPI Evaluation Report).
7. 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 release letter before January 20 from your major adviser or department head indicating approval of your application to the DVM Degree Program. (See Application Procedures for details).
Additional steps are required for International applicants:
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 550 (paper-based), 80(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). 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.
2. International Transcripts
All international transcripts (to include Canada) must be processed through a Transcript Evaluation Service. Applicants should use the interpreted grades in filling out the list of courses and grades on the VMCAS Application.