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Application & Timetable

Application Information

The DVM program application process typically begins in May, a year prior to enrolling. Only one application is required for admission, provided by the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VCMAS).

The VMCAS collects:

  • Biographical data
  • Academic information
  • Animal experiences
  • Veterinary experiences
  • Evaluator information
  • Essays, etc. 
  • Three electronic letters of evaluation (eLors)
  • Official transcripts
  • Official GRE Scores

VMCAS APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION SEPTEMBER 29th due to recent hurricanes.  This also includes all supporting documents.  

Application InstructionsCornell Veterinary student with shelter dogs

Tracking page:  Once you begin your VMCAS Application, you will establish a Cornell tracking page, where we will communicate with you throughout the application process (including your admissions decision). The tracking page shows:

  • AP (optional)
  • GRE scores (received)
  • MCAT (optional)
  • Dean's Certification 
  • NYS Residency Form
  • Prerequisite Substitution Form

We recommend you check your tracking page often!

How to Apply-At a Glance:

When:

Send To:

What:

May - Sept 15 (2017)

Deadline Extension September 29, 2017

VMCAS

Complete and Submit VMCAS Application

May - Sept 15 (2017)

Deadline Extension September 29, 2017

VMCAS

VMCAS eLors (electronic Letters of Evaluation)

May - Sept 15 (2017)

Deadline Extension September 29, 2017

VMCAS

Official Transcripts from All Colleges Attended

May - Sept 15 (2017)

Deadline Extension September 29, 2017

Cornell Vet Admissions​

MCAT scores (optional)

May - Sept 15 (2017)

Deadline Extension September 29, 2017

VMCAS

GRE Scores

May - Sept 15 (2017)

Deadline Extension September 29, 2017

Cornell Vet Admissions

New York Residents - NY Residency Form

May - Sept 15 (2017)

Deadline Extension September 29, 2017

Cornell Vet Admissions

International Applicants- TOEFL

May - Sept 15 (2017)

Deadline Extension September 29, 2017

VMCAS WES Credit/Grade Conversion Report if education outside US

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