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Standardized Tests

When you apply for the DVM degree program at Cornell, you can take either:

  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) 
  • The Medical College Application Test (MCAT)

The deadline to submit all test scores for this DVM application cycle is September 15, 2017.                (Note: VMCAS Application Deadline Extension September 29, 2017)

GRE Info:

  • GREs are administered by the Educational Testing Service
  • VCMAS now collects GRE scores and adds them to your application to Cornell. The College Code for Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine/VMCAS is 7873.
  • We use the Verbal score & percentile and the Quantitative score & percentile only. 
  • You can take the exam more than once. We will use the best verbal score and the best quantitative score (and they do not need to be from the same test). 
  • Scores cannot be more than 5 years old.
  • If you did not request your scores to be sent to us when taking the test, please contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to request your scores using the VMCAS- Cornell College Code (7873)
  • For the Early Acceptance Program and Transfer Applicants, Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine's College Code for the GRE's is 2549. 

MCAT Info:

Advanced Placement

  • If you took an Advanced Placement (AP) test for Chemistry and/or Physics you will need to have the College Board send your scores directly to the Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  The College of Veterinary Medicine's AP College Code is 4818.

Test of English for a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

International applicants must submit a Test of English for a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score if educated in a country English is not the first, official language.  The minimum scores required are 600 (paper-based); 100 (Internet-based); or 250 (computer-based). 

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