In selecting applicants for admission, the Admissions Committee will consider both quantitative (grade point averages, standardized test scores, and completion of degree) and qualitative factors (background, experience, letters of reference/recommendation). In addition to academic ability, other matters of special importance include experience with animals, knowledge of the veterinary profession and its array of careers, employment history and work experience. Extracurricular activities and leadership in student and/or community organizations, recommendations from those who know the applicant in an educational or work environment, and written and verbal communication skills are also important.
- Quantitative Score - The quantitative portion of the admission score is based on a formula that generates approximately 70% of the total admission score for all applicants. Grades, test scores, and academic rigor are used to calculate the quantitative score.
- Qualitative Score - The qualitative portion of the admission process generates the remaining portion of the applicant's score. Residents receive a score based on evaluation of their file and personal interview with members of the Admissions Committee. Interviews for resident applicants are not automatically granted and are by invitation from the Admissions Committee. The interview is designed to evaluated the applicant's communication skills and to estimate his/her suitability for any of several career options available in veterinary medicine. The nonresidents' qualitative score is based on file review by members of the Admissions Committee. Personal interviews are not required of nonresident applicants.