|Frequently Asked Questions: OSU DVM application process|
OSU DVM application process
Applications must be received on or before October 2 through VMCAS.
Eligible applicants must have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.8
No. While we prefer that applicants have the majority of all required coursework completed at the time of application, pending coursework may be completed throughout the application process. However, all required coursework must be completed prior to June 1 of the year of matriculation, if admitted. (Year of matriculation is the year you enter the DVM program.)
We require three letters of reference, one of which must be from a veterinarian with whom you have worked and who can evaluate your potential as a veterinarian. The other categories of references are only suggestions for the remaining two letters.
You do not mail the letters. Letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically through VMCAS. http://www.aavmc.org/Students-Applicants-and-Advisors/Veterinary-Medical-College-Application-Service.aspx
It means if you are enrolled at ANY college for Fall and Spring classes, not just at OSU. In order to keep your file active, we must receive a transcript from you once each semester’s grades have been posted.
Admission decisions are made the first week of March.
Transcripts should be sent in at the time of application – October 2. If you are currently enrolled when submitting your application, you must send an updated transcript once that semester has been completed and grades have been posted.
OSU-Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Yes. We must have an official transcript from every college or university you have attended.
Even if grades from one college or university are reported on a later transcript, we still require an official transcript from every university attended.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Questions:
January 15 of the year of matriculation is the deadline for all GREs to be received. It typically takes GRE/ETS 4-6 weeks after the test is taken to successfully send the results so we highly encourage you to take the GRE no later than November 30th to meet this deadline.
No. We only accept the General GRE.
Yes. You can take the General GRE once a month as many times as you would like. The highest score will be used when the GRE has been taken more than once.
The GRE institution code for OSU-CVHS is 6558.
Yes. You can take it through OSU Correspondence Education. http://is.okstate.edu/ Other schools offering Animal Nutrition via distance learning include Rutgers, Purdue, Kansas State, Oregon State and North Carolina State.
Credit earned through advanced standing is acceptable, although it is not used in the computation of the grade point average. Official credit earned from the AP exam must be reflected on your undergraduate transcripts.
Credit hours may vary by institution. Example of acceptable discrepancies: Microbiology & Lab at OSU are worth 5 credit hours combined. At another institution Microbiology includes a lab and is worth 4 credit hours.
As long as you complete the prerequisite coursework, your major does not matter. The most common majors are Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Physiology & Zoology.
Yes. Courses have to be taken within eight years of the year of application.
We have 82 seats. Oklahoma residents fill 58 and 24 are filled with non-residents.
No. This varies and is not an accurate reflection in determining chances of being admitted.
No. Students may complete their pre-veterinary coursework at any accredited college or university.
No. The OSU Legacy program is not available for CVHS students.
No. Currently we only interview resident applicants.
Information regarding residency can be found at: http://registrar.okstate.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id= 4&Itemid=76 or call 405-744-6876
No. The only way to change residency after acceptance is to have already been set to marry an established Oklahoma resident after beginning the OSU DVM program.