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OSU DVM application process
OSU-CVHS Supplemental - https://www3.cvhs.okstate.edu/admissions/
Both VMCAS and OSU Supplemental applications must be electronically submitted on or before October 2.
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.) Please remember all coursework re-taken to replace a grade less than C must be done by the fall semester of application.
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.
No. As long as you can complete all required pre-veterinary courses by June 1, you may apply without a Bachelor’s Degree.
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 are due to VMCAS by September 1. If you are currently enrolled when submitting your application, you must submit an updated transcript once that semester has been completed and grades have been posted no later than February 1.
All transcripts should be sent to VMCAS: https://www.aavmc.org/Students-Applicants-and-Advisors/Veterinary-Medical-College-Application-Service.aspx
Yes. VMCAS 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, VMCAS still requires an official transcript from every university attended.
December 1 of the year of matriculation is the deadline for all GREs to be received. It typically takes GRE/ETS several weeks after the test is taken to successfully send the results so we highly encourage you to take the GRE no later than November 1 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 set of scores on a particular test date 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. Both are acceptable.
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.
Physiology, Anatomy, Immunology, Reproduction, Histology, and Parasitology.
We have a maximum of 82 seats available to first year students. The class is comprised of 58 Oklahoma residents 24 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 here or call 405-744-6876
No. The only way to change residency after acceptance is to marry an established Oklahoma resident after beginning the OSU DVM program.