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DVM Admissions

Application Process

Applications are processed by the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). The NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine requires applicants to complete both the VMCAS application and an NC State Supplemental Application. The application window opens in May and closes in September. Applications are reviewed in the fall with decisions made in winter. Admitted applicants have until April 15th each year to accept an offer of admission.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review VMCAS and NC State admissions requirements before submitting an application.

NOTE: All application materials become property of the NC State CVM Student Services Office upon submission. Applicants will not be provided access to materials at any point during or after the admissions cycle. If an applicant is admitted and matriculates to the NC State CVM, then relevant FERPA regulations apply.

DEADLINES

VMCAS - September 15 at 11:59pm ET of the admissions cycle year

NC State supplemental application - September 16 at 1:00pm ET of the admissions cycle year

VMCAS Application

The application, supporting documentation and fee must be submitted to VMCAS by September 15, 2015 at 11:59pm ET. VMCAS highly recommends that applicants apply by September 1. Early submission of the application and credentials allows the applicant to verify the receipt of materials before the deadline. Transcripts should be submitted to VMCAS by August 15, 2015 (due the verification process).

SEND TRANSCRIPTS TO:

VMCAS – Transcripts

P.O. Box 9126

Watertown, MA 02471

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 transcripts (if enrolled) should be sent to:

NC State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Student Services Office
1060 William Moore Drive
Box 8401
Raleigh, NC 27607

Applications will be available to file electronically through VMCAS beginning in May 2015. VMCAS requires the submission of electronic letters of recommendation to aid in the efficiency of the application process.

It is recommended that applicants review the VMCAS Service Page to learn tips under such headings as "Before Applying," "Application Resources," "School Information," and "Applicant Checklist" before submitting an application.

Information for 2016 ADMISSIONS CYCLE

 

**Contact information for VMCAS:

PHONE: 617-612-2884
FAX: 617-612-2051

EMAIL: vmcasinfo@vmcas.org

 

***SEND TRANSCRIPTS TO:

VMCAS – Transcripts

P.O. Box 9126

Watertown, MA 02471

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 transcripts (if enrolled) should be sent to:

NC State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Student Services Office
1060 William Moore Drive
Box 8401
Raleigh, NC 27607

Please check here for more information on the VMCAS transcript verification process.

2016 ADMISSIONS CYCLE REMINDER

NOTE: VMCAS Application closes promptly at 11:59pm ET on September 15, 2015.

 

Supplemental Application

09/16/2015 - Wednesday - 1pm EDT-- Supplemental Application Window closes. Save and submit before the deadline.

May 13, 2015 - Supplemental Application Window opens.

The supplemental application opens online on May 13, 2015. The supplemental application deadline for the 2016 admissions cycle is September 16, 2015 at 1:00pm Eastern Daylight Time.

It is the applicant's responsibility to access the supplemental application and submit it online by the deadline. It is also the applicant's responsibility to pay the non-refundable $60.00 supplemental application fee when the supplemental application is complete and prior to the deadline. Instructions regarding the online fee payment are included with the supplemental application.

It’s extremely important that applicants maintain a valid email address that will accept email from our account. Hotmail and MSN accounts often reject mail from NC State University. It is the applicant's responsibility to monitor his/her e-mail account. Failure to receive e-mail that has been properly sent by the Student Services Office will not be considered as an excuse for missing deadlines. Additionally, it is highly recommended that applicants use professional e-mail addresses that include a first name (or initial) and a last name. Please refrain from using unique handles that are often identified as spam (i.e., iluvferrets_28@gmail.com)

Also, we recommend using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser. Applicants have experienced problems with other browsers.

Transcript Information & Deadlines

NOTE for 2016 ADMISSIONS CYCLE

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 transcripts (if enrolled) should be sent to:

NC State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Student Services Office
1060 William Moore Drive
Box 8401
Raleigh, NC 27607

DEADLINES

Official Transcripts should be submitted via VMCAS on or before August 15, 2015. This is the requested due date; not the postmark date.

Applicants completing coursework in the fall semester are required to submit fall 2015 official transcripts to NC State at the completion of the semester but no later than January 15, 2016. Due to the volume of applications received, exceptions to this deadline will not be considered.

Applicants completing courses in the spring semester of the application cycle who are offered admission must submit official transcripts to the CVM Student Services Office by June 1, 2016 showing conferral of degree, completion of courses (whether prerequisites or not), or both (if applicable).

Applicants may not complete prerequisites the summer session(s) immediately preceding matriculation (if admitted).

Graduate Record Exam*

All applicants are required to complete the Graduate Record Exam, GRE, prior to the application cycle. The test score must be received electronically by NC State University on or before September 15, 2015 at 11:59pm. Therefore, it is recommended that you take the test no later than August 15 in order for the complete scores to reach us by the September 15th deadline. Scores are sent from ETS to NC State electronically. Paper copies of GRE® scores submitted by applicants are not accepted. Scores that arrive electronically after the September 15th deadline will not be accepted.

The GRE® score is the total from the verbal, quantitative, and written analytical portions of the general test. The general portion of the test includes questions designed to measure skills and knowledge gained over a long period of time. If an applicant takes the test more than once, the highest total score is used from a single testing date, not the highest of each section.

Competitive applicants submit scores that meet or exceed the 50th percentile.

GRE® Score reporting is cumulative. Current GRE Board Policy states that your scores are reportable for 5 years (until September 15 following the fifth anniversary of your test date). Therefore, the GRE® test must have been taken within 5 years of September 15 in the year of application. All scores earned during this time will be reported to each institution you designate. For information about registering for the GRE®, contact the Educational Testing Service at 1-800-GRE-CALL or visit their web site at http://www.gre.org/.

The ETS code for NC State University is 5496 (no department code is used).

*MCAT and DAT scores will not be accepted in lieu of GRE Scores.

Applicants to the DVM Program must have reportable scores on file by the September 15th deadline.

Verify Receipt of Materials

Due to the volume of inquiries and applications, we will verify receipt of credentials (GRE scores) by e-mail only up to five days prior to the admissions deadline (September 10, 2015). Please e-mail us at cvm_dvm@ncsu.edu with your name and VMCAS ID number. We do not accept phone calls regarding the receipt of credentials.

Following the application deadline, the Student Services Office will verify receipt of credentials as part of the application verification process. This could take several weeks. Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required credentials in advance of the deadline to avoid potential delivery issues.

You may contact the Office of Student Services at cvm_dvm@ncsu.edu if you have any questions concerning the admissions process. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

Please Note: We do not verify receipt of credentials over the phone.

Where to Send Materials

All application materials must be sent directly to VMCAS except GRE scores.

Your initial official transcripts (including college courses taken while still in high school, undergraduate, graduate, study abroad, non-degree seeking, distance education or continuing education) must be sent directly to VMCAS at:

VMCAS – Transcripts

P.O. Box 9126

Watertown, MA 02471

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 transcripts (if enrolled) should be sent to:

NC State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Student Services Office
1060 William Moore Drive
Box 8401
Raleigh, NC 27607

Student Services is also able to accept official transcripts sent electronically. If this is an option for the issuing institution, please order your official transcript and have it sent electronically to: cvm_dvm@ncsu.edu. We will retrieve a certified PDF of your transcript when it is sent to us.