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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 June and closes in October. 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.


VMCAS - October 2 at 1:00pm ET of the admissions cycle year

NC State supplemental application - October 2 at 1:00pm ET of the admissions cycle year

VMCAS Application

The application, supporting documentation and fee must be submitted to VMCAS by October 2, 2014 at 1:00pm 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 September 1, 2014 (due to a new verification process).


VMCAS – Transcripts

P.O. Box 9126

Watertown, MA 02471

Applications will be available to file electronically through VMCAS beginning in June 2014. 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 2015 ADMISSIONS CYCLE


**Contact information for VMCAS:

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




VMCAS – Transcripts

P.O. Box 9126

Watertown, MA 02471

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

Supplemental Application



NOTE: Application closes promptly at 1pm ET on October 2, 2014.


10/02/2014 - Wednesday - 1pm EDT-- Supplemental Application Window closes. Save and submit before the deadline.


July 1, 2014 - Supplemental Application Window opens.


The supplemental application opened online on July 1, 2014. The supplemental application deadline for the 2015 admissions cycle is October 2, 2014 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.,

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

Transcript Information & Deadlines



Official Transcripts should be submitted via VMCAS on or before September 1, 2014 at 1:00pm. This is the requested due date; not the postmark date.

Applicants completing coursework in the fall semester are required to submit fall 2014 official transcripts to NC State at the completion of the semester but no later than January 15, 2015. 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 July 1, 2015 showing conferral of degree, completion of courses (whether prerequisites or not), or both (if applicable).

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 October 2, 2014 at 1:00pm. Therefore, it is recommended that you take the test no later than September 1 in order for the complete scores to reach us by the October 2 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 October 2 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 October 2 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

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 October 2 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 (Sept. 27, 2014). Please e-mail us at with your name and your date of birth. 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 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 2014 and Spring 2015 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: We will retrieve a certified PDF of your transcript when it is sent to us.