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Transfer Policy

Veterinary medical students enrolled in good standing at AVMA Council on Education accredited institutions can apply to transfer to NC State University. Students will only be considered for transfer into semesters 2 through 5 (transfer students must complete the entire junior and senior year at NC State). NC State only accepts transfer requests from students currently enrolled at these institutions. Also, we only accept credits earned at AVMA accredited or approved schools.

To be considered for transfer, the curriculum at the school of origin must be very similar to that at NC State and there must be a vacancy in the class. Please note that we may not know if we have a vacancy until after the application deadline. Prospective applicants may contact the CVM Admissions Coordinator with questions regarding space availability.

NOTE: The Transfer Application will be open the following times:

Fall Semester: May 1 – May 31

Spring Semester: October 10 - October 31

Transfer Preparation Process

Transfer Application Process

Helpful Information

All documents must be sent to:

College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Student Services Office, Attn: Transfer Admissions
1060 William Moore Drive, Campus Box 8401
Raleigh, NC 27607

NOTE: The Transfer Application will be open the following times:

Fall Semester: May 1 – May 31

Spring Semester: October 10 - October 31

The College of Veterinary Medicine will entertain transfer applications for the Fall 2014 semester in the May 1-31 application window but is unsure, at this time (Feb 2014), if seats will be available. Prospective applicants are advised to prepare application materials but to contact the Student Services Office before making a submission and fee payment. Definitive information should be available after May 10. This site will be updated accordingly.

Please note that multiple factors will be considered including, but not limited to, academic excellence, curriculum match, slot availability, veterinary experience background, recommendations, etc.

Please keep the following curricular issues in mind when considering submitting a transfer application to the NC State DVM Program:

1st Year Transfers (Spring Semester Only): In addition to the closest curricular match, it is imperative that applicants have equivalent anatomy, infectious disease and immunity coursework.

2nd Year Transfers: the most common problems are infectious disease based courses. Applicants need to have taken microbiology, virology and immunology during the freshman year for best consideration.  Additionally, spring applicants need to have taken equivalent parasitology and surgery.

3rd Year Transfers: Applicants must have taken surgery during their second year in enough depth to match our curriculum.

The application fee is non-refundable so please take this into consideration before submitting an application.

Please contact the CVM Admissions Coordinator with any transfer application questions.