DVM Admissions



College Transcripts & Prerequisite Course Work

College or University Transcripts

Please arrange for your colleges and universities to send your official transcripts directly to VMCAS by the VMCAS application deadline of September 15th.  For more information about sending your transcripts in and transcript verification please visit www.aavmc.org.

Please make sure to have official transcripts sent from all colleges attended- including any college courses taken in High School.  If you received college credit for high school courses, you have an official transcript from the college and need to have that sent to VMCAS (even if those credits transferred to your home college).  See VMCAS instructions for information about Study Abroad transcripts.

student and dogPrerequisite Course Work

You will be asked to indicate the courses you believe meet our prerequisite courses on the Cornell Supplemental Application.  There are two English courses and 9 science courses on our prerequisite course list.  Once verifies your college transcripts, we will track in the courses you listed on your Supplemental Application and let you know the outcome on your Admissions Tracking Page. The forms below include our prerequisite course policies, the course listed with generic descriptions, and an optional prerequisite substitution form.  Links to the following (PDF) forms:

If you feel a course you have taken (or will take) meets one of our requirements, but the title of the course is not comparable to our title, you can submit a “Prerequisite Substitution Form” (link to form above).  You would submit this to the DVM Admissions Office with the course description or preferably, the syllabus so we can assess whether the course meets our requirement(s).  The recommended deadline of September 15th to get these forms in during the application process.  After that date, we will continue to review substitution forms, but notification about the substitution request may take longer.