Application & Timetable

Application Information

The DVM program application process typically begins in late January with a deadline in mid September, a year prior to enrolling. Only one application is required for admission, provided by the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS).   Supplemental sections can be accessed in mid-May.  

NOTE: GRE'S (and MCAT's) are no longer required to apply to Cornell.

REMINDER: You can apply with up to 12 semester credits (or 18 quarter credits) of prerequisite course work pending completion by the end of the spring term prior to enrolling.

CVM students posing with school mascot "Minnie" the miniature horse

The VMCAS collects:

  • Biographical data
  • Academic information
  • Animal experiences
  • Veterinary experiences
  • Evaluator information
  • Essays, etc. 
  • Three electronic letters of evaluation (eLors)
  • Official transcripts

Application InstructionsCornell Veterinary student with shelter dogs

Tracking page:  You will establish a Cornell tracking page once you designate  Cornell on your VMCAS application and gain access to the Supplemental Section (mid May).  This is where we will communicate with you throughout the application process (including your admissions decision). The tracking page shows:

  • When we have downloaded your VMCAS
  • AP (optional)
  • Dean's Certification (required of Admitted students and Alternates only- Deadline March 15th each year)
  • NYS Residency Form (if a NY State resident)
  • Prerequisite Substitution Form (optional)

Applicants to the Class of 2027- The Cornell Tracking Page will be available May 12th.  When you go to the Tracking Page web site to start an account pay close attend to the Class Year before you start a page.

How to Apply-At a Glance

When:

Send To:

What:

January-Sept 15

VMCAS


VMCAS



VMCAS

Complete and Submit VMCAS Application


VMCAS eLors (electroic Letters of Evaluation)
 

Official Transcripts from All Colleges Attended (note if in college Spring term, have official transcripts sent at end of semester or quarter)

May-Sept 15

VMCAS

Designate Veterinary Colleges

May-Sept 15

VMCAS

Cornell Supplemental section available in the VMCAS application (deadline September 15th).  There is NO extra supplemental application fee required (just the VMCAS application fee)

May-Sept 15 

Cornell Vet Admissions Tracking Page

New York Residents - NY Residency Form (link on Cornell Tracking Page)

International Applicants

January-Sept 15

VMCAS

WES Credit/Grade Conversion Report for coursework taken outside the US (unless through your institution's Study Abroad Program)

January-Sept 15

VMCAS

International Applicants- TOEFL