Application & Timetable

Application Information

The DVM program application process typically begins in May, a year prior to enrolling. Only one application is required for admission, provided by the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VCMAS).

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
  • Official GRE Scores

Application InstructionsCornell Veterinary student with shelter dogs

Tracking page:  Once you begin your VMCAS Application, you will establish a Cornell tracking page, where we will communicate with you throughout the application process (including your admissions decision). The tracking page shows:

  • AP (optional)
  • GRE scores (received)
  • MCAT (optional)
  • Dean's Certification 
  • NYS Residency Form
  • Prerequisite Substitution Form

We recommend you check your tracking page often!

How to Apply-At a Glance:

When:

Send To:

What:

January-Sept 15, 2020

May 12-Sept 15, 2020

VMCAS

Delegate Veterinary Colleges

Complete and Submit VMCAS Application

January 22-Sept 15, 2020

VMCAS

VMCAS eLors (electronic Letters of Evaluation)

January 22-Sept 15, 2020

VMCAS

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

May 12-Sept 15, 2020

Cornell Vet Admissions​

MCAT scores (optional)

January 22- Sept 15, 2020

VMCAS

GRE Scores

May - Sept 17, 2020

Cornell Vet Admissions

New York Residents - NY Residency Form

May - Sept 17, 2020

Cornell Vet Admissions

International Applicants- TOEFL

January 22-Sept 17, 2020

VMCAS

WES Credit/Grade Conversion Report if education outside US

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