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 2028- The Cornell Tracking Page will be available May 11, 2023.  Please do not start a Tracking Page prior to this date.  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


Send To:


January 19-Sept 18, 2023




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)

May11-Sept 18, 2023


Designate Veterinary Colleges

May 11-Sept 18, 2023


Cornell Supplemental section available in the VMCAS application (deadline September 18th).  There is NO extra supplemental application fee required (just the VMCAS application fee)

May 11-Sept 18, 2023

Cornell Vet Admissions Tracking Page

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

International Applicants

January 19-Sept 18, 2023


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

January 11-Sept 18, 2023


International Applicants- TOEFL