Accelerated BS/DVM Program
What is the Accelerated 7-year BS/DVM Program?
Established by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), this is an accelerated route to a veterinary degree for Cornell CALS students.
The requirements for this program are different from other application paths, including experience hours and requirements. Requirements listed below only apply to the accelerated 7-year BS/DVM Program applicants.
How it works
A CALS faculty member sends out a call for interested students and creates a list of exceptionally well qualified CALS students.
- The CVM director of admissions will review the list and forward an application form and application instructions to selected students (provisional acceptance).
- Students apply the fall semester of their sophomore year.
Criteria for Provisional Acceptance
Minimum GPA 3.7 during freshman year and first semester of the sophomore year.
If you transfer into Cornell for your sophomore year, you must have a 3.7 cumulative GPA from your original institution, as well as a 3.7 GPA for the fall semester of your sophomore year at Cornell.
No more than 30 of the 108 semester credits can be transfer credits.
Up to 12 of the 108 credits may be AP credits.
All prerequisite courses must be taken at CALS or at your original institution.
Criteria for Final Acceptance
- Positive review of academic transcripts and supporting materials following spring semester of junior year in CALS
- Successful completion of minimally 108 semester credits at the college level (including all prerequisite courses) before entering DVM curriculum
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 with a minimum grade of “B” for prerequisite courses
- All prerequisites must be taken at Cornell or at the transfer college prior to matriculating to Cornell. Once matriculated at Cornell, the remainder of prerequisites must be completed at Cornell
- At least 200 of work with a veterinarian in a clinical situation primarily involving traditional veterinary species.
- An additional 200 hours of animal or veterinary-related experience or biomedical research
- A total of 75 of the 400 hours must be done after students have received provisional acceptance
- Three letters of evaluation from supervisors (with at least one from a veterinarian) documenting your 400 hours of work experience
Note: Applicants are required to meet with the CVM director of admissions during the application process.