How to Apply

Before you apply, carefully read the Requirements page if you haven't already done so.

What You Will Need

Deadlines and application process
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Regular cycle
(general admissions and
international students)


September 16, 2024
(full timetables)

Transfer students

Email to Cornell DVM Admissions

June 1 & October 1, 2024

Early Acceptance Pathway Email to Cornell DVM Admissions

June 1, 2024

Accelerated BS/DVM Pathway Email to Cornell DVM Admissions October 1, 2024
Combined DVM/PhD Pathway VMCAS September 16, 2024

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Good to Know

  • We do not interview at Cornell.
  • If you apply in the regular cycle through the VMCAS:
    • Pay only the VMCAS application fee. There is no supplemental application fee.
    • IMPORTANT: VMCAS does NOT accept transcripts that are sent by the student or a third party. They have to be sent by the colleges or universities where you took courses. Ask the colleges or universities where you took your classes to send your transcript EARLY, well before the application deadline.

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