Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These are the most frequently asked questions by prospective students, guidance counselors and parents. If your question isn’t listed here, you can always contact the Admissions Team.

Prerequisite Coursework


Admissions Criteria


UF Application Procedures


VMCAS Application Procedures


Transcripts


GRE


Financial Aid

Prerequisite Coursework

Q) What are the required prerequisites for admission?
A) Click here for our complete list of prerequisites.
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Q) Do I have to complete all prerequisites before submitting an application?
A) You should have 80% of prerequisites completed at time of application.
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Q) Do you accept AP/IB/AICE/CLEP credits?
A) Yes. Credits will be accepted based on rules put forth by the University of Florida.
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Q) Will you accept credits from courses taken at foreign institutions?
A) Yes. We will accept courses verified by VMCAS.
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Q) What undergraduate majors are preferred by the Admissions Committee?
A) The most common are Biology and Animal Science. However, we do not give preference to any major. We recommend choosing a major that you will enjoy, as this will result in your best possible academic performance.
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Q) Where should I take the prerequisites?
A) You can take the prerequisites at any accredited two-year or four-year college or university. However, Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology must be taken at a 4-year institution. We will not accept Microbiology intended for allied health programs (nursing).
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Admissions Requirements

Q) Is there a minimum GPA or GRE requirement?
A) GPA of a 3.0 and a GRE score at the 60th percentile or above on both verbal and quantitative sections.
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Q) What are the average GPA and GRE scores of an accepted applicant?
A) You can review the class statistics by clicking here.
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Q) How much pre-vet experience should I have before I apply?
A) There is not a minimum requirement. However, we recommend you gain consistent experience working with veterinarians either in a clinical or research setting. You may shadow, volunteer, or be employed.
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Q) How many references do I need to apply?
A) We require three references. One should come from a veterinarian and we recommend two coming from another veterinarian and an academic source. Committee letters are accepted.
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UF Application Procedures

Q) How do I apply for admission?
A) Review the application steps here to get started on your admission application.
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Q) Does UF charge a separate fee for the UF professional application?
A) There is a $30 fee.
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Q) Where should I send the payment for the UF professional application?
A) University of Florida, Office of Admissions, PO Box 2946, Gainesville, FL 32627-2946
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Q) Do I have to participate in an interview to be accepted to the college?
A) Yes. The final step in the admissions process is a 45-minute panel interview conducted in the beginning of February.
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Q) Can my application information be discussed with others beside me?
A) No. Your application is confidential. We will only release information to the applicant.
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VMCAS Application Procedures

Q) Where do I obtain the Prerequisite Inventory Sheet?
A) We provide the prerequisite inventory sheet on the VMAS application – UF Program Details section.
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Q) How do I stay up-to-date with the status of my application?
A)  We will contact applicants via email only if there are missing materials. You should monitor the receipt of application materials on VMCAS.
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Transcripts

Q) Where do I mail my transcripts?
A) All transactions must be submitted to VMCAS by published deadline. VMCAS – Transcripts, PO Box 9126, Watertow, MA 02471
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Q) Do I need a transcript from every college I’ve ever attended?
A) Yes. You are required to submit transcripts for every post-secondary institutions attended, regardless of whether “course credit transferred” appears on one particular transcript. This includes dual enrollment credits.
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Q) How do I verify my courses are equivalent to UF CVM requirement?
A) You can click here to review UF’s undergraduate catalog and compare your course to UF’s course name and description. After which, if you still need help, you can email studentservices@vetmed.ufl.edu your course name and institution’s catalog and/or syllabus.
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Q) Why are my prerequisite requests processed after August 1?
A) We will complete a certification for every applicant selected for review. Once review is completed, applicants will be notified regarding incomplete or incorrect course work.
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GRE

Q) What is your GRE school code?
A) Our school code is 5753 U Florida COLG Vet Medcn VMCAS.
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Q) When do I need to take the GRE?
A) No later than one month prior to the application deadline. The last date to take the GRE is August 31. However, you should take the exam early to allow time to retake the exam if necessary and still meet the deadline.
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Q) How do I know if my GRE scores were received?
A) You should check your VMCAS application portal.
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Q) How do I find my percentile rank?
A) Your official GRE score report will contain your test scores as well as the percentile ranks. The rank is based on the percentage of individuals who have taken the GRE recently and scored lower.
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Q) How old can my GRE scores be?
A) The Educational Testing Service (ETS) keeps your office GRE score(s) for five years since you tested. Therefore, it depends on the date you sat for the GRE and when you are ready to apply for admission.
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Financial Aid

Q) How much does vet school cost?
A) Please visit this page for most current tuition information.
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Q) How do I pay for vet school?
A)  You can apply for financial aid. Click here for more information.
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Q) Are there scholarships available?
A) Yes. You can click here for more information on scholarships that we award bi-annually.
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Q) How do I budget my money?
A) You can view this video/presentation (must have a GatorLink) by Angela Moore.
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