Application Steps

STEP 1

Admissions criteria

Determine your eligibility and readiness to apply.

Step 2

Pre-Vet Tool Kit page

Designed with helpful resources for future applicants pursuing an undergraduate degree.

STEP 3

Frequently Asked Questions page

Review our most frequently asked questions as you gear up to apply.

STEP 4

Important application dates

Visit our timeline to mark your calendar for key dates in the admissions cycle.

Step 5

Apply to VMCAS

Submit your VMCAS application by the deadline and monitor your application status.

Step 6

Apply to the UFCVM

Submit your UF Professional Application (supplemental) by the deadline and monitor your application status.

Apply to VMCAS

VMCAS is a centralized application service that students must use to apply to the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and many other veterinary schools nationwide. There is a required base application fee of $220. Any additional school is $120. The application system allows all applicants to submit supplemental materials and additional information directly to VMCAS:

  • Every Official College Transcript (including dual enrollment institutions)
  • Experiences
  • Essay Questions
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Prerequisite Inventory Form
  • Professional, Passport-style Photograph of Yourself (.jpg or .png)

Note: You can combine the Prerequisite Inventory Form and Photo into one PDF using Acrobat or SmallPDF.com.

VMCAS Fee Waiver Program

Financially-disadvantaged applicants may qualify for the VMCAS fee waiver starting in May; when applicants are able to apply to schools. This opportunity is subject to availability and issued on a first come, first serve basis. Visit the AAVMC website to learn more.

Apply to UF College of Veterinary Medicine

Note: All materials should be submitted to VMCAS; please do not send any materials to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

DVM Transfer Students

Applicants who currently attend an AVMA accredited veterinary program interested in transferring to our program; should contact the Associate Director of Admissions, Lynnette Chaparro for more information.