Application Steps

For applicants

News: VMCAS cycle now opens in January

In a departure from previous cycles, the VMCAS application process will now begin Jan. 22 , 2020 and will end Sept. 15, 2020. Historically, applicants could not begin applying until May. The new cycle will allow for more time to complete the application process.

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Review our admissions criteria

Determine your eligibility and preparedness to apply to our program.


Visit frequently asked questions page

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


Review important application dates

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

Step 4

Apply to VMCAS

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

Step 5

Apply to the UFCVM

Submit your UF Professional Application (supplemental) by the deadline.

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)
  • 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

VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program

Financially-disadvantaged applicants may qualify for VMCAS Application fee reimbursement. 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.