Application Steps


Admissions criteria

Determine your eligibility and readiness to apply.

Step 2

Pre-Vet Tool Kit

Review helpful resources for future applicants pursuing an undergraduate degree.


Frequently Asked Questions page

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


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

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 Assistant Director of Admissions, Lynnette Chaparro for more information.