Admissions Important Dates


Applicant Decisions

Admission notifications emailed to selected applicants.


DVM Preview Day

Selected candidates are invited to attend one of our DVM Preview Days to visit our campus.

April 15 (or next business day if 15th falls on A weekend)

Admissions Offer Deadline

National deadline for admitted students to accept or decline offers of admission. No enrollment deposit required.


Online Orientation Begins

Newly admitted students begin their online orientation via Canvas to prepare for the fall semester.


Student Orientation Week

Admitted students begin their on-campus orientation and first year veterinary experience (FYVE) in Gainesville.


Start of Vet School Program

The fall semester starts at the College of Veterinary Medicine campus.

VMCAS Suggested Timeline

  • At least 3 months prior to the deadline, have your letters of recommendation requested, and begin VMCAS application process.
  • At least 2 and half months prior to the deadline, have all transcripts from EVERY institution you have attended sent to VMCAS. Consider ordering a copy for yourself to use when entering coursework information on the VMCAS application.
  • At least 2 months prior to the deadline you should be monitoring your VMCAS application for receipt of all transcripts and letters of recommendation (eLORs).
  • At least 1 and half months prior to deadline you should make sure that all transcripts and eLORs have been received by VMCAS and application fees have been paid.

For more information, visit the VMCAS Quick Start Guide.

VMCAS Contact Information

Student & Advisor Hotline: (617) 612-2884
VMCAS Fax: (617) 612-2051
VMCAS Email Address:

VMCAS Mailing Address for Transcripts:
(Only Mail Transcripts! The VMCAS application and eLORs are submitted electronically)

VMCAS – Transcripts
P.O. Box 9126
Watertown, MA 02471