Commonly Asked Questions

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 Admissions Committee does 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. Our admitted class statistics shows the range of majors completed.
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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) There is no minimum requirement but a GPA of a 3.0 and a GRE score at the 60th percentile or above on both verbal and quantitative sections are recommended.
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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 hours. A successful applicant would have gained the following. Veterinary/clinical experience for a consistent period of 10 months or longer at one designated location. Employed experiences are desirable but shadow and volunteer hours are acceptable. Research experience is not required but should be entered if obtained.

Q) How many references (LORs) do I need to apply?
A) We require three references. One or two should come from veterinarians and the remainder from an academic source or employer. We suggest a fourth reference to be submitted to ensure the required three references are received by VMCAS. 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 nonrefundable application fee.
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Q) Where should I send the payment for the UF Professional Application?
A) You can pay by card or mail your check to 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 January-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 Form?
A) We provide the prerequisite inventory form on the VMAS application via the UF Program Details section.
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Q) How do I stay up-to-date with the status of my application?
A)  We recommend you monitor your application on the VMCAS Application Portal for receipt of all required materials. We will provide details of your application status via email by December.
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Transcripts

Q) Where do I mail my transcripts?
A) All transcripts 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 UFCVM requirement?
A) You can click here to review UF’s Undergraduate Catalog and compare your course to UF’s course name and description. If you have further questions, you can email the Admissions Team with the following information: course name, URL for institution’s catalog, and 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 via email regarding missing 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) 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 official GRE score(s) for five years since you tested. Please refer to the following website to find out the exact date at which your scores are no longer reportable.
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Financial Aid

Q) How much does vet school cost?
A) Please visit the following page for most current tuition information.
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Q) How do I pay for vet school?
A) You self-fund or apply for Federal Aid via FAFSA. 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 by Angela Moore (must have a GatorLink credentials).
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