Frequently 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

  • What are the required prerequisites for admission?
  • Do I have to complete all prerequisites before submitting an application?
  • Do you accept AP/IB/AICE/CLEP credits?
  • Will you accept credits from courses taken at foreign institutions?
  • What undergraduate majors are preferred by the Admissions Committee?
  • Where should I take the prerequisite courses?

Admissions Criteria

  • Is there a minimum GPA requirement?
  • What are the average GPA scores of an accepted applicant?
  • How much vet experience should I have before I apply?
  • How many references do I need to apply?

UF Applications Procedures

  • How do I apply for admission?
  • Does UF charge a separate fee for the UF Professional Application?
  • Where should I send the payment for the UF Professional Application?
  • Do I have to participate in an interview to be accepted to the college?
  • Can my application information be discussed with others beside me?

VMCAS Application Procedures

  • Where do I obtain the Prerequisite Inventory Form?
  • How do I stay up-to-date with the status of my application?

Transcripts

  • Where do I mail my transcripts?
  • Do I need a transcript from every college I’ve ever attended?
  • How do I verify that my courses are equivalent to UFCVM requirements?
  • Why are my prerequisite requests processed after August 1?

Financial Aid

  • How much does vet school cost?
  • How do I pay for vet school?
  • Are there scholarships available?
  • How do I budget my money?

Prerequisite Coursework, Q and A

Q) What are the required prerequisites for admission?
A) View 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 Science/Math 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 earned.
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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 four-year institution. We will not accept Microbiology intended for allied health programs (Nursing).
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Admissions Requirements Q and A

Q) Is there a minimum GPA requirement?
A) There is no minimum requirement but a GPA of a 3.0 or greater is recommended for Science, Last 45, and Overall.
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Q) What are the average GPA scores of an accepted applicant?
A) You can review the admitted class statistics by clicking here.
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Q) How much vet experience should I have before I apply?
A) There is not a minimum requirement of hours. Our recommendations for a successful applicant are the following: Veterinary/clinical experience for a consistent period of 10 months or longer at one designated location, plus a variety of veterinary experiences to gain an understanding of the depth of the veterinary field. Employed experiences (paid hours) are desirable but shadow and volunteer hours are acceptable. Research experience is recommended, but is not included in veterinary hours (there is a research section on the VMCAS application).
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Q) How many references (LORs) do I need to apply?
A) We require three references, one from a veterinarian and the remainder can be a combination of veterinary, academic, employment, or professional references. 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 and A

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) Yes. There is a $37 non-refundable application fee.
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Q) Where should I send the payment for the UF Professional Application?
A) Payment is submitted directly in the application website.
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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 Q and A

Q) Where do I obtain the Prerequisite Inventory Form?
A) We provide the prerequisite inventory form on the VMCAS application via the UF Program Materials 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 and A

Q) Where do I mail my transcripts?
A) All transcripts must be submitted to VMCAS by the 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 and study abroad credits.
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Q) How do I verify that my courses are equivalent to UFCVM requirement?
A) You can review UF’s Undergraduate Catalog and compare your course(s) to UF’s course name and description. If you have further questions, you can fill out this form.
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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 coursework.
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Financial Aid Q and A

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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