VMCAS Quick Start Guide and FAQs

Ready to apply? Check out this step-by-step guide that covers starting your application, filling out your application, sending your official transcripts and test scores, and submitting and monitoring your application.

The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is sponsored by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). This common application simplifies the process of applying to veterinary school. Applicants use VMCAS to apply to the vast majority of AVMA/COE accredited colleges in the United States and abroad, including 31 of the 33 US veterinary institutions, three Australian, two Canadian, two British, two Caribbean, two Scottish, one Irish, and one New Zealand veterinary institutions.

The VMCAS application allows you to submit one application that is accepted by all selected programs. Once received by VMCAS, your application and materials go through a verification process before being released to your selected school designations.

Supplemental application deadlines, prerequisite courses, and other aspects of the admissions process differ from school to school.

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