Application Process & Timeline

Online Application:  All applicants must apply through the Veterinary Medical Application Service (VMCAS) at www.aavmc.org.  VMCAS applications are available online May 13, 2016 (paper applications are not available).   The deadline to submit your application to VMCAS is September 15 @ 8:59p.m. PST; however, VMCAS strongly recommends that you e-submit your application and have all transcripts and letters of recommendations sent early in order to allow time for the verification process.

We will communicate with you via your UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Applicant Portal once your application has been verified by VMCAS and imported into our system.  Visit the AAVMC.org website for instructions on submitting your application and supporting documents.

Step 1: Start your VMCAS application early.  You have ample time (four months) to complete the application and submit all supporting documents by the September 15 deadline.  Submit your VMCAS application online no later than September 15 at 8:59 p.m. PST.  Make sure you read all of the instructions very carefully and ensure your Letters of Recommendations (eLORS) and transcripts will arrive at VMCAS no later than September 15.  VMCAS will not accept late documents.

Step 2:  Take the General GRE test (if you haven’t already) no later than August 31, 2016 and have your scores delivered electronically to VMCAS no later than September 15.   You may take the GRE as many times as you wish.  We will use your highest quantitative score for purposes of evaluating you for admission.  You must also take the verbal and analytical writing sections of the examination.  These scores may be used in evaluating your application.  The average quantitative GRE score for those applicants admitted for the fall 2016 is the 75th percentile.

Step 3: After the September 15th deadline, we will start importing applications considered “verified” by VMCAS.  Once imported, applicants will be sent an email with instructions to set-up their Applicant Portal, complete the secondary application and pay the $60.00 processing fee.

Step 4:  The Admissions Committee will rank your application based on your GPA’s (last two years & overall science), quantitative GRE score, and letters of recommendation. Interview offers will be made based on this ranking.

Step 5:  Interview (Multiple Mini Interview) and denial messages will be posted to your Applicant Portal by mid-November.  

Step 6:  MMIs (by invitation only) take place early December in Gladys Valley Hall at the UC Davis SVM.  Interview days will include your MMI circuit, school information presentations and tours of the facilities.   

Step 7:  Admissions Committee meets to discuss MMI results.

Step 8:  Accept and waitlist notices will be posted to Applicant Portals by the end of January.

Step 9:  Waitlisted applicants will be offered admission as accepted applicants decline their position.

Step 10:  All accepted applicants must either decline or accept admission offers by April 15.

Final step:  Start your DVM education in August

NEW VMCAS Contact Information

Student & Advisor Hotline: (617) 612-2884
VMCAS Fax: (617) 612-2051VMCAS Email Address: vmcasinfo@vmcas.org
VMCAS Mailing Address (Send transcripts only. The VMCAS application including VMCAS letters is submitted electronically)
VMCAS – Transcripts

P.O. Box 9126
Watertown, MA 02471

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Important Applicant Dates

May 13: VMCAS application available online.

August 31:  Last date to take the GRE for 2016/2017 application cycle

September 15 @ 11:59pm EST (8:59 p.m. PST.): Application submission deadline to VMCAS

September 15-October 15: After application has been “verified” by VMCAS, create Applicant Portal, complete secondary application information and pay the $60.00 processing fee.

Mid-November: Interview offers and denied admission notices will be posted to Applicant Portals.

Early-December: MMI Interviews at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Mid-January: Admission and waitlist notifications posted to Applicant Portals

February 1: Deadline to submit fall 2016 transcripts for admitted students

April 15: Deadline for admitted students to accept or decline admission offers.

Mid August: School starts