Requirements for Admissions

**Announcements for 2017-2018 VMCAS Application Cycle**

  • For applicants applying for the 2017-2017 VMCAS application cylc, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine no longer requires the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of their admissions requirements. 
  • Fall transcripts are not required to to be submitted. In the event applicants are offered admissions, we will request the final transcript at that time.
  • Purdue does not have a supplemental form/application. All application materials should be submitted via VMCAS.
  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is no longer requiring calculus as a prerequisite for admissions (effective for the DVM Class of 2021).

Pre-veterinary Minimum Course Requirements

Students interested in a veterinary medical education at Purdue must complete 2 - 3 years of required undergraduate course work in order to be eligible to apply to the DVM program. Required courses must be completed with a "C -" grade (1.7 on a 4.0 scale) or better in each course and applications must maintain a competitive cumulative grade point average. Prerequisite Course Requirements

Applicants with questions regarding the available courses to meet pre-requisites offered at their undergraduate institution should email for pre-requisite course determination. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA (including all course repeats) of no less than 3.00 to receive consideration.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Purdue Univeristy College of Veterinary Medicine no longer requires the GRE for the upcoming 2017-2017 admissions cycle. 

Letters of Recommendation

Three electronic letter of recommendation (eLOR) are required as part of the application process. Purdue University request that one of the evaluators be a veterinarian. eLOR must be submitted by September 15, 2017 at 11:59 ET. For more information about the eLOR process, visit

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