Requirements for Admissions

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

  • For applicants applying for the 2017-2018 VMCAS application cycle, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine no longer requires the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) because we acknowledge research that indicates it is a bias assessment.
  • Purdue does not have a supplemental form/application or a supplemental fee. All application materials should be submitted via VMCAS.

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.

New Essay Prompts

Three new personal essay prompts have been added to the 2017-2018 VMCAS application. Each essay allows for 1000 characters. All essays must be answered.

  1. There are many career choices within the veterinary profession. What are your future career goals?
  2. In what ways to veterinarians contribute to society and what do you hope to contribute?
  3. Consider the breadth of society which we serve. What attributes do you believe are essential to be successful within the veterinary profession? Of these attributes, which do you possess and how have you demonstrated these in the past?

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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