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Announcements for 2021-2022 Application Cycle
- The VMCAS Application is currently closed and will reopen in late January. During that time, applicants can complete the Personal Information, Academic History, and Supporting Information sections of the application. In May applicants will be able to select schools, complete the school specific information, and submit applications.
- Student interested in a veterinary medical education at Purdue must have a cumulative GPA (including all grades from repeated courses) of no less than 3.10 to receive consideration. Applicants who submit an application with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.10 will automatically denied.
- The online CASPer assessment tool is required.
- CASPer is an online evaluation which assesses attributes and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program.
- The CASPer website has all testing dates and deadlines for Purdue University. The test is not required to be completed by the September 15th VMCAS deadline.
Complete the VMCAS Application
Applicants wishing to apply to the College of Veterinary Medicine must apply through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) by September 15, 2021, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Late application will not be accepted.
For more information on the VMCAS Application Cycle, please visit VMCAS.
Official Transcripts to VMCAS
All transcripts should be sent to directly to VMCAS by September 15, 2021, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time or earlier. Late transcripts will not be accepted. All VMCAS applications undergo Transcript Verification before being released to the veterinary schools. VMCAS matches the coursework you entered line by line against your official transcript to ensure you have correctly entered your courses. For more information on transcript verification, please visit: https://www.aavmc.org/additional-pages/transcript-verification
Transcripts must be submitted from all institutions you attended and/or received college credit (This includes any high school/college dual credit coursework). Failure to submit all transcripts could result in an incomplete application. Transcripts sent directly to Purdue will not be evaluated as a part of your application.
ELECTRONIC LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (ELOR)
A minimum of three electronic letters of recommendation (eLOR) are required as part of the application process. Purdue University requests that one of the evaluators be a veterinarian. eLOR must be submitted by September 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
We recommend registering your evaluators as soon as you begin the application process to give the evaluators ample time to complete your letter of recommendation. Purdue University will only accept evaluations submitted through VMCAS. Letters of recommendation sent to Purdue directly will not be evaluated as part of your application. For more information about the evaluation process, visit: https://www.aavmc.org/applicant-responsibilities/recommendations.aspx
The CASPer Test: Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics
All applicants who are applying to the DVM program at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer™), to assist with our selection process for the 2021-2022 application cycle. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility.
CASPer is an online test which assesses for attributes and interpersonal characteristics we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the other tools we use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process. All applications are reviewed holistically and the information CASPer provides will be of additional benefit to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Committee.
The CASPer test is not required to be completed by the September 15th deadline. Testing dates and deadlines for Purdue University are listed on the CASPer website. For more information about the CASPer and to register for a testing date, please visit: https://takecasper.com/about-casper/
Altus Assessments has released Casper Snapshot, an extension of the Casper Test to help aid in the admissions process. Our program will NOT be requiring our applicants to complete Snapshot for this admissions cycle, however, please note that because of its one-time completion, other programs you are applying to may require it. You can learn more about Snapshot at the Casper site.
After a holistic application review is complete, applicants advancing in the admissions process will be invited to an on-campus required interview. Invitations for interviews will be sent out in mid-December via email to the applicants VMCAS entered email address. Interviews are held at Purdue University-West Lafayette campus the last two Fridays in January.