Applicants wishing to apply to the College of Veterinary Medicine must apply through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS).
All transcripts should be sent to directly to VMCAS by September 18, 2023 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.
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 will result in an incomplete application. Transcripts sent directly to Purdue will not be evaluated as a part of your application.
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 18, 2023 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/becoming-a-veterinarian/how-to-apply/recommendations/
Your personal statement is a one-page essay (not to exceed 3,000 characters) that gives veterinary admissions committees a clear picture of who you are and, most importantly, why you want to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Although there is no set of rules mandating what a strong personal statement should include, here are a few tips to help you successfully craft an effective personal statement:
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.