Steps to apply for admission to Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine: 
  • Complete the VMCAS application process online. The 2024/25 VMCAS application will open on January 23, 2024 and will close September 16, 2024.
  • Request all official transcripts be sent directly to VMCAS, they must be received by September 16, 2024.
  • Complete VMCAS with electronic letters of recommendation prior to September 16, 2024 deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern time zone/8:59 PM Pacific time zone. We require a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation with at least one letter from a DVM in order to process your application
  • Ensure all required prerequisite courses are complete or will be complete by August 15, 2025 if offered admission to our program.
  • Complete Oregon State University supplemental application questions through VMCAS by September 16, 2024 at 11:59 PM PDT.
  • Once your application is reviewed for completeness, you will receive an email invitation to access our applicant portal. This will occur on a rolling basis between August and October.
  • Pay supplemental application fee of $60.00 once you gain access to the applicant portal. 

We will begin reviewing applications after the September 16th deadline. We do not interview non-resident or WICHE applicants and admission decisions will be based upon application materials only. Selected in-state applicants will be invited to interview using the Multiple Mini Interview format. We anticipate having non-resident and WICHE admission decisions made in late December/early January and communicated via our applicant portal. Oregon interview invitations will be sent out in mid-December.

*For the 2024/25 cycle, we have instituted a 3.0 or higher science GPA requirement for our non-resident applicants. We will be utilizing the science GPA calculated by VMCAS. There is no GPA requirement for Oregon residents or WICHE applicants.