Steps to apply for admission to Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine: 
  • Complete the VMCAS application process online. The 2019/20 VMCAS application will open on May 9, 2019 and close September 17, 2019.
  • Request all official transcripts be sent directly to VMCAS, they must be received by September 17, 2019.
  • Submit GRE scores via ETS directly to VMCAS on behalf of Oregon State with code 4565.
  • Complete VMCAS with electronic letters of recommendation prior to September 17, 2019 deadline at 12 MIDNIGHT Eastern time zone/9 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 2020 if offered admission to our program.
  • Complete Oregon State University supplemental application questions through VMCAS and submit online payment by September 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT.
  • Pay online supplemental application fee of $50.00 (payments by mail will not be accepted). 


We will begin reviewing applications after the September 17th deadline. We do not interview nonresident 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 by mid-December and communicated via email. Oregon interview invitations will be sent out by mid-December as well.

2019 Application Checklist (printed version)