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Steps to apply for admission to Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine:
All payments will be processed within 24 hours and application review will begin September 15, 2022 for admission to the Class of 2027.
For questions or concerns about this process please contact CVMAdmissions@oregonstate.edu
*Note: International applicants follow the same application steps as above. All international transcripts must be articulated/translated to a U.S. (4.0) grading scale prior to submission to VMCAS. If you are applying from a non-English speaking country the TOEFL (http://www.ets.org/toefl) is required.
Below is detailed information for applying to Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine (OSU CCVM):
OSU CCVM participates in the Veterinary Medical Colleges Application Service (VMCAS), a centralized application processing service. You must complete and submit a VMCAS application to be considered for acceptance into OSU CCVM. For more information please visit the VMCAS site.
VMCAS strongly encourages all applicants to submit their initial application/VMCAS fee, all official transcripts and at least 1 letter of recommendation by September 1 for guaranteed processing by the September 15, 2022 deadline.
You must submit OSU CCVM supplemental application questions (on VMCAS) along with a $50 supplemental application fee.
You must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to VMCAS.
We are no longer requiring the GRE. There is no need to send us your scores as they will not be reviewed.
You must submit official transcripts from all institutions directly to VMCAS electronically or via the mail.
Include all institutions you have attended, even if the courses you took do not seem relevant to veterinary medicine.
If a school uses a system other than a 4.0 letter-grade scale, we require a grade conversion along with the transcript, if available.
Transcripts are due to VMCAS by September 15, 2022.
More information on the transcript verification process can be found on the VMCAS website
OSU CCVM accepts the following credits for lower division courses: Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits.
CLEP - Official CLEP transcript;
DANTES - official score report;
IB - International Baccalaureate Certificate.
After initially reviewing all qualified Oregon resident applications, the admissions committee selects candidates for interviews. CCVM faculty members and representatives from the Oregon veterinary community will participate in the interview process. OSU utilizes the the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format. An MMI consists of a series of short, structured interview stations used to assess non-cognitive qualities including cultural sensitivity, maturity, teamwork, empathy, reliability and communication skills. Prior to the start of each mini interview rotation, candidates receive a question/scenario and have a short period of time (two minutes) to prepare an answer. Upon entering the interview room, the candidate has a short exchange with an interviewer/assessor (6 minutes). At the end of each mini interview, the interviewer evaluates the candidate’s performance while the applicant moves to the next station. This pattern is repeated through a number of rotations.
The situational questions posed in a MMI may touch on the following areas:
Although participants must relate to the scenario posed at each station, it is important to note that the MMI is not intended to test specific knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine. Instead, the interviewers evaluate each candidate’s thought process and ability to think on his or her feet. As such, there are no right or wrong answers to the questions posed in a MMI, but each applicant should consider the question from a variety of perspectives.
*Applicants invited for interviews will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to the MMI.
If you are a non-resident, you will not be interviewed but will be evaluated and ranked by all other areas as listed in Student Selection Criteria.
Approximately forty Oregon residents and thirty two non-residents will be accepted each year into the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU.
Oregon residents are required to be certified as in-state residents by September 1, 2023. Any concerns regarding residency certification should be directed to the OSU Office of Admissions Residency Classification Officer.
The approximately thirty two available non-resident positions include positions for students who are applying through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) contract from Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Under the terms of the WICHE Compact, select top-ranked certified students admitted from WICHE states are sponsored by their home state and pay resident tuition and fees. If you live in a WICHE state and would like to be considered for WICHE funding, you must apply to your home state for certification no later than October 15.
You will be notified of your admission status between December-February. Admission decisions will be posted to your Applicant Portal. You will also receive an email notifying you that an update has been posted.
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