Steps to apply for admission to Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine:
Begin the VMCAS application process online at: VMCAS
Request all transcripts be sent direct to VMCAS, they must be received by September 15, 2021. For more information from VMCAS, visit Transcript verification
Complete VMCAS with electronic letters of recommendation prior to September 15, 2021 deadline at 12 MIDNIGHT Eastern time zone/9 PM Pacific time zone. (A minimum of 1 LOR is required for VMCAS to begin processing your application. Applicants are encouraged to complete LOR section of VMCAS by no later than September 1).
Complete Oregon State University Supplemental Application questions on VMCAS by September 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern time zone/9 PM Pacific time zone.
Pay online supplemental application fee of $50.00 (payments by mail will not be accepted). Completion of the supplemental application questions and payment will take place online, so there will be no shipping or delivery of any items.
All payments will be processed within 24 hours and application review will begin September 15, 2021 for admission to the Class of 2026.
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 applications are available online beginning January 21, 2021.
If you are applying to more than one school, complete one VMCAS application and designate the schools to which you are applying.
VMCAS applications must be submitted electronically by 12 MIDNIGHT Eastern time zone/9 PM Pacific time zone on September 15, 2021.
Late applications will not be accepted.
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, 2021 deadline.
You must submit OSU CCVM supplemental application questions (on VMCAS) along with a $50 supplemental application fee.
Supplemental application questions are available online on VMCAS as of May 12, 2021.
Supplemental applications must be completed by September 15, 2021.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Letters of Recommendation
You must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to VMCAS.
You should select recommenders who know you well enough to provide meaningful comments.
At least one letter of recommendation must be from a veterinarian with whom you have had significant contact. Applications without at least one letter from a veterinarian will not be reviewed.
If you are currently in a graduate program, it is recommended to include a letter from your major adviser.
All three letters must be submitted electronically to VMCAS by 12 MIDNIGHT Eastern time zone/9 PM Pacific time zone on September 15, 2021.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
We are not requiring the GRE for the 2021 application cycle or future cycles. 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 at the address below.
Each transcript must be in an institutional letterhead envelope and sealed by the Registrar's Office. Sealed envelopes and transcripts marked "Issued to Student" are acceptable.
If you are an OSU student, you must request and submit transcripts from OSU.
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.
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If you complete courses at a foreign university not connected to a U.S. education abroad program, you must submit transcripts from the foreign university. If the foreign university uses a different grading scale than the U.S. system (a 4.0 grade scale), you must have the transcript evaluated by a professional evaluation service (for more information please visit 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.
Test credits for AP must be documented by either an official College Board score report or an official transcript indicating AP college credit submitted to OSU CCVM. Additional credits must be documented as follows:
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:
Ethical Decision Making
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 selected for an interview, you will be notified approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the actual interview, which usually occurs in January.
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, 2022. 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,or 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.
Notification of Admission Status
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.
If you are not admitted and wish to be considered the following year, you will be required to submit new application materials.
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