DVM Admissions

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Early Acceptance Program

The Early Acceptance Program gives exceptionally well qualified applicants the opportunity to obtain admission to veterinary school after the completion of the sophomore year. With admission to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine secured, the successful applicant may use the time between acceptance and matriculation to pursue experience in areas of personal interest. Applicants to this program apply and are accepted or denied upon completion of their sophomore year. Entry into the professional curriculum is expected after completion of the junior year. Admission to the program is based on outstanding academic performance in the first two years of college and the applicant's plan for their intended use of the third year in college. Completion of a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation is not required.

Criteria for admission to this program are rigorous. Generally, applicants for this program have a GPA of 3.7 or better and GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores above the 80th percentile. It is expected that the GREs will be taken by May 1st of the application year to ensure the scores will be delivered from ETS by the application deadline. Applicants must have also completed at least one semester of organic chemistry and one semester of an upper level biology, biochemistry, or physics course.

Additionally, applicants must submit a written plan describing how the time between acceptance and matriculation will be used. Examples of how the time may be spent include study in challenging courses in areas of interest, initiation or completion of a research project, or time spent in a unique life experience. This program is not intended to delay matriculation for reasons of economics, illness, or other personal hardship

                                          Early Application will be available March 1, 2015