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Language Proficiency

Select your native language (the language of your birth). If you speak additional languages, click Add Another Language. Then, select the language(s) and the level of your proficiency in each.

Military Status

If you have US military experience, select your anticipated status at the time of enrollment from the drop-down. Select Not a member of the military if this does not apply.

Academic Infraction

Indicate whether you have ever been disciplined or placed on academic probation while attending an academic institution. If yes, enter an explanation in the spaces provided.

Additional Information

Select your answers to any additional questions. Answering these questions helps programs gather information to develop future recruitment strategies.

WICHE Applicants

Indicate if you are a WICHE applicant. 

WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants are residents of Arizona, CNMI, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, or Wyoming who have applied for and/or received notice from the certifying office in your state/territory that you are a duly certified applicant for the Professional Student Exchange Program.

Contact your WICHE State Certifying Office for more information on the program or view information on how WICHE PSEP applicants are selected for support in veterinary medicine.

Previous Applications

If you previously applied to any veterinary medical colleges or universities, select the year(s) you applied. Use the entering year of the fall semester when you would have enrolled. Report only applications submitted before the current VMCAS application cycle. 

Pell Eligibility

Indicate if you received or were eligible for a Pell Grant.

Background Information

Programs fully recognize the importance of diversity in their student body and in the workforce. Accordingly, programs strongly encourage applications from persons from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, religious, and educational backgrounds and persons from groups underrepresented in the industry. Select any and all of the options in this section which you feel best apply to you. Please note that VMCAS uses this section for statistical purposes only and it in no way affects your application or financial aid eligibility.  

Explanation Statement

Use this optional section to record information that cannot be listed elsewhere within the application, such as missing parental information or disciplinary actions that require detailed explanation. You can also use this section to provide other additional information that you consider vital to your application, such as COVID-19 impact, explanations of interruptions in your studies or experiences, unique circumstances you faced, or reasons for decisions you made. 

This section is limited to 3,000 characters (including spaces). Do not use this section to continue an essay that exceeded the character limit. 

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