Procedures for Applying for Fall 2013
Veterinary Medical College Admission Service (VMCAS) will provide an electronic application on June 7, 2012 for entry in Fall 2013. An application fee will be charged by VMCAS while Penn will charge a processing fee of $75. VMCAS will forward your application to the schools you designate at the application Web site http://www.aavmc.org.
VMCAS will process and forward your letters of evaluation. Electronic Letters of Recommendation, eLOR, will be the method of submitting recommendations to VMCAS. There will be no Evaluation Form online to be downloaded and copied as in previous years. Transcripts and GRE scores must be sent by the applicant directly to the schools to which you are applying.
The application deadline will be October 2 at 1:00 PM E.D.T. for receipt of your application and evaluations at VMCAS and for receipt of your transcripts by Penn. The last date to take the GRE for this admissions cycle is November 1, 2012. GRE scores should be forwarded to the Admissions Office by December 1, 2012.
2012-2013 Applicants Require Supplemental Information Form (PLEASE READ FAQ #5 BEFORE STARTING)
The Supplemental Information Form and Processing Fee system in now available. The Information Form and Payment must be completed by October 2nd, 2012, 1PM E.D.T. No Application will be considered without the Information Form and Processing Fee payment completed by this date.
Once you begin, you will not be able to save and reenter at a later time. If you choose to leave before completion, you will need to begin the process again (the process takes about 10 to 15 minutes).
Payment of the Processing Fee with a Credit Card (preferred method) must be completed after you have finished the Supplemental Information Form (you will be directed to the payment system). Reentry at this point will not be possible. If you cannot pay by Credit Card, you may exit after completion of the Supplemental Information Form and send a check for $75.00 Payable To: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. It should be mailed, along with you complete name and VMCAS Application Number to :
The School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Admissions Office, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
*if you choose to pay by check and it is returned for lack of funds, you will be assessed a $30.00 fee on top of the standard $75.00 fee
To begin the Supplemental Information Form please CLICK HERE
Penn Vet welcomes international applicants. Currently, Penn Vet accepts the majority of the starting class of 125 students from outside the state of Pennsylvania. This includes all other states within the U.S., U.S. territories and Internationally. Academic qualifications for admisson are the same for international students as for U.S. citizens. For information on required prerequisite courses CLICK HERE. For information on our applications CLICK HERE to visit our FAQ section.
All applicants whose primary language is not English are required to submit scores from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Scores for each section of the test are expected to be at the 90%tile or above. For those applicants who have earned undergraduate or graduate degrees from a college or university where English is the language of instruction, the TOEFL may be waived. The TOEFL is administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Service/ www.ets.org) through testing centers worldwide. For VISA information, please go to the website of the Office of International Programs (OIP) at the University of Pennsylvania www.upenn.edu/oip/isss .
Additional Information (all applicants)
Candidates can complete the electronic VMCAS application any time after June 7. The Web site is http://www.aavmc.org.
No applications will be accepted after October 2 at 1:00 PM E.D.T. by VMCAS for the class entering September of the following year. Those applicants who applied previously but who were not selected must apply again if they wish to be reconsidered. Applicants are notified of receipt of their application by letter no later than December 1. At the same time you will be informed about missing documents.
The order in which applications are received is not the determining factor in the selection of students. Personal interviews with the Committee on Admissions are by invitation only. Applicants are notified of the committee’s decision between January and April. Unsuccessful applicants may request a personal or telephone appointment for counseling.
Information about the pre-professional program at the University of Pennsylvania may be obtained by visiting www.upenn.edu/admissions.