Penn Vet participates in a common web-based application, through the Association of American Veterinary Medical
Colleges (AAVMC). The web-based application is generally available online beginning early/mid May and is due in its
entirety by mid September prior to the year you intend to enroll.
Applying for Fall 2018 Entry
Veterinary Medical College Admission Service (VMCAS) will provide an
application in May 2017 for entry in Fall 2018. An application fee will be charged by VMCAS
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
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. One recommendation must be from a science
academic source and one must be from a veterinarian. The third is of the
but should not be a family member. All transcripts will also be sent directly to
not send them to Penn Vet). GRE scores should be sent to Penn Vet using
Code 2775. This code will also send GRE Scores to VMCAS.
The application deadline will NOW be September 29, 2017 at 12:00 Midnight, E.D.T. (in accordance with the VMCAS deadline extension) for
your application, transcripts and evaluations at VMCAS. You must have all these items to
VMCAS by this
date or they will not be accepted. The deadline for GRE scores to be submitted will remain October 15th, 2017 and
after this date will not be added to the application. Score reporting may take up
to 4 weeks
and therefore, you should plan your test date accordingly.
PennVet Quick Application Guide.
Supplemental Information Form (Required for all applicants)
The Supplemental Information Form and Processing Fee System will be available in May 2017. The form and payment must NOW completed by September 29,
2017, 12:00 Midnight, E.D.T (in accordance with the VMCAS deadline extension). No application will be considered without the 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
completion, you will need to begin the process again (the process takes about 10 to 15
Payment of the processing fee with a credit card (preferred method) must be completed after
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
Supplemental Information Form and send a *check for $75.00 payable to: The Trustees of
University of Pennsylvania. It should be mailed, along with your complete name and
Application Number to:
The School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
*If you choose to pay by check and it is returned, you will be assessed a $35.00 fee on top
standard $75.00 fee.
The 2018 Supplemental Information Form and Application Processing Fee page is now available.
Here to access.
Penn Vet welcomes international applicants. Currently, Penn Vet accepts the majority of the
class of 125 students from outside the state of Pennsylvania. This includes all other states
U.S., U.S. territories and internationally. Academic qualifications for admission are the same
international students as for U.S. citizens. All international students must
foreign transcripts evaluated by World Educational Services (wes.org) and sent
electronically to VMCAS
prior to the deadline date. VMCAS will not accept paper versions of the
information on required prerequisite courses
FAQ section for more information on our applications
All applicants whose primary language is not English are required to submit scores from the
of English as a Foreign Language). Scores for each section of the test are expected to be at
percentile or above. For those applicants who have earned undergraduate or graduate degrees
college or university where English is the language of instruction, the TOEFL may be waived.
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
International Programs (OIP) at the University of Pennsylvania,
Additional Information for All Applicants
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 email no later than December 1. At this time, applicants will be informed about any 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.