Finally, it's time... Time to apply to vet school!!!
The admissions staff at PennVet welcomes you to our Application Process page. We look forward to receiving your application, however if you have questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-898-5434.
The application is part of 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.
What to Expect
If you have previously applied, but were not selected, you must apply again through the complete VMCAS process to be reconsidered. All applicants are notified of receipt of their application by email no later than December 5. At this time, if an application is missing items, applicants will be notified.
The order in which applications are received is not the determining factor in the selection of students for interviews. In fact, we don't start our review of applications until at least November. Therefore we suggest not applying as soon as the VMCAS opens in May. Although we don't advise waiting until the last minute, there is plenty of time through the months of June, July and August to include all information in your application and submit all the required items to VMCAS.
Personal interviews with the Committee on Admissions are by invitation only We will hold interviews in January and February and suggest that you not schedule any trips, vacations, or events that cannot be canceled during this time as we will not reschedule an applicants interview day. We unfortunately can't guarantee interviews for all our applicants but it is best to keep these months open for a possible interview.
We will send out invites to interview throughout January and February, in many groupings and usually right up to our last interview day. While we try to give at least 3 weeks notice prior to an interview, we also have openings that become available for a specific interview day inside of the standard 3 week window.
All applicants are notified of the committee's decision by email between January and April, however most applicants will be notified by the end February. Applicants who have not been accepted may request an appointment for counseling in late spring in preparation for an application the following year.