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The Admissions process at Penn Vet

The Admissions & Application Process


COVID-19 Policy Regarding Spring 2020 Coursework

The Office of Admissions at Penn Vet recognizes that many of our accepted students are currently taking courses this spring to meet our Matriculation Requirements. College and University decisions to move to an online instruction model in response to the COVID-19 outbreak has likely greatly impacted your spring semester and we acknowledge what you are all experiencing.

So that no student is negatively impacted by their institution's decision, Penn Vet Admissions has created the following policy in regards to Spring 2020 coursework.

If a college/university is only allowing students to take courses Pass/Fail, we will accept a Pass in any Spring 2020 course to meet a requirement(s).

If a student has been given a choice, to (1) take a course Pass/Fail OR (2) for a grade, we will still accept the Pass/Fail course towards a requirement(s).  However it must be supplemented by a letter or email (from the professor or academic advisor) sent directly to the Office of Admissions identifying what the grade in the class would have been if not taken Pass/Fail, as all Matriculation Requirements must be completed with a C or above.

Please contact Rob DiMeo at rdimeo@vet.upenn.edu if you have any questions about this special policy for Spring 2020 coursework.

You've decided to apply. What are your next steps? Here's everything you need to know to get through the Penn Vet application process. 

Good luck! We're looking forward to reviewing your application.

As always, contact us with any questions or concerns. We're here for you. 

Applying to Penn Vet

Here are four steps to guide you through the application process. Make sure you read through these carefully!

 

 

One.  Review Our Requirements

Review Our Requirements: First, it's a good idea to learn about our requirements. You don't have to complete all of the required coursework by the time you apply, but you'll need to be prepared to complete everything when you are accepted.

 

 

Two. Apply - Part I

Apply - Part I: Next comes the application itself. Like most veterinary schools, Penn Vet uses the Veterinary Medical College Application Service's VMCAS application, offered by AAVMC, the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges. Review our application checklist, which will describe the application process step by step, as well as provide insights about what we're looking for from our applicants. 

 

 

Three. Apply - Part II

Apply - Part II: Once you've completed your VMCAS application, make sure you fill out and submit the Supplemental Information Form and send in your processing fee payment. This is a requirement of all applications to Penn Vet. 

  • The Supplemental Information form for Class of 2025 applicants will be available in Mid May 2020.
 

 

Four. Check Out Our Timeline

Check Out Our Timeline: Next, you'll want to check out our timeline to see what happens next. Not everyone who applies is invited to interview, but if you are, you'll want to make sure to review our interview tips. 

 

 

Five. (Optional) Review Our Incoming Class Profile 

Review Our Incoming Class Profile: Here's where you can see the data on our incoming class. Includes GPA, GRE, undergraduate majors, and academic institutions.