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Application Process

Any student should be ready to apply the summer BEFORE they want to attend veterinary school. Many students apply to veterinary school during the summer between their junior and senior year of college if they plan to attend veterinary school the fall after they graduate from college. For the Texas A&M Veterinary School, the Texas application (TMDSAS) opens on May 1st and will close on October 1st. For other out-of-state schools, the national application (VMCAS) opens in June and closes on October 1st.  For Texas students, it is strongly suggested to work on the Texas application throughout the summer and submit by August 30.  That way, the student can concentrate on ensuring that supplemental materials have been transmitted by October 1, have time to fill out the secondary application, and concentrate on fall classes that are beginning.
August 30 arbitrary deadline:
  1. Texas application (TMDSAS) submitted and paid.  This will include the personal statement (on the application) which is very important for it is your chance to let the admissions committee know all about you and your motivation.
  2. Graduate Record Exam Scores – Have taken test and submitted scores to Texas A&M University (#6812).
  3. Evaluation forms – Forms should be either 1) out to evaluators or 2) evaluators have already sent to TMDSAS. The TAMU Veterinary School requires 3 evaluation forms with at least one from a veterinarian you have worked/shadowed/volunteered with. Many students get 2 or 3 from veterinarians.
  4. Transcripts – Students should ensure that transcripts have been sent from ALL colleges you have attended to Texas application service (TMDSAS).
  5. Secondary TAMU application – There is a secondary application for the TAMU Veterinary School that you will fill out and send directly to the TAMU vet school.
 
If you plan to apply to any out-of-state veterinary schools, please check with the pre-veterinary advisor. She can help you with the decision on where to apply, chances of being able to attend an out-of-state school and costs:  all very big factors on the decision of whether to apply to out-of-state schools. If you have made the decision to apply to out-of-state schools, the above timeline is very similar for the national application (VMCAS). Just be sure and fill out the Texas application first.

Application Workshops - We will host Veterinary School Application Workshops during the months of April/May each year. These will be announced on the pre-vet Aggie listserv.