New VMSAR Categories and Guidelines

 



TIMELINE:
- 1/29/2019: AAVMC has hired a temp to reorganize all of the existing institution pages into the new categories and order. 
-1/30/2019 - 02/15/2019: Reorganized pages will be sent to the VMSAR contact at each institution for their review and update.
-02/28/2019: Initial deadline for return of updated content from institutions. 

CATEGORIES & REORGANIZATION

(PDF of categories and organization found HERE)

OVERVIEW

  • Program Contacts
    • Email
    • Website
  • Program Description
    • Health & Wellness (recommended)
    • Diversity & Disadvantaged / Accommodations (recommended)
  • Class Size
    • Resident #
    • Non-Resident #
    • Contract # and where
    • International seats #
  • Applicant Pool (prior year)
    • Resident #
    • Non-Resident #
    • Contract # and where
  • International School: Y/N
  • Accepts International Applicants: Y/N
  • VMCAS Participant: Y/N
    • If “No”, how to apply

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Pre-Requisite Chart Update
    • Date pre-reqs must be completed
    • Pre-requisite required grade
  • VMCAS application: Y/N
  • Supplemental Application: Y/N
    • Through VMCAS: Y/N
    • External: Y/N
  • Transcripts Requirements
    • AP Policy
    • International Transcripts
    • WES Report Required: Y/N
  • Test Requirements
    • GRE Test Deadline: Date
    • TOEFL Test Deadline: Date
    • OTHER Test Deadlines
  • Experiences
    • Requirements statement
      • Minimum hours requirements
  • Letters of Recommendation (eLOR)
    • Letters Guidance Statement (what are you looking for)
      • Minimum number required: #
      • Veterinarian Required: Y/N
  • Bachelor’s degree required: Y/N
  • Academic Statement
    • Required minimum cumulative GPA
    • Required grades
    • Required minimum of last 45
    • Required minimum science GPA
    • Required minimum GRE score
    • Other GPA requirements
  • Interview Required: Y/N
    • Type of interview

ADMISSIONS PROCESS & DEADLINES

  • Admissions Process Statement
    • Deadlines:
      • Application Open Date
      • Application Deadline Date
      • Supplemental Open Date
      • Supplemental Deadline Date
      • Transcripts Received Date
      • eLOR Received Date
      • GRE Scores Received Date
    • Interviews held: Dates
      • Interview format statement
    • Offers released: Dates
    • Orientation held: Dates
    • Classes Begin: Dates
    • Deposit required: Y/N
      • If YES, amount: $
    • Defers granted: Y/N
    • Transfers accepted: Y/N

     

  • EVALUATION CRITERIA

    *If Applicable, please enter percentage weighted

  • Academic History
  • Science GPA
  • Science pre-requisite GPA
  • Pre-Requisite GPA
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Last 45 GPA
  • GRE Scores
  • eLORs
  • Experiences
  • Leadership Skills
  • Personal Essays
  • Contribution to diversity
  • Non-cognitive skills
  • Readiness to matriculate
  • Employment history
  • Interview
  • Other (please list)

ACCEPTANCE DATA (PRIOR YEAR)

  • GRE Average and Range
  • GPA Average and Range
  • Number of applications
  • Number interviewed (or N/A)
  • Number selected
  • Number accepted into class
  • Number matriculated

TUITION / COST OF ATTENDANCE

*For current year (2020 matriculation)

  • Resident (in-State)
    • Tuition
    • Fees
    • COA
  • Non-Resident (out-of-state)
    • Tuition
    • Fees
    • COA

EDUCATION / RESEARCH

  • Special programs / entrance pathways statement
  • Combined Programs statement
    • (List any combined degree programs with brief statement)
  • Other Academic Programs statement
    • (List any special admissions pathways such as early entrance, scholars, etc & brief statement)
  • Curriculum Statement
    • (Brief statement of curriculum (i.e. traditional, PBL, Flipped, etc.))
  • Clinicals begin
    • (In what semesterdoes clinical work begin)
  • Research opportunities
    • (Brief description of Summer (or other) research programs))
  • Highlights
    • (Anything you would like to highlight about your DVM program)

Q&A

  • Top 10 FAQs
    • (List the top 10 questions you get about your program, requirements, selection, etc.)