Washington, D.C., May 6, 2019 -
The Veterinary Medical College Application Service
(VMCAS) window for prospective veterinarians seeking admission to the
Class of 2024 at AAVMC member institutions opens on May 9 and closes on
September 17 at 11:59 p.m.
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More than 25 years old, the
sophisticated centralized application service is refined every year to
make it more effective for both applicants and admissions officers.
Changes have been made this cycle to improve user experiences for both
applicants and admissions officers, according to Director of Admissions
and Recruitment Affairs Tony Wynne.
From an applicant
standpoint, changes include improved program searches, increased
character counts on essay prompts and the implementation of a
"professional transcript entry" (PTE) feature that enables applicants to
pay to have coursework entry completed.
New benefits for
member institutions include a sophisticated new VMCAS Analytics program.
The feature enables admissions personnel to view a graphical
representation of VMCAS data in real time. For example, analysts can
compare cohorts against national applicant data, they can compare
current data against former cycle data, and examine graphical heat maps
of where applicants are coming from on an international basis.
This cycle opens amidst a period of continued growth in the numbers of
applicants to veterinary colleges and schools. Last year, a 7% increase
in individuals applying to veterinary school and an overall 10% increase
in the total number of applications were noted.
The AAVMC is a
nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the
health and welfare of animals, people and the environment around the
world by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Members include 49
accredited veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, the
Caribbean Basin, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.
Jeff Douglas or Jeanne Johnson
Phone: 202/371-9195, x144
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org