Your journey begins here, with your VMCAS application. It's our goal to ensure that you are given all the tools you need to prepare you for your veterinary medical education career! It takes a lot of preparation and research to decide where you are going to apply, and your VMCAS staff is here to help you all the way through your application process.

Make sure to bookmark this page because it will be your hub of information throughout the VMCAS Application Cycle! Return often for updates!

Applicant checklist

  • Applicants must read all instructions for each section.
  • Record your username and password in a secure and easy-to-remember location.
  • Review your application carefully to make sure that the data is accurate.
  • Print your completed application for your records BEFORE delivering it to VMCAS. Do not send printed applications to VMCAS.
  • You must deliver your VMCAS application and other application materials (3 eLors, Transcripts) to VMCAS no later than September 17th, 2019 @ 11:59PM, Eastern Time. No late documents are accepted.


  • Be sure to register a minimum of three evaluators in the eLOR section as soon as you begin your application to allow the maximum time for evaluators to complete your letters of recommendation(s).
  • Be sure to verify that your evaluators have received the e-mail request and have submitted your evaluation(s) by September 17, 2019. (VMCAS requires three (3) evaluation to be submitted prior to releasing your application for transcript verification) See: Transcript Verification Page for more information)
  • VMCAS no longer accepts individual letters of recommendation in paper form. They MUST be electronic submitted through the VMCAS Evaluation Portal. The only exceptions are multi-page committee letters and composite letters (however some schools will not accept committee/composite letters) so be sure to check with the school(s) you are applying to. Evaluations may be uploaded into the VMCAS system.
  • Check the eLOR section to verify that your evaluations have been received by VMCAS.

Other Application Materials

  • Send transcripts to VMCAS (VMCAS-Transcripts PO BOX 9126 Watertown, MA 02471) no later than September 17th, 2019 or earlier in order to allow time for verification.
  • Send Fall & Spring transcripts directly to your designated schools.
  • Check each school's requirements regarding submitting test scores
  • Visit the web site for each designated college to obtain college-specific instructions.
  • Complete any supplemental applications and any supplemental fees (if required).

The 2019/20 Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR) publication:

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Questions? Please contact the VMCAS Student & Advisor Hotline:

Phone: 617-612-2884

Fax: 617-612-2051


Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time

(subject to change)

Page Last Updated 02/21/2019