Preparing the next generation of veterinarians
The NC State CVM encourages prospective applicants to engage the admission process fully to develop the most competitive and compelling case for admission. The following resources will assist candidates in their preparation.
- Review helpful tips from the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
- Learn about the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
- Determine eligibility by understanding admission criteria
- Become familiar with important deadlines and the application timeline
- Visit the College or Take a Virtual Tour
- Attend an information session
- Determine residency status through the Residency Determination Service (RDS)
- Have questions? Consult the Frequently Asked Questions
For additional tips, watch the VMCAS Application: Explained video series for detailed information on what the VMCAS application looks like and what you need to apply – straight from our NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Team.
Class of 2026
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Eligibility Criteria Used to Evaluate Applicants
NC State CVM employs a holistic review process for admission to the DVM program. Once all applicants are determined to have met eligibility criteria and completed their applications by the relevant deadlines, applications are reviewed.
For applicants who are residents of North Carolina, each complete application that meets the criteria indicated above is reviewed independently by three members of the College Committee for Admissions, with each committee member assigning a rank to the application. The sum of ranks assigned by each committee member informs the committee’s recommendation to accept, waitlist, or deny acceptance to each applicant. For the 2023-24 admissions cycle, only North Carolina residents will complete an asynchronous mini-interview. North Carolina residents will comprise 80% of the admitted class.
Due to large numbers of non-resident applicants, each complete application is reviewed independently by two trained individuals. Recommendation by either initial reviewer will result in review of a candidate’s application by three members of the College Committee for Admissions as for resident applicants.
The Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine ultimately approves admissions decisions recommended by the College Committee for Admissions.
NOTE: The criteria for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine are determined and reviewed periodically by the dean and the Faculty Committee on Admissions. The Admissions Committee is comprised of faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine with representatives from the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the University of North Carolina system. Changes in the admissions process may be made without announcement as a result of continual review by the Faculty Committee on Admissions.