Application Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Questions concerning the application will only be discussed with the applicant.  Due to confidentiality we cannot discuss the application with anyone else including parents, spouses, friends, employers, etc. All application deadlines are firm.

Electronic Letters of Recommendation

Three electronic letters of recommendation (eLOR) are required. Up to six eLORs will be accepted.  You are strongly encouraged to ask for more than three evaluations in case an evaluator is not able to get their evaluation in on time. Evaluations must be submitted by Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

The Graduate Record Exam General Test is required for application to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Both the old GRE and the Revised GRE will be accepted.
  • Scores must be RECEIVED by October 13, 2017.

Applicants may send their GRE scores to VMCAS or directly to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • The GRE code for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is 6315.
  • There is no department code. (DO NOT USE GRE CODE 6306).

No late GRE scores will be accepted.

Veterinary Medical College Application Service

All applicants must apply through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). Their online web application may be accessed at http://www.aavmc.org/vmcas/vmcas.htm. The deadline for the VMCAS Application is Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.