Transcripts (For Veterinary Medicine Applicants Only)

These instructions are for current veterinary medicine applicants.  If you are applying to undergraduate admissions, please click here.

Official transcripts for ALL college-level coursework (undergraduate, graduate and continuing education) must be sent directly to VMCAS.  This includes courses you took during high school, courses that show up as transfer credits on another transcript and if you only took 1 course at the school.  Iowa State University students and alumni must also send their Iowa State transcripts to VMCAS.  Please send transcripts to:

VMCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9126
Watertown, MA  02471

Official transcripts from ALL postsecondary institutions you attended are required. This is necessary even though credits may show up as transfer credits on another institution's transcript, you took only one course at the institution, or you took the college credits during high school.  If an institution's name shows on another transcript, a transcript directly from that institution is required.
IMPORTANT - If you are reapplying, please make sure you send UPDATED transcripts to VMCAS if you have taken any coursework between your last application and the current application.  We cannot consider your application without these.
If you are taking Summer 2021 courses and want these grades included in the initial academic evaluation, the transcripts must be sent to VMCAS by September 29, 2021.
If credits have been taken at a foreign (non-U.S. or English-speaking Canadian) institution, the applicant must follow the VMCAS instructions for foreign transcripts.  Since this may take some time, applicants are urged to start this process shortly after the VMCAS application opens.

Fall 2021 (due postmarked January 20, 2022) and Spring 2022 (due postmarked July 1, 2022) official transcripts need to be sent directly from the institution to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  If your school has the option of sending the transcripts electronically (preferred), please email When ordering electronic transcripts, you may need to put this email in the "third-party" or "other" option. Do not send to Iowa State University (general).  Transcripts sent directly from the applicant will not be accepted.

If sending via mail, please use the following address.

CVM Admissions
2270 Veterinary Medicine
1800 Christensen Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011-1134



Updated 09/10/2021