Contracts and State Cooperative Programs

Nebraska

Nebraska residents applying to the ISU/UNL Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine should go to www.vetmed.unl.edu.

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (ISU) and the University of Nebraska –Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UNL) have established the ISU-UNL Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine (ISU-UNL PPVM). Under this program, 25-26 Nebraska resident students who are admitted to ISU will enroll and complete the first two years of the veterinary curriculum at UNL and the last two years at ISU. The Nebraska resident students will pay ISU resident veterinary tuition for all four years of enrollment with the tuition for the first two years paid to UNL and for the last two years to ISU.

Nebraska students who wish to participate in this program must apply to Iowa State University. The following steps are required.

  • Apply to Iowa State University through the regular application process. All applications must be received by September 29, 2017, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
  • Complete the Nebraska Resident Certification Form. These forms must be received at UNL by September 15, 2017.

Nebraska residents may be considered for admission directly to ISU under the following process:  All Nebraska residents will be first considered in the ISU-UNL PPVM process.  During the period of time that the applicant is viable in the UNL applicant pool, the application will not be further processed at ISU.  Following final decisions of offers for the ISU-UNL PPVM program, Nebraska resident applications not accepted into that program will be considered in the ISU non-resident/non-contract applicant pool if requested.  Although this alternate route exists, Nebraska residents will be most competitive for admission through the ISU-UNL PPVM program described above.

North Dakota

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine contracts with the State of North Dakota to offer a limited number of positions to North Dakota residents. The total number of positions available each year is determined by the State of North Dakota, however, there have been 4 contract positions available each year over the past several years. North Dakota residents admitted under this contract pay Iowa resident tuition.

For further information on this contract and to request residency paperwork contact:

North Dakota University System
ND State Capitol Building
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 21`
Bismarck, ND 58505-0602
Phone: 701-328-2906

The deadline for application to this program is October 15 of the year you submit your application to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

South Dakota

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine contracts with the State of South Dakota to offer a limited number of positions to South Dakota residents. Total number of positions available each year is determined by the State of South Dakota, however, there have been 6 contract positions available each year over the past several years. South Dakota residents admitted under this contract pay Iowa resident tuition.

For further information on this contract and to request residency paperwork contact:

South Dakota Board of Regents
306 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501-2545
Phone: 605-773-3455