For Veterinary Medicine Applicants Only

These instructions are for current veterinary medicine applicants. Visit the Office of the Registrar for information regarding transcripts for undergraduate admissions.

Official transcripts for ALL college-level coursework (undergraduate, graduate and continuing education) must initially 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. If an institution’s name shows on another transcript, a transcript directly from that institution is required. Iowa State University students and alumni must also send their transcripts to VMCAS.

VMCAS Transcript Mailing Address

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

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 updated transcripts.

If you are taking Summer 2024 courses and want these grades included in the initial academic evaluation, the transcripts must be sent to VMCAS by September 16, 2024.

If credits have been taken at a foreign (non-U.S. or non-English-speaking Canadian) institution, the applicant must follow the VMCAS instructions for foreign transcripts for WES evaluations. Since this may take some time, applicants are urged to start this process shortly after the VMCAS application opens.


Fall 2024 (due postmarked January 20, 2025) and Spring 2025 (due received July 3, 2025) official transcripts need to be sent directly from the institution to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Transcripts sent by students will not be accepted.

Electronic Transcripts (Preferred )

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.

CVM Transcripts Mailing Address

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

Updated 4/19/2024