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Application Procedure for the Class of 2022

Submitting Application Materials

The University of Missouri requires all applicants submit both an application through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) found at and our Supplemental Application available at

Summary of Admission Procedure - Timetable

VMCAS Application Opens. (VMCAS Application)

May 11, 2017

MU Supplemental Application Opens.

June 1, 2017

To ensure there are no issues with receipt of your applications, it is recommended that you complete submission of the VMCAS application (including submission of transcripts and GRE test scores) and the MU Supplemental application by
August 15, 2017

Deadline for submission of transcripts to VMCAS.

September 15, 2017

Deadline for submission of GRE scores to VMCAS.

September 15, 2017

Deadline for submission of VMCAS application.

September 15, 2017 by midnight EDT

Deadline for submission of MU Supplemental application.

September 16, 2017 by Midnight CDT

Non-resident interviews held.

January 5, 6, 7, 13, 14 (2018)

Missouri resident interviews held.

Feb-March 2018

Orientation week.

Mid-August 2018

School begins.

Late August 2018



Requirements for Application

Applicants must meet all academic requirements regardless of degrees held. Among those requirements is a cumulative GPA of 3.00 achieved from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Each student must complete an application(s) and have official transcripts from all institutions of higher education ever enrolled mailed to VMCAS by September 15, 2017.

Each student must submit scores from the General Record Examination (GRE) test and have results sent to VMCAS by September 15, 2017 (use code 7268). Test scores of 285 (total of verbal and quantitative) and 1.5 on the analytical section are required to submit our application and must have been attained within the last three years. (No scores attained prior to December 31, 2014 will be accepted).

GRE information can be found at the following:

If currently enrolled in a graduate program where a degree would not be completed prior to entering Veterinary School, a request will be sent on submission of our Supplemental Application for a letter from his or her major professor stating knowledge and approval of the student’s application to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation from influential citizens carry no more importance than letters from other individuals. Applicants are allowed to submit up to six evaluations, at least three must be submitted to VMCAS by September 15, 2017. At least one evaluator must be a veterinarian. Evaluations are not accepted from relatives by birth or marriage. Additional letters submitted outside the VMCAS application are not forwarded to the Admissions Committee.

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Phone: (573) 882-3554
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Last Update: May 31, 2017