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The AAVMC’s Admissions & Recruitment Committee (ARC) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), have made a decision to extend the VMCAS 2018 Application Deadline to Friday, September 29, 2017, @ 11:59 PM Eastern Time for all applicants.
The decision to extend the deadline was made because Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have posed significant obstacles for VMCAS applicants throughout the southeastern United States, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Many applicants were forced to evacuate their homes and/or are without electricity. Colleges and universities have been closed and the US Postal Service has ceased mail delivery indefinitely in many of the affected areas.
As a result, these circumstances have placed burdens on our applicants which are outside of their control. Delivery of official transcripts as well as the submission of electronic letters of recommendations (eLORs) may be delayed. Thus, we feel that it is necessary to extend the deadline so that applicants have the time they need to submit all required documentation.
Please note that VMCAS applications should be submitted as soon as they are completed regardless of whether VMCAS has received eLORs or transcripts. This will help to expedite your application verification. Do not wait for receipt of either of these documents!
This deadline extension shortens the time that schools will have to review applications. Therefore, it is important that you make every effort to submit your VMCAS application as soon as possible despite this deadline extension. Should you have any questions about this deadline extension, please contact VMCAS at: 617-612-2884 or email: email@example.com.
In addition to the four-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, the college offers a variety of online (BIOMED) courses. Courses serve as electives for other degree programs, a component to the online health science and bachelor of general studies degrees, as partial requirements in the MU Pre-veterinary Medicine Scholars Program, and to earn either a thesis or non-thesis master’s degree. BIOMED courses are also recommended electives in meeting the requirements to apply for a DVM program.