Step 1: Complete the VMCAS Application and Supplemental Essays by Sept. 16, 2024

The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is a centralized application program for participating veterinary medical colleges.

Step 2: Complete the VMCVM Application Processing Fee by Sept. 16, 2024

  • The supplemental application questions appear on VMCVM's Program Materials page on VMCAS.
  • Enter your VMCAS ID number and the email address used on your VMCAS application.
  • Submit a non-refundable $100.00 processing fee.
  • Your application will not be considered complete until the processing fee has been paid.
  • Will be available to all applicants May 2024

Step 3: Complete the Situational Judgment Test by Sept. 22, 2024

  • Once you apply to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine program, you will receive a link to complete the SJT. If you apply before August 26, 2024, you will receive a link shortly after the testing window has opened.

Step 4: Submit residency forms by October 1, 2024

Upload the residency forms to the "Documents" section under VMCVM's Program Materials on the VMCAS application.

All candidates are required to submit a completed residency form by October 1st, 2024.  If you are a Virginia or Maryland resident who does not submit a residency form by the deadline, you will be considered an out of state candidate. 

Please note:

  • If you are a Virginia or Maryland resident but did not submit your residency form before the deadline, it will be assumed that you are an at-large applicant, a status that will remain even after acceptance and matriculation.
  • If you are active or retired military and plan on initiating your VA benefits to cover tuition and fees, you must still meet our application deadlines. Because an applicant is not able to change residency after acceptance, you are required to notify us at the time of application that you intend to seek VA benefits if accepted into the program.

No-Transfer and Prior Enrollment Policy

  • The Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine maintains a strict no-transfer policy and does not accept applications for transfer.
  • For purposes of this policy, the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine defines enrollment as attendance at or participation in any pre-orientation program, orientation program, or class within a DVM professional program.
  • The Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine reserves the right to deny a supplemental application to applicants who have previously enrolled in another veterinary school domestically or abroad.  The Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine may consider on a case by case basis, whether to grant a supplemental application to applicants who have engaged in a limited time of study (usually < 2 years) of a veterinary degree program that combines undergraduate and veterinary studies.

Foreign Graduate Clinical Training

Due to capacity limitations, we do not accept applicants for training opportunities necessary for Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification, National Examining Board (NEB) certification, Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE®) certification, or other certification programs for graduates of international, non-accredited veterinary programs.