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Residency Information

  • All prospective students applying to our program, regardless of residency status, apply to Washington State University.
  • Applicants must declare their current state of residency on the VMCAS and WSU/WIMU Supplemental Application. By identifying yourself as a Washington resident, Idaho resident, Montana resident, Utah resident, a resident of a WICHE state (Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming), or as a nonresident, your application will be funneled through the appropriate application pool.
  • It is highly recommended that applicants contact the appropriate state authority for information regarding residency requirements as early in the application process as possible. Please see the state-specific information below for additional information about each state's residency certification process.
  • The state of Washington allows nonresident veterinary students who attend the Pullman campus for all four years to change their residency status (become WA residents) for tuition paying purposes after residing in Washington state for one year and meeting certain criteria. Visit the WSU Office of the Registrar website for more information.

Washington and Idaho residents

  • Washington and Idaho residents attend the Pullman campus for the entire four years.
  • Up to 55 seats in the incoming class are reserved for Washington residents, and up to 11 are reserved for Idaho residents.
  • Washington applicants must be residents of the state of Washington at the time of application.
  • Idaho residents must read the Idaho Residency Law information and follow the residency certification instructions. Residency questions should be directed to Chris Menter at cmenter@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2029. Please contact the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Admissions at admissions@vetmed.wsu.edu to keep us up-to-date on your progress as you complete the residency certification process.

Utah residents

  • Up to 20 Utah residents may be admitted through the WIMU Regional Program in veterinary medicine.
  • Applicants selected to participate in the WIMU Regional Program spend their first two years at our Logan campus (Utah State University) and the remaining two years at our Pullman campus.
  • Utah applicants must complete the Utah Residency Certification Form and email it to residency@usu.edu. Please write “Residency Certification for Veterinary School” in the email subject line. Residency questions should be directed to the USU Admissions Office at 435-797-1079. Please follow the residency certification instructions and contact the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Admissions at admissions@vetmed.wsu.edu to keep us up-to-date on your progress as you complete the residency certification process.

Montana residents

  • Up to 10 Montana residents may be admitted through the WIMU Regional Program in veterinary medicine (Montana Cooperative Program).
  • Applicants selected to participate in this program spend their first year at our Bozeman campus (Montana State University) and the remaining three years at our Pullman campus.
  • All applicants apply to Washington State University and must complete the VMCAS application and WSU/WIMU supplemental application.
  • Montana applicants must certify as Montana residents through the Montana Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP). Click on "Veterinary" under the blue "Application Materials" section on the left. Please follow the residency certification instructions and contact the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Admissions at admissions@vetmed.wsu.edu to keep us up-to-date on your progress as you complete the residency certification process. 
  • Interview offers will be sent out early November. Interviews for the Regional Program are tentatively scheduled for mid-November and admissions offers will be made shortly thereafter. After the available positions in the Regional Program are filled, offers may be made to those Montana applicants who have received WICHE financial support.

 

WICHE residents (Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming)

  • The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is a participant and receiving school in the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) exchange program. The WICHE exchange program helps students in the above listed western states enroll in select, out-of-state professional programs not offered in their home states, as well as providing financial support for that professional program.
  • Applicants should contact their state WICHE office for residency certification requirements and deadlines.
  • Under the terms of the WICHE Compact, a select number of certified applicants from WICHE states may be sponsored by their home states and pay resident tuition and fees.
  • WICHE certified applicants selected to receive WICHE sponsored support from their state attend the four-year program at the Pullman campus.
  • Applicants from WICHE states that are not selected to receive WICHE sponsored support (as well as those applicants who do not receive certification through their state) will be considered in the nonresident applicant pool.
  • Additional information may be obtained from:
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
3035 Center Green Dr, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
303-541-0200
www.wiche.edu
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Nonresidents

  • Applicants who are not residents of the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, or Utah, as well as applicants from WICHE states who either were not certified or selected to receive financial support from their state, will be considered in the nonresident applicant pool.
  • Up to 35 seats are available for successful applicants in the nonresident applicant pool. Between 15-25 students will attend at the Pullman campus for all four years. Up to 10 students will begin their first two years in Logan, Utah and their final two years on the Pullman campus.
  • Nonresidents may list their preference (not guaranteed) on the WSU/WIMU supplemental application to spend four years at the Pullman campus or begin in Logan, Utah for the first two years.
  • Nonresidents accepted at the Logan site will not be able to change their residency after they are accepted to the program.

International applicants

  • Applications from international students are accepted and encouraged and are also considered in the nonresident pool (see information above).
  • International applicants must submit transcripts to a transcript evaluation service that meets the WSU requirements (scroll to "Transcripts")
  • International students must also demonstrate English proficiency. Either a language waiver or a TOEFL score greater than 650 is required. Our TOEFL institute code is 4705. Please scroll to "English Proficiency" and "Language Waivers" on the WSU Admissions site for more information.
  • While most international students will have to pay nonresident tuition for all four years, there are exceptions. Please see the WSU Office of the Registrar for information regarding residency for tuition paying purposes.