Application Procedure

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Submit an application through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) by September 29, 2021, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. All official transcripts are to be sent to VMCAS at the address on their website. Please be sure to review our academic and non-cognitive criteria in order to make your application as competitive as possible.

Veterinary Medical College Application Service

Residents of the states of Idaho, Montana, and Utah applying in the 2021-2022 cycle must certify with their state by September 1, 2021. Please follow the residency certification instructions and contact the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine to keep us up-to-date on your progress as you complete the residency certification process. Applicants from WICHE states (AZ, HI, NV, NM, ND, WY) please see your state WICHE office for more information on certification deadlines.

Residency Certification

Beginning with the 2021-2022 admissions cycle (entering Fall 2022), the GRE will no longer be required as part of the admissions process. GRE scores will not be evaluated with your application and should not be submitted to our program. 

Applicants must complete all prerequisites prior to entering the DVM program.  Please see our prerequisite page for additional information.


Review the Academic and Non-Cognitive Admissions Criteria. Thorough knowledge of these criteria can help applicants to prepare a competitive application.

Academic Criteria Non-Cognitive Criteria

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 31, 2022.

Washington residents, residents of WICHE states, and nonresidents should request that reports be sent to WSU. Utah residents should request that reports be sent to USU and WSU. Montana residents should request that reports be sent to MSU and WSU.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

WIMU Regional Program

Message from the Dean


We are so glad you are exploring the Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). I chose WSU because of the great community of educators, scholars, staff, and students - all located in the beautiful Palouse region. Our students come from a broad geographic area through the Washington–Idaho–Montana-Utah (WIMU) Regional Program. We are proud of our collective campuses, facilities, and faculty members. There are so many unique programs at the WSU CVM.

We lead in innovative education with highlights including our Cougar Orientation Leadership Experience, our excellent teaching academy and the world's very first accredited simulation program with an emphasis on veterinary medicine. We have a state-of-the-art Veterinary Teaching Hospital where you will train throughout your stay here. Opportunities in veterinary medicine are many and we have paths for you in cutting-edge clinical medicine, in research that matters, in public health and in outreach. But why take my word for it? Please visit and see all this for yourself.

Dr. Dori Borjesson, Dean College of Veterinary Medicine