COVID-19 FAQ for Prospective Students
Are online labs accepted?
Yes, online labs are accepted for our program provided they cover the same criteria as the in-person version of the lab.
Will the application deadlines be impacted by the pandemic?
No, we have made no changes to application deadlines for our program. Please visit our Admissions Timeline for additional information and updates.
Do you still require the GRE?
Yes, we still require the GRE. Additional information about online GRE options can be found on the ETS website.
Do you still require a DVM LOR?
Yes, we require a minimum of three letters of recommendation; one from a veterinarian, one from an academic, and one from another individual.
What if I am unable to gain additional experience due to the pandemic and have low experience hours?
Please use the explanation statement area on the VMCAS application to describe how COVID-19 has impacted your ability to gain experience hours.
How do I address the impact of COVID-19 on my application?
There is an explanation statement area within the VMCAS application you may use to explain any impacts you have faced related to COVID-19.
Are online classes accepted?
Yes, online courses are accepted for our program provided they cover the same criteria as the in-person version of the course.
Are pass/fail (or similar grading systems) accepted?
Yes, our program will accept pass/fail grades for all courses (prerequisites and other) during this time. Please use the explanation statement area on the VMCAS application to briefly mention that your institution moved to a pass/fail system because of COVID-19.
If my school gives me a choice, is it better to take a letter grade, or a pass/fail grade?
It is up to you to decide whether or not to utilize your institution’s pass/fail option. We highly recommend contacting an academic advisor at your institution to determine how a change in grading systems may affect your academic history. Our Admissions Committee will not view pass/fail grades negatively.
Will you be doing in person interviews?
Several factors will impact the interview process this year. We will continue to monitor the situation as our states review and update their COVID-19 guidelines. Should we need to move to virtual interviews we will make additional announcements on our website and social media.
Will you be doing in person recruiting?
No, our program will be hosting virtual recruiting for this cycle. Please view our recruiting schedule for additional information.