Admission Timeline

  • 2021
  • Jan 21
    VMCAS opens
    • Applicants can begin entering demographic & academic information
    • Send eLOR requests
    • Personal statement preparation
  • May 14
    Selection of veterinary programs in VMCAS
    • Supplemental questions are added to your VMCAS application after MSU CVM is selected
  • August
    MSU CVM Admissions Committee begins evaluation of verified, eligible applicants
    • Supplemental application fee must be received
    • Applicants must be verified by VMCAS and meet MSU CVM minimum requirements
  • Aug 15
    Recommended VMCAS deadline
    • Submitting early allows time to address errors or omissions
  • September
    Interview notifications begin
    • Invitations are sent by mail and email in waves from September to December
  • Sept 15
    Deadline to submit VMCAS and all components
  • Dec 20
    Interview notifications end
    • Applicants who are not invited to interview are notified
    • Some applicants notified of admission decision
  • 2022
  • Feb 25
    Applicants notified of admission status
    • All interviewed applicants notified by phone, email, and/or mail of admission decision
  • Apr 15
    National deadline to accept/decline offer(s) of admission to veterinary programs
    • Applicants may accept or decline offers prior to this date but no veterinary program can require a response prior to this date
  • May 15
    Deadline for deferment
    • For DVM candidates that have been invited into the Class of 2026
  • June 1
    Deadline to submit final, official transcript(s)
    • For DVM candidates that have been invited into the Class of 2026
    • Official transcripts must show successful completion of prerequisite courses and maintenance of GPA requirement
  • June 15
    Orientation begins for Class of 2026
    • Date subject to change