Applying for Admission

AAVMC Applicant Guide

Important application dates:

  • January 19, 2023: VMCAS 2024 Cycle Applicant Portal opens

  • May 11, 2023: KSU College of Veterinary Medicine portion of VMCAS and the KSU Supplemental Application open.

  • September 18, 2023: Submission Deadline

Through the early opening of the VMCAS application, applicants will have the ability to:

  • Log in, create an account and start the application.

  • Complete the Personal Information, Academic History, and Supporting Information sections.

  • Send official transcripts/WES evaluation. A transcript from every institution attended is required.

  • Request letters of recommendation.


1. Complete VMCAS application

  • Personal information: Create a profile and provide birth, contact, residency, and family information.

  • Academic History: Provide information on all academic institutions attended, classes taken and grades earned. Official transcripts will be sent to VMCAS.

  • Supporting Information: Complete employment history as well as animal, veterinary, research, and volunteer/community experiences. List all achievements, awards and honors. Complete VMCAS essays.

  • Program Materials: Complete custom questions from KSU CVM. Upload Personal statement and CV/Resume. Three evaluations: Must be from a veterinarian, your advisor or a professor, and a personal evaluation from someone not related to you.

  • VMCAS identification number will be required to complete the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine Supplemental Application.

  • VMCAS Fee Waiver Program


2. Complete KSU College of Veterinary Medicine Supplemental Application

  • Create Account: Create a username, password and provide email address and VMCAS ID number.

  • Fee: Non-refundable $50.00 USD application processing fee, payable online, is due at time of application.

  • If you qualify for the VMCAS Fee Waiver Program, your KSU CVM Supplemental Application fee will also be waived. Please email confirmation from VMCAS Fee Waiver program to to be considered.

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3. Casper assessment is not required for the 2023-2024 application cycle.


4. Transfer Students


5. Post-Doctoral Science Admission Pathway

The purpose of this pathway to admission is to increase the diversity within the veterinary profession as well as enhance the learning environment of the traditional veterinary student. The program is intended for applicants to KSU College of Veterinary Medicine who have earned a degree in another medical profession. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of exemplary accomplishments and be identified as exceptional for the potential benefit they bring in contributing to diversity within the veterinary profession. Applicants holding a professional degree (MD, DO and others) will have the academic prerequisites waived for application with evidence of a qualifying professional degree. The initial process for application includes submitting a letter of intent documenting reasons for consideration for this pathway and a Curriculum Vitae to Applicants will be required to apply through the traditional pathway.