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Application Procedure for the Class of 2020

Submitting Application Materials

The University of Missouri requires all applicants submit both an application through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) found at and our Supplemental Application available at

Summary of Admission Procedure - Timetable

May 13, 2015 VMCAS Application Opens. (VMCAS Application)
September 15, 2015 (To prevent extra delays, it is recommended that you have transcripts sent to VMCAS by August 15, 2015.) Transcripts due to VMCAS.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Midnight EST VMCAS Application and all letters of reference due.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by Midnight EST MU Supplemental Application due.
December 31, 2015 NOTE: For 2015-2016, only results from the old (Pre-April 2015) MCAT will be accepted. GRE/MCAT tests must be taken prior to this date.
Early January of 2016. Specific dates will be set soon. NON-resident interviews held.
February 1, 2016 GRE/MCAT tests scores must be received.
Feb-March 2016 Missouri resident interviews held.
Mid August 2016 Orientation week.


Requirements for Application

Applicants must meet all academic requirements regardless of degrees held. Among those requirements is a cumulative GPA of 3.00 achieved from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Each student must complete an application(s) and have official transcripts from all institutions of higher education ever enrolled mailed to VMCAS by September 15, 2015.

You should complete an application for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), take the test, and have results sent to this office.  GRE scores will need two codes to specify sending to MU: “U of Missouri Columbia” (Institution Code 6875) and Veterinary Medicine” (Department Code 0617).  For the 2015-2016 application, results from only the old MCAT (one taken prior to spring 2015) will be accepted. Only results received in our office by February 1, 2016 from the GRE or MCAT and attained within the last three years, will used in calculating academic evaluations.

GRE and MCAT information can be at the following:

If currently enrolled in a graduate program where a degree would not be completed prior to entering Veterinary School, a request will be sent on submission of our Supplemental Application for a letter from his or her major professor stating knowledge and approval of the student’s application to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation from influential citizens carry no more importance than letters from other individuals. Applicants are allowed to submit up to six evaluations, at least three must be submitted to VMCAS by September 15, 2015. At least one evaluator must be a veterinarian. Evaluations are not accepted from relatives by birth or marriage. Additional letters submitted outside the VMCAS application are not forwarded to the Admissions Committee.

College of Veterinary Medicine
W-203 Veterinary Medicine Building
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-3554
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Last Update: July 8, 2015