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Application Procedure for the Class of 2019

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

  • Early June, 2014: 2014 Application Opens
  • September 1, 2013: Transcripts due to VMCAS
  • Thursday October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time: VMCAS application and all letters of reference due
  • Friday October 3, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time: Supplemental Missouri application due
  • January: Out of state interviews held
  • Feb-March: Missouri resident interviews held
  • Date acceptances mailed: mid-April
  • Orientation week: mid-August
  • School begins: late August

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 1, 2014.

Applicants must submit scores attained within the last three years from either the general GRE or the MCAT. A minimum combined score of 285 must be obtained on the verbal and quantitative portion of the GRE. If the MCAT is taken, a score of 15 or greater must be obtained. Scores obtained prior to Spring 2012 or after December 31, 2014 will not be considered.

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 October 2, 2014. 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.

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W-203 Veterinary Medicine Building
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-3554
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Last Update: May 28, 2014