Last Updated on December 24, 2022
DVM SELECTION PROCESS
- DVM Selection Process
- DVM Application Process
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- Transfer policy
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- 2021 – 2022 DVM Didactic Calendar
- Grading Policy
What do we look for in our students?
Getting into vet school is a competitive process. We receive many more applications than we can admit each year. But don’t let that discourage you — start planning early, work hard and focus on your end goal.
A successful applicant to the CVM is someone with a well-rounded undergraduate education. Your major can be biology, animal sciences, business, or even art — basically any subject that interests you — as long as you complete the prerequisite courses with a C (2.0) or better by the end of the spring semester before enrollment.
You should also have a minimum of 250 hours of diverse veterinary experience (including, but not limited to, clinical practice, biomedical research, and public health); show leadership potential and involvement in your community, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
For the UGA CVM, the minimum requirements to be considered for admission are either:
- an undergraduate GPA greater than 3.0
- GRE (Verbal + Quantitative) greater than 308 (1200 old scale)
The following technical standards, in conjunction with the academic standards of UGA CVM, are requirements for admission, progression through the curriculum, and graduation.
Step 1 – Minimum requirements
Step 2 – Independent faculty review
Step 3 – Admissions committee review
Step 4 – Checking references
Step 5 – Invitation for admission
Based on your academic credentials, the faculty file evaluations, and the interviews with references, the Admissions Committee then selects who will be extended an invitation to join our incoming class, along with a small number of alternate candidates.
The College of Veterinary Medicine does not conduct interviews as part of the admissions process.