Criteria for Admission
Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for admissions:
* • Attain a minimum cumulative and science grade point averages of 2.70 (4.0 scale) and be in good academic standing at the time of application.
• Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within three (3) years of the date of application.
• Submit all completed admissions application materials and request that official academic transcripts, test scores, evaluation forms, and related materials be submitted to the Office of Veterinary Admissions by the September deadline.
• Preference is giving to candidates from academic programs/institutions that have articulation agreements with TUCVM, Alabama and the cooperating states under the Southern Regional Plan, and states/territories with contractual agreements for veterinary medical training at Tuskegee University.
Regional Plan Program and Other Contractual Arrangements:
The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine has been designated as a Regional Service Institution by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Atlanta, Georgia. A contractual agreement between SREB and Tuskegee University provides tuition supplements for a select number of qualified applicants from these states. Certification is required in accordance to each state’s policy; the application process for certification is the responsibility of the applicant.
• Candidates pursuing the pre-professional curriculum at Tuskegee University must also submit an application and supporting documents to the Office of Veterinary Admissions by the September deadline.
• The required supplemental application fee must be received with each application before it will be processed.
Note: Applicants who have not completed the pre-veterinary medical course requirements, but expect to do so by the end of the spring term may apply for admission and receive provisional action. This will no longer be in effect 2018 (Please see below).
EFFECTIVE APPLICATION YEAR 2017:
• Applicants will be required to complete a minimum of 100 clinical contact hours with a licensed veterinarian.
*EFFECTIVE APPLICATION YEAR 2018:
• Applicants must complete ALL pre-veterinary course requirements PRIOR to applying to Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine via the VMCAS system.
• Applicants will be required to complete a minimum of 200 clinical contact hours with a licensed veterinarian.
• Applicants will require 1 hour of Medical Terminology as a pre-requisite. Online courses are accepted.
Factors Other Than Academic Achievement Used as Admissions Criteria
In additional to the applicant’s academic achievement record, the following items are taken into consideration:
- evaluation forms and letters of recommendation from professors and veterinarians
- animal and veterinary experience
- work experience - commitment to service and community involvement
- volunteer activities
- interview process
- personal statement of interest/personal essay
Tuskegee University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral, professional, master’s and bachelor’s degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tuskegee University.
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