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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New VMCAS Cycle Opens for Applications to Veterinary Medical School


Washington, D.C., May 16, 2017
– The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is accepting applications for the Class of 2022. The VMCAS cycle opened on May 11 and closes on September 15 at midnight (EST).

Several new features have been added to assist both students and admissions personnel with the process, according to AAVMC Director of Admissions and Recruitment Affairs Tony Wynne. Improvements include the ability to accept international coursework into the system and personal essay prompts have been increased from one essay to three in order to provide institutions with more predictive insights.

Other program enhancements are enabling the VMCAS to evolve into a more enterprise-wide application management and marketing system. A new Enrollment Management Platform (EMP) automates inquiries about veterinary medicine and cultivates “leads” from the point of inquiry to application.

In addition, the 2018 Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements book is now available. This 188-page book contains detailed information to help prospective students navigate the application process, as well as profiles of participating AAMVC member institutions.

The AAVMC is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment around the world by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Members include 49 accredited veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.


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CONTACT:
Jeff Douglas or Jeanne Johnson
AAVMC Communications
Phone:  202/371-9195, x144
Email:  jjohnson@aavmc.org