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Helpful Hints

  • Read the application information and instructions carefully!

  • Apply early!

  • All VMCAS application materials (web application and evaluations are due on October 2nd, 2014 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are submitted properly and by the appropriate deadline.

  • The Web application opens on June 5, 2014.

  • Complete the prerequisite courses required by the colleges. You can find a complete list of prerequisite HERE.

  • Complete all supplemental applications (if applicable) and send directly to your designated schools. Click HERE for our supplemental chart.

  • Consult your pre-health advisor for assistance with your personal statement.

  • Remember-it is safer to complete and deliver your application early!

  • Review college descriptor pages to determine college-specific requirements.

  • Set up your VMCAS account immediately to obtain your VMCAS ID.

  • Print your application before you submit for your records. You will not be able to print a copy of your application once the application officially closes.

  • Review your application for accuracy before submitting.

Completing the application

  • List all post secondary schools for all courses taken since high school.
  • List all courses attempted at any post secondary institution, regardless of whether you earned credits for those courses.
  • Do not list any course more than once ... unless you repeated that course.
  • You must assign a VMCAS course classification code to each course listed in your coursework section.

Electronic Evaluations (eLOR)

  • It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that the evaluators receive the email "Evaluation Request" when completing electronic evaluations. Some spam blocking software may prevent our automated messages from reaching them.
  • If evaluators have trouble logging in, have them copy and paste the username and password directly from the "Evaluation Request" email into the login screen.
  • Evaluators can copy and paste their letters of recommendation into the specified field, or type their recommendation directly into the field when completing the eLOR.


  • Request a personal copy of your transcript(s) to use as a reference
  • VMCAS fees are non-refundable.

Page Updated: 05/06/14

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