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Texas A & M University  


Office of the Dean
Attn: Student Admissions
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A & M University
College Station TX 77843-4461
Telephone: (979) 862-1169
vetmed.tamu.edu

 

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

The university is located adjacent to the cities of Bryan and College Station. The two cities have a combined population of about 100,000. The student population at Texas A & M is more than 58,000. The College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the 10 original veterinary teaching institutions that existed in the United States prior to World War II.

The College provides an integrated professional cur­riculum that prepares gradu­ates with a firm foundation in the basic sciences, a broad comparative medicine knowl­edge base, and the clinical and personal skills to be lead­ers in the many career fields of veterinary medicine. Pro­fessional students are given the opportunity to gain addi­tional education and training in their personal career paths.

Becoming a veterinarian requires much dedication and diligent study. The veterinary medical student is required to meet a high level of performance. The de­mands on students’ time and effort are considerable, but the rewards and career satisfaction are personal achievements that make significant contributions to our society.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

For specific application information (availability, dead­lines and fees), please refer to the contact information listed above.

Residency implications: Texas has no contractual agree­ments with other states. Applicants from other states who have outstanding credentials will be considered. Texas seats 122 residents and up to 10 non-resident applicants per year. In the event that not all 10 non-resident positions are filled, these positions will then be filled with Texas alternates. Successful candidates who are awarded competitive university-based scholarships may attend at resident tuition rate.

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

 

Course Description

Number of Hours/Credits

General Biology with lab

4

General Microbiology with lab

4

Genetics

3

Animal Nutrition or Feeds & Feeding

3

Inorganic Chemistry I & II with lab

8

Organic Chemistry I & II with lab

8

Biochemistry (lecture hours only)

5

Statistics (upper level)

3

Physics I & II with lab

8

Composition & Rhetoric

3

Introduction to Psychology

3

Technical Writing

3

Speech Communication

3

  SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Timetable

Application deadline: October 1

Date interviews are held: mid-January

Date acceptances mailed: mid-March

School begins: late August

Deposit (to hold place in class): none required.

Deferments: requests for deferments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Academic performance

Test scores

Interview

Personal statement

Evaluations (3 evaluations are required. 1 evalua­tion must be from a veterinarian with whom you have worked with. No letters of support/recommendation are needed)

Semester course load and post-academic challenge

Leadership and experience

Entrance Requirements

Required undergraduate GPA: the minimum overall GPA required is 2.90 on a 4.00 scale or 3.10 for the last 45 semester credits. The mean of the most recent enter­ing class was 3.65.

AP credit policy: AP credit is accepted as fulfilling se­lected prerequisites; credit must be reflected on the of­ficial undergraduate transcript.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? No

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: $20,348

Estimated Tuition Contract: $0

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $31,148

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 122

Contract: 0

Non-Resident: 10

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Exami­nation (GRE), general test, is required. Beginning Au­gust 1, 2011, the College of Veterinary Medicine will require the new version of the GRE examination.

VMCAS Participation: non-VMCAS

Accepts International Students? No

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Application Deadline: 10/1/2014


Page updated: 05/01/14 tw

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