Carefully read all instructions in the VMCAS Web application. The following tips are designed to supplement and not replace those instructions
Submit the following application materials directly to VMCAS:
- GRE Scores are sent directly to VMCAS for most of the VMCAS schools. When taking the GRE, look for a VMCAS code next to the school name.
Send the following materials directly to the veterinary medical colleges:
Supplemental application, if required by the designated VMCAS college, and any associated fees
Other standardized test scores may be required by the school you are applying to. Please check with them.
Important date to remember
About eLOR: Electronic Letters of Recommendation
eLOR is a mandatory section of your VMCAS Web application. You must register your evaluators in this section. You can register a maximum of six evaluators in the eLOR system. You must register and submit at least three evaluations for your application to be considered complete and mailed to your designations. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the evaluations are done properly and on time.
By completing the evaluations electronically, applicants can track the progress of their recommendation letters over the Internet. Evaluators will find eLOR remarkably simple to use. Filling out the evaluation form using the secure system is quick and straightforward, and personal letters of recommendation can easily be incorporated into the form.
Here's How eLOR Works
Applicants enter their evaluators' information.
When you register your evaluator, an e-mail is automatically generated and sent to your evaluators containing instructions and their unique user names and passwords. The evaluators will use these to access a secure portion of the Web application and complete your evaluation.
You MUST follow up with your evaluators to verify they receive this email from VMCAS.
We recommend that you contact your evaluators in advance to make sure they are available to assist you. You should also notify them of application deadlines and the dates that evaluations are due.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Medical College Admission Test
MCAT Program Office
P.O. Box 4056
Iowa City, IA 52243
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Test of English as a Foreign Language
TOEFL/ TSE Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Graduate Record Examinations
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
All colleges of veterinary medicine (CVMs) require an official transcript for each of the institutions that you have attended. These transcripts must be sent directly to VMCAS (see Transcript Verification Page
for Mailing Information). In most instances, applicants will need to contact the registrar's office to obtain an official transcript. There may be a charge involved with ordering a copy of your transcript.
If you took classes as part of an education abroad program , you should not list the international institution on your institution list. In this case, your education abroad courses will appear on your U.S. (or Canadian) institutional transcript as regular credit. If you mistakenly list your education abroad institution in the Postsecondary Schools Attended section, VMCAS colleges may stop processing your application to wait for a separate transcript report from that institution.
If you took classes overseas that were not part of an education abroad program , the VMCAS colleges require a foreign transcript evaluation report from one of the five transcript evaluation services listed below, for each foreign institution you attended. Some CVMs may have slightly different policies on this, so we strongly encourage applicants to contact the schools for more information if their descriptor page does not provide an answer. Failure to submit the international evaluation report may halt the processing of your application and your file will be incomplete.
**NOTE: Foreign (non US & Canadian) coursework should be entered into the VMCAS application. Please see coursework section for more information.
World Education Services, Inc
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Fax: (212) 739-6100
Office of International Education Services
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036-1135
Fax: (202) 822-3940
Web site: http://www.aacrao.org
International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
Post Office Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231
Phone: (310) 258-9451
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Last Updated: 05/06/2014