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Criteria for Admission

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for admissions:

 •Applicants must obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average (3.0) and Science grade point average (2.8) on a (4.0 scale).

• 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.

• 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