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The 2023 Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is now closed.

Required materials, application process and timeline, residency certification, and information for transfer students.

Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is the centralized application service for colleges of veterinary medicine. Through VMCAS you can complete one application and send all your required materials through this service. Your application is then processed, verified for accuracy, and sent to the veterinary medical schools you designate.

How to apply

All application materials, including academic transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be submitted through the VMCAS system.

Required application materials

  • Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) application (designate WSU)
  • WSU supplemental questions (within VMCAS)
  • $60 WSU supplemental fee
  • Transcripts (official transcripts from all schools attended)
  • Three letters of recommendation (eLORs – electronic letters of recommendation)
  • Residency certification (Idaho, Montana, Utah, and WICHE applicants)

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are no longer required and will not be evaluated.

Step 1

Complete your Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) and WSU supplemental questions

Step 2

Certify residency for Idaho, Montana, Utah and WICHE applicants and submit TOEFL scores

Idaho, Montana, Utah, and WICHE state applicants must complete residency certification to be given priority consideration.  

  • Idaho, Montana, and Utah residents must certify with their state by September 1. Email DVM Admissions to keep us up to date on your residency certification process.
    • Utah applicants must also complete the Utah Residency Certification Form and email it to the email address on the form. Please write “Residency Certification for Veterinary School” in the email subject line. 
  • Applicants from Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) states should see your state WICHE office for more information on residency certification requirements.
  • Washington applicants must be Washington state residents at the time of application. Visit WSU Residency for more information.

Note for nonresidents: Applicants who spend all four years at WSU may be able to establish residency in Washington state after their first year. Nonresident students who spend their first two years at Utah State University will not be able to change their residency status. Most international students pay nonresident tuition for all four years.

International students submit TOEFL scores

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Required for all international applicants from a country whose primary language is not English. Students may be exempted from submitting a TOEFL score if they qualify for a language waiver. Send TOEFL test scores to:
    • WSU College of Veterinary Medicine
      Office of DVM Admissions
      PO Box 647012
      Pullman, WA 99164-7012

Step 3

Monitor your application

Monitor notifications and follow up on any required actions. See Submitting and Monitoring Your VMCAS Application.

Questions?  Schedule a meeting with our admissions team to discuss how to become a more competitive applicant and to learn more about the DVM program.

2022-23 application timeline


  • VMCAS Application cycle opens

  • VMCAS school designation available

    • Residency certification deadline for IdahoMontana, and Utah residents (September 1)
    • VMCAS application due (September 15)
    • Deadline to submit WICHE residency applications for residency certification (WICHE eligible applicants only). More information about WICHE certification 

  • Montana interviews

    •  Initial admissions decisions distributed


  • Idaho, Utah, and Washington interviews

  • Deadline to accept or decline offer

  • Final transcripts due

    • Orientation Week (dates to be announced)
    • White Coat Ceremony
    • First day of classes

Transfer students

We consider transfer applicants when space is available. Preference is given to students from our regional program states (Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Utah).