College of Veterinary Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus

Admission Requirements

College of Veterinary Medicine

Students seeking admission to CVM must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of prerequisite coursework or plans to complete the coursework prior to matriculation. (Confirmed by official transcripts)
    • Minimum science AND minimum total cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
    • No grade lower than a C in any course will be accepted for credit. (Pass/fail and satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading is not acceptable in prerequisite science courses).
  2. Completion of a minimum of 240 hours (6 weeks) of veterinary, health sciences, animal or biomedical research experience. Students with additional hours of work experience will present a stronger case for admission.
  3. Competitive scores on the GRE General Test.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
    • At least one of the letters must be from a veterinarian.
    • The other letters can be from other veterinarians, or from pre-veterinary or science professors, or from someone who can testify to the integrity and ethical standards of the applicant.
    • Letters written by family members are not acceptable.
    • Letters must be submitted by evaluators.
    • Letters submitted by students are not accepted by the Office of Admissions.
  5. Although not required, a Bachelor's degree will make a candidate more competitive.

Admission Prerequisites

Prerequisite Course s

Sem Hrs

Qtr Hrs

Biology

8

12

General Chemistry with lab

8

12

Organic Chemistry with lab*

8

12

Mathematics**

6

9

Physics with lab

4

6

English Composition

6

9

Science electives***

8

12


*Undergraduates in programs that allow biochemistry to be taken after one semester of organic chemistry can substitute a semester of biochemistry for the second semester of organic chemistry.
**Mathematics courses must be college algebra or higher; Advanced Placement math courses may be substituted for college courses.
***Science electives include biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, genetics, animal nutrition, etc. Student applications may be strengthened by inclusion of a biochemistry course.