College of Veterinary Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus


College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University CVM considers for admission students who possess the academic, professional, and personal qualities necessary for becoming exemplary veterinary professionals. Students seeking admission to CVM must:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the veterinary medical profession
  2. Demonstrate service orientation through community service or extracurricular activities
  3. Have proper motivation for and commitment to the veterinary profession as demonstrated by previous salaried work, volunteer work, or other life experiences
  4. Possess the communication skills necessary to interact with patients, clients, and colleagues
  5. Pass the Midwestern University criminal background check
  6. Abide by Midwestern University's Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  7. Meet the Technical Standards for the College (see below).

Competitive Admissions
Within its competitive admissions framework, the College uses multiple criteria to select the most qualified candidates from the applicant pool. Applicants are evaluated and selected based on their academic coursework, performance on the GRE, letters of recommendation, experience in veterinary-related activities, and interviews. It is highly advisable that applicants have significant veterinary, animal, research, or biomedical experience to strengthen their applications.

Rolling Admissions
CVM uses a rolling admissions process in which applications are reviewed, and interviews are conducted at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. Selection decisions for the College are made throughout the admissions cycle.

Application Process
CVM uses the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS).  The VMCAS application is available online at The VMCAS application cycle opens in June of each year.  The official VMCAS application deadline is generally in the first week of October. 

Students who do not apply through VMCAS, or who have not met the VMCAS deadlines, must apply directly to the Midwestern University Office of Admissions. The direct application cycle will begin the first week of October, and the application will be available online at

Requests for withdrawing an application must be submitted in writing.

In accordance with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges acceptance deadline policy, students are not required to accept or reject an offer of admission until April 15. Students may accept or reject earlier if so inclined. If a signed letter accepting admission and the required deposit are not received by April 15, the offer of admission may be withdrawn.