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Important Announcements

CVM discontinues use of GRE scores in applicant evaluation
After careful consideration, the UMN CVM will discontinue the use of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores in DVM applicant evaluation, starting with the Class of 2026 (admit term fall 2022). Read more about how applicants are evaluated here.

In-person appointments with admissions team to resume in August
In-person appointments with an admissions team member and tours of the College of Veterinary Medicine are currently unavailable due to the COVID-19, but will resume on a limited basis in August. Appointments with an admissions team member are available via Zoom. Please email us at [email protected] to schedule.

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Information Sessions

Learn more about a career in veterinary medicine, veterinary education, and admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Discover University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Seminar for Current Applicants

Applying in 2021 for admission into the DVM Class of 2026? Learn about the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine! Discover what makes our program unique and how it fits your career interests! Connect virtually with admissions staff and current students. Learn about educational and extracurricular ways to enhance your veterinary learning, and about life as a UMN CVM student. Learn more here and register here.


Developed and taught by DVM students, this three-hour interactive program educates students in grades 9-12 about careers in veterinary medicine, through hands-on learning activities and games.

Application Preparation Seminar for Current Applicants

Applicants to the class of 2026 are encouraged to attend an Application Preparation Seminar for an overview of the applicant evaluation process, plus tips and advice for submitting a competitive application. Register for this event here.

Apply to Join the Class of 2026!

The application deadline to join the class of 2026 is September 15, 2021. Please view the planning guide for more details. Visit the How to Apply page for specific instructions on submitting an application. View our application checklist for a summary of materials to submit with your application.

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