Important Dates & Deadlines - '17-'18

All applicants are strongly advised to submit all required documents as soon as possible and prior to the given deadlines. Failure to do so will result in an applicant's removal from the applicant pool. It is vitally important for all applicants to understand that the application deadlines must be met. Please remember, acceptance into any of the professional DVM programs across the country is very difficult, as there are hundreds of applicants being received for a much smaller number of available seats in the upcoming classes. The first step to the application process is submitting all material in a timely fashion.

 Application materials received after the given deadlines will not be accepted and will result in the applicant being removed from consideration.

 

 • May 11th 2018 VMCAS application opens for '17-'18 application cycle (for possible matriculation into fall '18 semester)

 • Sept. 1st Priority deadline to submit all official transcripts to VMCAS (As per the application instructions, all official transcripts must be sent directly to VMCAS, NOT to the LSU SVM, and postmarked by no later than Sept. 1st for priority processing.) Please carefully read and follow the VMCAS application instructions! Application deadlines are strictly enforced and it is rare for any exceptions to be made at all, no matter the reason.

 • Sept. 15th Deadline to submit all official transcripts to VMCAS is Sept. 15th, 2017 -- All official transcripts must be RECEIVED BY VMCAS by close of business on September 15th, 2017

 • Sept. 15th Deadline to submit VMCAS Application & Fees is Sept. 15th, 2017 at 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time) -- This includes the LSU SVM-specific questions within VMCAS.
 • Sept. 15th Deadline to submit Letters of Recommendation through VMCAS is Sept. 15th, 2017 at 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time)

• Sept. 15th 

Deadline to submit GRE scores sent to VMCAS (school code 2281) is Sept. 15th, 2017 at 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time).

• Oct. 2nd Deadline for receipt of GRE scores sent to LSU SVM (school code 6381). GRE scores must be received directly from ETS by no later than October 2nd at 6:00pm (Eastern Standard Time). NOTE: Scores earned prior to August 1st, 2012 will not be accepted for the '17-'18 application cycle.
• Oct. 2nd LSU SVM application processing fee ($75) must be postmarked by no later than October 2nd, 2017.
 • Nov/Dec Selected applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee members, LSU SVM faculty members, & invited community practitioners.
 
• TBD 2018 * LSU SVM Open House 2018
 
• Jan/Feb 2018 * TENTATIVE interview date for selected out-of-state & Arkansas applicants.
 
• Jan/Feb 2018 * TENTATIVE date for Welcoming Reception given to out-of-state and Arkansas applicants that are invited for an interview.
 
• Feb. 2nd, 2018 * ALL official transcripts (which include 2016 fall semester grades) must be RECEIVED by the LSU SVM.
 
• TBD 2018 * TENTATIVE interview date for selected Louisiana applicants
 
• TBD 2018 * Initial offers of admission are made to all selected applicants
 

 

* All dates in 2018 are tentative and subject to change if necessary.

Application materials received after the given deadlines will not be accepted and will result in the applicant being removed from consideration.