Applicant Selection Procedure

Admission to the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is granted only for the fall semester of each school year and only on a full-time basis. A prescribed number of student spaces is planned for each class, and the formal application material with all supporting credentials is required of each applicant.

The Admissions Committee is responsible for determining the application procedure and for selecting the entering class in the professional curriculum. All pre-professional requirements must be completed by the end of the spring semester before fall matriculation in the LSU SVM. All VMCAS applications, including all official undergraduate/graduate transcripts from every institution attended, the SVM-specific sections, and letters of recommendation must be submitted no later than September 15, 2022, at 12:00 MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) for possible matriculation into the fall '23 semester. Applications must be submitted through the Veterinary Medical Colleges Application Service (VMCAS). Please visit the application instructions for more details on the application process.

Students admitted and enrolled in the school must be capable of satisfactorily meeting all requirements of the curriculum in veterinary medicine. If the Admissions Committee chooses to conduct interviews, eligible candidates are selected to be interviewed. If conducted, interviews will contribute to the selected candidates' overall score.

Academic and non-academic qualifications are considered in the selection process. Selection for admission is based on the sum of the objective and subjective scores. The exact combination of each component to the total score may vary slightly from year to year and is determined by the admissions committee and the dean.