Important Dates & Deadlines

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. 

 

Date Details
mid-May VMCAS Application Opens. Check with VMCAS directly for specific date.
mid-July Ideal time to ensure the GRE is taken to ensure timely delivery of GRE scores to VMCAS (School Code 2281). LSU SVM will not accept GRE scores directly (School Code 6381 is no longer in use).
mid-September VMCAS Application Closes. Check with VMCAS directly for specific date. All required items, such as transcripts, GRE Scores, Letters/Evaluations should be submitted by this date to ensure VMCAS verification. LSU SVM guarantees review applicants fully verified by VMCAS only.
October 1 or first business day in October

LSU SVM $90 Processing Fee due. No credit cards accepted. No cash accepted. Checks or money orders must be mailed to:

 

Attn: Admissions & Enrollment
Office of Veterinary Education & Student Affairs
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive, Room 1213
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

October-November Rolling application processing and committee review for eligible applicants. No final decisions will rendered during this time.
Fall/TBD The LSU SVM Admissions Committee reserves the right to hold or not hold interviews. The committee’s decision will be shared with the applicant pool via e-mail as soon as it is finalized.
February 1 or first business day in February

Final fall transcripts must be submitted directly to LSU SVM. Electronic delivery to svmadmissions@lsu.edu is preferred, but transcripts will be accepted by mail at:

 

Attn: Admissions & Enrollment
Office of Veterinary Education & Student Affairs
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive, Room 1213
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

June 1 or first business day in June

Final spring transcripts must be submitted directly to LSU SVM. Electronic delivery to svmadmissions@lsu.edu is preferred, but transcripts will be accepted by mail at:

 

Attn: Admissions & Enrollment
Office of Veterinary Education & Student Affairs
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive, Room 1213
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


* All dates in 2018 and 2019 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.