The Emerging LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine
Selection of Candidates
Selection of candidates for admission to the veterinary medical program are made by the Admissions Committee with respect to the following benchmarks:
- Overall grade point average (GPA), Science GPA, GPA in last 2 years of full time study
- Score on the Graduate Record Examination
- Matriculation through a program with academic rigor with no less than 50% of the credits required for a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Track record of academic progress and success in a program of study that balanced school, work, and family commitments
- Leadership skills evidenced by participation in student government or holding office in student clubs and organizations that foster development of communication, collaboration and adaptability.
- Well-rounded life that demonstrates a judicious balance of academic achievement, community service, and personal interests
- Knowledge and commitment to the veterinary profession.
Students meeting the criteria for academic potential, professional potential, personal potential, and collaborative potential will be recommended to the Admissions Committee who will invite to qualified candidates for on-campus interviews.
Students invited to campus will be carefully screened to determine those best qualified for admission to the LMU-CVM. Eighty-five (85) students are admitted to the professional program each year. As a not-for profit private university LMU-CVM does not differentiate student applicants based on in-state (Tennessee) and out-of-state residency.