The Office of Student Services and Admission conducts a thorough and holistic review
of every complete application. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in order
to be considered for an interview. However, meeting the minimum requirements does
not guarantee an interview. Academic reviews will take place from May to February,
or until all qualified applications have been reviewed.Application will be reviewed
using the following benchmarks:
- Overall grade point average (GPA), Science GPA, GPA in last 2 years of full time
- Score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Leadership skills evidenced by participation in jobs, the military, athletics, 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
- Experience, knowledge and commitment to the veterinary profession
- Written communication skills as evaluated in essay questions
- Letters of recommendation from a professor, veterinarian and employer
- Completion of pre-requisite courses
- Pre-requisite courses may be courses may be either in progress or planned, but candidates
who do not show a clear plan regarding how they plan to complete all pre-requisites
will be denied.
As a non-profit, private university, LMU-CVM does not differentiate student applicants
based on in-state and out-of-state residency. However, Appalachia residency status,
minority status and males are given preference in the admissions and selection process
to increase diversity.
Based upon the combined strength of all qualities a determination will be made to:
- Interview the applicant
- Place an interview offer on hold, or
- Deny the application
Applicants will be notified via email regarding any changes to their application status.
Applicants placed on hold may receive an interview invitation later in the admission