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Veterinary Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Early Acceptance Program

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Program Highlights:

- Nationally renowned veterinary educators with a commitment to teaching and lifelong learning.

- “Hands on” veterinary education that begins your first semester.

- Clinical experience with a varied and busy caseload that emphasizes a team approach.

- World-class DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center (DVTC) that students utilize from the first semester and onwards.

- Education that includes leadership skills, communications, and community service.

LMU's Early Acceptance Program (formerly the GPA program) allows high school students that are accepted into this program a guaranteed seat if ALL below criteria is met. 

LMU EAP's application is DUE OCTOBER 31, 2024. 

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Veterinary Medicine Pathway Requirements

Early Acceptance Program

Application Requirements (to be completed prior to beginning undergraduate coursework):

  • Submit LMU online undergraduate application. Recommended program: Veterinary Health Science (BS),
  • Submit LMU undergraduate admissions requirements (Math ACT ≥ 24 (SAT 570-580), Reading ACT ≥ 24 (SAT 570-590), high school GPA ≥ 3.5)
  • Submit Early Acceptance Program (including essay and reference letters)
    • Reference Letters should be from science faculty, guidance counselor, employer, veterinarian or an ancillary professional

Undergraduate Benchmarks/Requirements (to be completed during undergraduate study):

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.35 or higher (3.35 in science & major courses)
  • Complete 400 hours (or more) in veterinary experience or animal research
  • Submit essays as required by the CVM
  • Complete the Veterinary Medical College Application System (VMCAS) application for the admissions cycle that is applicable to the students' desired start date in the veterinary program

Early Acceptance Program Application