Understanding the Admission Process
We apologize for the change in our messaging and recognize this may be concerning, however we wanted to ensure the amended policy is clearly understood.
For students who elect to keep their grades for the winter 2020 semester we will be using them in our GPA calculations providing that all courses taken in that semester have a letter or number grade. If some courses show a ‘CR’ grade we will not use the grades in the GPA semester calculation, but we will give credit towards the four (4 )full-time semesters providing all of the other criteria are met. If any of the ten (10) required prerequisite courses have a letter or number grade we will use the grade received in the calculation of the required ten (10) course GPA. If students choose to take a ‘CR’ for any of our ten (10) required courses, credit will be given to the student that the required course was completed.
The Admissions Committee recommends students for admission to the program on the basis of academic and non-academic factors. Meeting UCVM’s stated academic requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be offered an interview, however, those individuals who meet the minimum academic standards will be eligible for consideration.
The process that identifies the rank order by which applicants will be considered for interviews is solely based on academic performance, specifically the average GPA of the last four full-time undergraduate terms of study.
Following the Interview day, the process that identifies the final rank order by which applicants will be offered admission is:
- Average GPA of last 4 full-time undergraduate terms: 30%
- MMI performance: 45%
- Essay performance: 20%
- References: 5%