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How to Apply

Ready to start your veterinary education? Apply today and your passion for animal health could lead you to a world of possibilities.

The Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Committee reviews veterinary school applications throughout the year, accepting students for our January, May, and September classes.

  • The DVM application process

    You’ll find instructions below for specific to each start term, and you can find detailed step-by-step instructions on our requirements page, however the general process is below:


    1. Prepare your personal essay.
    2. Submit a completed application through our online application, or through VMCAS. Outside of the VMCAS window, you may email us your completed VMCAS application if you did not apply to Ross through VMCAS.
    3. Be sure you’re on track to finishing prerequisites; you can apply with up to two pending prerequisites.
    4. Take the GRE if you haven’t already. Once completed, have your scores released to Ross directly using institution code 2639 through the Education Testing Service at www.ets.org.
    5. Send all supplemental documents to: 


    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Office of Admissions
    630 US Highway 1 
    North Brunswick, NJ 08902


    For any questions, please contact our admissions team.

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When Would You Like to Start?

New classes start every September, January, and May, providing you the flexibility to start on your own timeline. Our accelerated curriculum* allows you to earn your DVM degree and become a licensed veterinarian in three years and four months.

  • January, May and September 2020

    We're are now accepting applications for January 2020, May 2020, and September 2020. Make sure you are on track to completing your prerequisites, and sign up for our email newsletters to get customized admissions content, tips, and deadlines. Contact admissions at vetadmissions@rossu.edu or 855-ROSS-Vet with any questions.


    Benefits of January: Starting in January has both the benefit of an extra semester at home, plus students who begin at Ross in January 2020 will complete their DVM at the same time as students who begin in September 2019 at a US school*.


    Benefits of May: The May class is usually a smaller size than our other two semesters, so students who start in may often benefit from more time with instructors in an environment that already puts emphasis on small-group instruction. Plus, starting in May 2020 allows you to finish an entire year earlier than starting September 2020 at a US School*.

    Benefits of September: Start in our fall session and you may finish 6 months sooner than other AVMA-accredited schools in the U.S.*

    If you’re planning on using the VMCAS, Ross will accept VMCAS applications for the January and May 2020 semesters in the next round.


    Applicants who apply through VMCAS do not need to pay an additional application fee, or write an additional personal essay. You’ll still need to submit your GRE score report and any other supplemental documents, which can be done before or after you submit your VMCAS. We will retrieve transcripts and letters of recommendation from VMCAS directly.

  • September 2021

    We're not yet accepting applications for September 2021, however you can start preparing now. Make sure you are on track to completing your prerequisites, and sign up for our email newsletters to get customized admissions content, tips, and deadlines. 


    Contact admissions at vetadmissions@rossu.edu or 855-ROSS-Vet with any questions.

*Students must successfully pass all courses prescribed in the Ross preclinical and clinical curriculum without failing or repeating any courses, and pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) to complete their degree within this timeframe. Comparison to US School is based on a traditional 4-year curriculum. For more information visit: http://veterinary.rossu.edu/student-consumer-information.html

Note: If you are interested in the postgraduate MSc or PhD programs, send an email to postgrad@rossvet.edu.kn.

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