Professional DVM Program Admissions

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Welcome to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine!

Each year the College admits 162 new veterinary students.  Because the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available in each class, the College utilizes selective admission procedures.  Applicants are evaluated on academic profiles and certain other non-cognitive factors including motivation and commitment to the profession, character, communication and interpersonal skills, leadership ability, animal exposure, and knowledge of the profession. 

To learn more about the college and our programs, we strongly encourage students to attend our Annual Open House held in spring each year. At the Annual Open House there will be student panels, admissions presentations, small animal surgery, exotic pets, teddy bear repair clinic, children's activity room, hospital tours, and much more. This event is open to all ages.   

If you scroll down below, you will find helpful information about the admission requirements, selection process, application checklist, dates and deadlines, frequently asked questions, and financial aid, etc.  If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us at prospective [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu or 614-292-1171. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Admission policies and requirements are reviewed periodically and are subject to change.  Please contact the Office of Student Affairs for the most current policies and requirements at 614-292-1171.