Standardized Testing

As much as we might hate to take them, most veterinary colleges require one or more standardized tests: the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Veteirnary College Admission Test (VCAT), or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). For further information regarding test dates and registration procedures, contact the testing agencies listed below:

(Note: According to the Association of American Veterinary Medical College, the Psychological Corporation announced in Spring 2003 that the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT) would be discontinued, effective June 30, 2003. Any tests that were administered on or before June 30, 2003 will be processed and scored. Transcript-reporting services will be available for candidates and recipient schools for five years preceding test dates, through June 30, 2008. Questions regarding the VCAT should be directed to PSE Customer Relations at 1-800-622-323. The following schools will still accept recent VCAT scores: University of Georgia, Ohio State University, Mississippi State University, University of Tennessee.)

GRE Graduate Record Examination P.O. Box 6000 Princeton, NJ 08541-6000 (609) 771-7670 (Princeton, N.J.)

(510) 654-1200  (Oakland, C.A.)

Individual School Codes: See GRE Booklet



MCAT Medical College Admission Test MCAT Program Office P.O Box 4056 Iowa City, IA 52243-4056 (319) 337-1357

(319) 337-1357    

VMCAS Code 900



Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)The Veterinary Medical College Application Service has been established by the Association fo American Veterinary Medical Colleges for applicants within to apply to colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and AVMA-accredited international veterinary colleges. VMCAS is a centralized application service that provides for the collection, processing, verification, and distribution of applicant data to the participating colleges for their use in the applicant selection process.

Application deadlines, prerequisite courses, and other aspects of the selection process differ from college to college. Applicants must pay particular attention to the information and instructions included in the application packet for each of the participating colleges. Questions about this service may be directed to:

VMCAS 1101 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 411 Washington DC 20005-3521 Tel: (202) 682-0750 

 (202) 682-0750

Leave a Reply