VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM - Western University of Health

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Name:___________________________________________ Date of Birth:_______________ VMCAS ID:____________________
Last Name, First Name Middle Initial
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VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM
SECONDARY APPLICATION CHECKLIST
All materials must be RECEIVED by Western University of Health Sciences on or
before SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 at 11:59 a.m. PDT. Late materials will not be
considered or returned.
MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED TO AND RECEIVED BY WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES ON OR BEFORE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 BY 11:59 A.M. PDT (CONSTITUTES A COMPLETE APPLICATION)
A. SECONDARY APPLICATION FORM WITH ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED (REQUIRED DOCUMENT)
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Submitted electronically on or before September 15, 2015 at 11:59 a.m. PDT.
Select “DVM Secondary” from the drop down menu.
B. APPLICATION FEE - $50 USD
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Non-refundable and paid online via credit card at the time you submit your application.
Fee waivers for the supplemental application fee will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Please see our FAQs page for more information on fee waivers.
C. PREREQUISITE WORKSHEET (REQUIRED DOCUMENT)
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List all prerequisite courses you have taken, are currently taking, or plan to take.
NOTE: Prerequisite course work may be in progress at the time of application to VMCAS.
However, no more than two of the following courses may be in progress beyond December
31, 2015: Upper-Division Biological and Life Sciences, Microbiology, Upper-Division
Physiology, or Genetics
All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring 2016 semester or quarter.
Summer courses prior to matriculation will not be accepted.
All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Completed worksheet must be uploaded to your VMCAS application by the September 15,
2015 Midnight EDT deadline before we will process your application. Faxed and emailed
copies will not be accepted.
ALL COURSES ON THE WORKSHEET MUST BE LISTED IN OUR PREREQUISITE
DATABASE. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A SYLLABUS BY EMAIL TO DESIGNATED
ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR FOR THOSE NOT LISTED IN THE DATABASE BEFORE THE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 at 11:59 a.m. PDT DEADLINE.
D. REPEATED COURSES SHEET
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Complete and submit this sheet ONLY if you have repeated any courses, both prerequisite and
non-prerequisite courses.
Courses in which you withdrew from are not repeated.
Sheet will be used to recalculate your cumulative/overall GPA.
Must be received on or before the deadline.
E. AGREEMENT PAGE
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Do not submit a hard copy of this page.
OFFICIAL GRE OR MCAT SCORES (COMPLETED WITHIN 5 YRS OF MATRICULATION) (REQUIRED)
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Score report is requested by the applicant and sent electronically from GRE agency directly to
Western University of Health Sciences (GRE Institution Code: 4152 & Department Code: 0617).
PLEASE ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR RELEASE AND RECEIPT OF SCORES.
MCAT scores are to be printed and submitted via U.S. Mail. Scores for exams taken prior to
August 2011 will not be accepted.
Name:___________________________________________ Date of Birth:_______________ VMCAS ID:____________________
Last Name, First Name Middle Initial
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All scores MUST BE RECEIVED on or before the Secondary Application deadline date and
time.
Exams must be taken on or before August 1, 2015 to allow for scores to be received by the
deadline. Any exam taken after August 1, 2015 runs the risk of your application being
deemed incomplete and ineligible for consideration.
G. OFFICIAL TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE SCORE REPORT (IF APPLICABLE)
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The TOEFL (including essay) required for all applicants who are not U.S. citizens and for whom
English is a second language.
EXCEPTION: The exam will be waived for students who have graduated with a confirmed
baccalaureate or higher degree from a United States institution at the time of application.
Minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test is required.
Scores are valid for 3 years.
Score report should be requested by the applicant and sent to the applicant’s home address.
When envelope is received, do not open it. Forward the unopened score report to the university to
include with your application.
H. TRANSCRIPTS (REQUIRED)
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A complete set of official transcripts (in sealed, original envelopes) are to be RECEIVED from all
colleges or universities attended BY VMCAS BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 at Midnight EDT.
Applicant must have received a grade of "C" (or equivalent) or higher in prerequisites to be
considered (A grade of “C-“is not acceptable).
Applicants must have earned an overall GPA greater than or equal to a 2.75 at the time of
application. This GPA must be maintained through matriculation into the program
All courses must be completed at a regionally-accredited college or university in the U.S.
Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Coursework completed outside the U.S. (including Canada) must be evaluated by a
Western University of Health Sciences approved evaluation service.
REMINDER: MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO VMCAS BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 MIDNIGHT EDT (PER VMCAS INSTRUCTIONS)
1) VMCAS APPLICATION COMPLETED
-INCLUDING THE PREREQUISITE WORKSHEET AND REPEATED COURSEWORK FORM
2) THREE LETTERS OF EVALUATION (MUST BE RECEIVED BY VMCAS BY DEADLINE)
Suggestions: Selection of and coaching for your evaluators:
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Evaluations should be solicited from people who know you well from extensive professional
interactions, but who are not related to you. Examples: veterinarians or other employers,
professors, teaching assistants, academic advisors, and mentors.
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Letters of evaluation should state nature and extent to which the reference knows you, and
should elaborate on, among other things, your attributes and abilities in areas such as
communication skills, ethics, interpersonal skills, motivation toward the profession, and maturity.
Providing behavioral examples of your performance in these areas is encouraged.
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Letters of evaluation received by VMCAS after September 15, 2015 will NOT be accepted by
Western University of Health Sciences. NO EXCEPTIONS.
By submitting the secondary application and supporting application materials, you are agreeing that
you have read and understand the requirements for application indicated above. Failure to provide the
required documents by the deadline specified will result in the rejection of your application for the Fall
2016 entering class. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received
by the deadline specified. Any questions are to be directed to the designated admissions counselor by
e-mail.
Name:___________________________________________ Date of Birth:_______________ VMCAS ID:____________________
Last Name, First Name Middle Initial
mm/dd/yyyy
WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM
Prerequisite Worksheet
UPLOADED TO VMCAS ON OR BEFORE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 at MIDNIGHT EDT
If a course is in progress you must provide course details and select IP for the grade. If your course is not listed currently in the
prerequisite database, you MUST submit a syllabus for review by the September 15, 2015 at Midnight PDT deadline. This
form must be completed uploaded to VMCAS by the deadline above to be included with your secondary application submitted online.
Do not leave anything blank!
*Term (FA=Fall, SP=Spring, SU=Summer, WI=Winter)
Required Courses1
Name of Institution
Example:
Any University
Dept code
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Course #
CHE 201
Complete Course Title
Organic Chemistry
Term*/
Units
Year
FA06
4Q(S)
Grade
(or IP)
A-
In Prereq
Database
(Y or N)
Y
Organic Chemistry
Select
SelectSelect
Course
Course
Units Grade
Organic Chemistry Lab
(Only if lab not incl above)
Select
SelectSelect
Number
Lab
ofGrade
Units
Biochemistry or Physiological
Chemistry
Select
Course
SelectSelect
Course
Units Grade
Upper-Division Biological &
Life Science2,3,4
Select
SelectSelect
Course
Course
Units Grade
Upper-Division Biological &
Life Science2,3,4
Course
Select
SelectSelect
Course
Units Grade
Upper-Division Biological &
Life Science2,3,4
Select
SelectSelect
Course
Course
UnitsGrade
Upper Division Biological &
Life Science Lab3
(Only if lab not incl above)
Select
Lab
SelectSelect
Number
ofGrade
Units
Microbiology 2
Select
SelectSelect
Course
Course
UnitsGrade
Upper-Division Physiology 2
Select
SelectSelect
Course
Units Grade
Course
Genetics/Molecular Biology 2
SelectSelect
Course
Units Grade
Select
Course
General Physics
Select
SelectSelect
Course
Units Grade
Course
General Physics
SelectSelect
Course
UnitsGrade
Select
Course
General Physics Lab
(Only if lab not incl above)
Lab
Select
SelectSelect
Number
ofGrade
Units
General Physics Lab
(Only if lab not incl above)
SelectSelect
Number
ofGrade
Units
Lab
Select
Statistics
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SelectSelect
Course
Units Grade
Course
Name:___________________________________________ Date of Birth:_______________ VMCAS ID:____________________
Last Name, First Name Middle Initial
Required Courses
Name of Institution
mm/dd/yyyy
Dept code
&
Course #
Complete Course Title
Term/
Year
Units
Grade
(or IP)
In Prereq
Database
(Y or N)
English Composition I
Select
Course
SelectSelect
Course
Units Grade
English Composition II
Select
SelectSelect
Course
Course
Units Grade
Humanities/Social Sciences I
SelectSelect
Course
Course
Units Grade
Humanities/Social Sciences II
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Course
Course
UnitsGrade
Humanities/Social Sciences III
Course
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Course
UnitsGrade
Important Notes - PLEASE READ
All courses must be completed at an accredited college or university in the U.S. OR coursework completed
outside the U.S. (including Canada) must be evaluated by; Joseph Silny and Associates (305-666-0233) OR
World Education Services (212-966-6311); to be considered. All courses must be completed with a grade of
“C” or higher (“C-“or lower is not acceptable). One course cannot be used to satisfy more than one
prerequisite.
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Should be a course designed or specified for science majors.
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Examples include courses in anatomy, nutrition, embryology, endocrinology, and zoology.
All except two of these courses must be completed by December 31st of the year immediately prior to
matriculation at WesternU-CVM (i.e. December 31, 2015 for matriculation in Fall 2016). You may only have ONE
of the three upper-division biological and life sciences in progress after Fall 2015.
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REMINDER: Syllabi must be submitted and received by your designated admissions
counselor on or before the September 15, 2015 at Midnight PDT deadline for ALL
courses listed to satisfy the prerequisites and of which are NOT currently listed in the
Prerequisite Database. Course descriptions will not be accepted in place of syllabi.
*Form is to be uploaded to VMCAS and syllabi are to be e-mailed to your admissions
counselor* Do not send either document directly to Office of Admissions.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure you have the newest version of Adobe installed on your
computer before attempting to complete this worksheet. This applies to both PC and
MAC users.
Print Form, Save as PDF, Upload to VMCAS
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