St Nicholas University


It requires no argument to prove the necessity and the high importance of the veterinary branch of the medical profession.

University of Pennsylvania. School of Veterinary Medicine

The Admissions Committee considers each applicant for admission based on a combination of factors, including:

  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA)
  • GPA in prerequisite course work (PGPA)
  • Advanced science courses GPA (AGPA)
  • Research activities
  • Personal essay
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from an academic reference
  • Extracurricular activities and accomplishments
  • Professional and volunteer experiences
  • Personal interview (by phone, on-line, or in person)

Additional Information

*Substitutions and/or exceptions are made on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Admissions Dean and Faculty Admissions Committee. Applicants whose credentials are judged to be indicative of the potential for successful completion of the prescribed curriculum will be invited for an interview, generally within two to four weeks after initial application materials have been received.

The personal interview helps assess the overall personal and academic background, maturity, adaptability, character, aptitude, and most importantly, the applicant’s motivation to become a veterinarian.

Work history and professional or volunteer experience provides further evidence of the student’s motivation. Persons whose applications are incomplete, or whose qualifications are not acceptable, will be so notified. The Admissions Committee’s decision is communicated by letter to the applicant, after the interview and subsequent review.

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