Question 1: What are the class statistics for the most recent class?
The statistics are available on the competitive candidate profile page.
Question 2: How many students are admitted each year?
The College of Veterinary Medicine seats a class of 100-105 each year.
Question 3: Does it matter that I’m older than your average applicant?
No, the College of Veterinary Medicine will support the admissions of qualified candidates irrespective of their age.
Question 4: Can international students apply?
Absolutely! International applicants follow the same application procedures as domestic applicants, but must also submit transcripts to World Education Services for a course-by- course evaluation. The completed course evaluation is to be submitted and received by VMCAS by the application deadline. The International Student Website will provide detailed information regarding visa’s etc.
Question 5: Do you give preference to California residents?
No, the College of Veterinary Medicine does not give preference to applicants residing in California. We draw from a pool of national and international applicants and have no quota on or a limit to the number of students we will accept from any given state. However, we limit the number of accepted international students to 8 percent of the student body. There are no state residency requirements for admission.
Question 6: Is tuition the same for in-state and out-of-state residents?
Yes. We are a private institution, therefore the tuition is the same for in-state, out-of-state and international students. Review the financing my education page for current tuition and fees.
Question 7: Can I transfer into WesternU-CVM from another college of veterinary medicine?
No, we do not accept transfer students from other veterinary schools at this time. In order to graduate from our institution you would need to start over in your first year, were you to be accepted. This is mainly due to the unique structure of our curriculum (Problem-Based Learning). Our concern is that someone who was not involved in the first or second year curriculum would be at a disadvantage in their last two or three years.
Question 8: Do you provide fee waivers for the supplemental application fee?
Yes. Applicants must complete, submit, and pay the supplemental application fee before requesting a fee waiver. Applicants must also submit the following documentation:
- Documentation from VMCAS indicating that you were granted a fee waiver for the VMCAS application fees
- A letter, on university/college letterhead from your current institution’s financial aid office, indicating your financial need
We ask that applicants do not send any other documentation other than what has been requested above. Upon receipt of the requested documentation via e-mail or fax, your request for a fee waiver will be reviewed. If the waiver is granted you will be notified via e-mail and your application fee will be refunded within three to five business days.