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Information for Transfer Students

PUB/CVM/EDU Exclamation

Transfer Student Application Update (9/16/13)
Applications for transfer admission for fall 2014 will be accepted between April 4 and April 25, 2014. No materials will be accepted prior to this date. It is unlikely seats will be available for transfer into spring semester 2014. Please contact the Director of Admissions for more details.

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is now considering transfer applicants in years two, three, and four of the D.V.M. program. Applicants are accepted on a space available basis as seats become available. Transfers into the second semester of the first year of the D.V.M. program are considered only in the occasion of an extreme extenuating circumstance.

Curricula are unique from institution to institution. Placement is contingent on D.V.M. coursework already completed and coursework needing completion according to the U of M D.V.M. curriculum. Accepted applicants will be placed in the year or semester of the curriculum deemed appropriate after analysis and equivalency of the required courses involved has been verified.

All applicant must be from a D.V.M. program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and are required to have finished at least one full academic year at the institution from which transfer is requested. Applicants must be in good academic standing at the time of discontinuance according to written verification from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or Dean of that institution.

Please see the following links to access the documents you will need in order to apply for transfer. The Transfer Checklist will guide you through the steps you will need to take to complete the application process. 

For more information, please contact Karen Nelson, Director of Admissions, at 612-624-9780 or

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