FAQs for DVM Admissions

Does the Admissions Committee prefer science undergraduate majors?

You do not have to complete your undergraduate work in a specific major or in a pre-veterinary program in order to be considered for admission to Cummings School. Applicants who have explored various fields such as humanities, fine or performing arts, social sciences, engineering, zoology, biology, agriculture or other areas are encouraged to apply. Regardless of major, these undergraduate prerequisite courses must be fulfilled before enrollment.

Does it matter where I go to undergraduate school or where I take the prerequisites?

Applicants must have attended a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants are encouraged to choose schools and courses that will best prepare them for a rigorous veterinary medical curriculum. The strength and quality of an applicant's academic background will be considered when evaluating application for admission.

Can I use an Advanced Placement course to fulfill a prerequisite?

We accept AP credit to fulfill prerequisites courses as long as that credit appears on your undergraduate transcript. Contact the admissions office if you wish to discuss further.

I've been out of school for a while and I am out of contact with my professors. Who should write my letters of evaluation? 

If you've taken any recent coursework to fulfill our prerequisites, you may request a letter from one of those professors.  Contact the admissions office if you wish to discuss further.

May I submit more than three letters of evaluation?

In general, three letters of evaluation are sufficient. In special circumstances, an applicant may want to submit more than three letters. Submit only additional letters which you feel will add another dimension to your candidacy.

Does Cummings School have a Veterinary Technology or Veterinary Assistant program?

No. There are four colleges in Massachusetts, which offer either veterinary technology or veterinary assistant programs:
Becker College
Holyoke Community College
Mount Ida College
North Shore Community College