We encourage you to follow this guide to ensure that you complete all the necessary steps in the application process.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University participates in a common web-based application called the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). This service will receive, process, and forward your application to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. For fall 2020 enrollment, the application will be available beginning in May 2019 and is due by September 17, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST.
To apply to the DVM program, please follow these steps:
VMCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9126
Watertown, MA 02471
*Prior to September 1, send your official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General test scores directly to VMCAS by selecting the following:
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine-VMCAS.
Our institutional code is 7374.
On or after September 1, send your official GRE test scores directly to Tufts by selecting the following:
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Our institutional code is 3893.
To meet the Tufts University deadline, the last date you can take the GRE is September 17. Official scores must arrive at the admissions office by October 15, 2019.
Please note: Although the Educational Testing Service allows options for reporting GRE scores to graduate and professional schools, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine does not. You must submit all of your GRE scores from all of your test administrations. You may not decide to send certain scores only. This means that if you have already taken the GRE and you need to request scores for your Tufts application, you must choose the “Score Select All” option. If you plan to take the GRE after submitting the application, you must choose the “Score Select All” option on your test day. There is no charge for choosing this option.
GRE scores are valid for five years. Additional information can be obtained on the GRE website.
In addition to the application fee charged by VMCAS, you must also pay a $70 nonrefundable fee directly to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. You will receive an email from Tufts with a link to the payment site approximately one week after the September 17 deadline. Your application will be considered incomplete until this fee is paid.