Bachelor’s/DVM Early Acceptance Program

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University offers undergraduates enrolled at Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Vermont an opportunity to apply to the DVM Program during the spring of their sophomore year. A limited number of students are admitted and are guaranteed a space in the veterinary school class once they finish their undergraduate degree.

Accepted applicants to this program save substantial investments of time and energy that other pre-veterinary students typically must invest in the process of preparing, researching and applying to numerous veterinary schools. Program participants can select any undergraduate major, explore other areas of interest and choose to study abroad, thus broadening their undergraduate experience.

Freshmen or sophomores contemplating application to the Early Acceptance Program are encouraged to speak with their health professions advisor and to join a pre-veterinary society in order to gain greater exposure to the field of veterinary medicine.


To be eligible to apply, candidates for this program must be sophomores and must have demonstrated academic proficiency in their freshman and sophomore coursework, particularly in the DVM prerequisite science courses. Candidates must be currently enrolled in, and have at least one graded semester of coursework from, a participating institution. Applications must be received by March 1. Cummings School will invite a small number of applicants for on-campus interviews in March and/or April and admission decisions will be made by the end of April.

Please have all official transcripts sent electronically to or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

Competitive applicants will have completed at least two science sequences—most typically a year of introductory chemistry and biology—by the spring semester of their sophomore year. Advanced placement credit is acceptable as long as it appears on the student's official transcript.

SAT and/or ACT scores are required for application to this program. If your official high school transcript includes these scores, you may request your high school transcript in lieu of sending official scores, otherwise to send test scores, please contact the College Board (SAT) or ACT services. The SAT Designated Institution (DI) code is 7676.

Scores should be sent to:

Office of Admissions
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

Admission to this program is not binding—students can defer their admission for one year or they can choose to not enroll in the DVM program.

Application Requirements

Before enrolling in the DVM program accepted applicants will be expected to:

  • Maintain a minimum of a 3.40 cumulative grade point average in their undergraduate program calculated at the end of each academic year
  • Complete the remaining DVM Prerequisite Courses
  • Complete their bachelor's degree
  • Confirm their desire to enroll at Cummings School no later than April 15 of their senior year

Financial Aid

Financial aid information and applications for the veterinary school will be distributed to students enrolled in the Early Acceptance Program in December of their senior year. Financial aid is awarded by Cummings School based on demonstrated need. Financial aid awards are made by early April.