The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine offers a Veterinary Scholars Program. This program is designed to recruit highly qualified high school students to our DVM Program by offering the opportunity for early admission. Students who are accepted into the Veterinary Scholars Program are guaranteed a position in the DVM program if they successfully complete the required pre-veterinary courses and maintain the academic standards of the Veterinary Scholars Program.
Most Veterinary Scholars will be able to complete the required courses over a 3-year period and enter the DVM program in their fourth year of college. Veterinary Scholars who complete the pre-veterinary course requirements in two years may request to enter the DVM program in their third year of college.
The Veterinary Scholars Program is not associated with any special scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships are awarded through the Purdue University Division of Financial Aid.
The Veterinary Scholar application is now open and will remain open until February 1, 2024 at 10:59 p.m. ET.
To be a qualified applicant, you must:
The Admissions Committee will review your academic record as well as your extracurricular activities, including animal and veterinary experiences, work experiences, awards and evidence of leadership. A holistic review process is used to select applicants.
In order to maintain eligibility as a Veterinary Scholar, you must:
Offers of admission to the Veterinary Scholars program are usually made by mid-April. Once admitted, students must meet the eligibility criteria outlined above. In the event that a student does not meet the academic and performance requirements, the offer of early provisional admission to the DVM program is void; however, the student may still apply for admission to the DVM program through the regular application process.
Responsibility for academic advising of the Veterinary Scholars students will remain with the undergraduate advising offices in consultation with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinary school faculty mentors will be assigned to the Veterinary Scholars to assist them in further defining career goals. Second year veterinary students will be paired with incoming Veterinary Scholars as mentors.
Application materials must be submitted on-line by February 1st to the College of Veterinary Medicine. The following items are necessary in order for your application to be considered complete:
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