On-Campus Admissions

Requirements

Visit the Purdue Admissions website to view admissions criteria.

For questions on admissions requirements and procedures, contact the Purdue University Office of Admissions. 

Office of Admissions 
Schleman Hall of Student Services
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-0544
admissions@purdue.edu
765-494-1776

Deadlines

Make sure you apply within the application window based on your situation.

New Students (First-time college students)

Application Window: August - November 1

Current and Former Purdue Students

Application Window: December 15 - February 1

Transfer Students (From regional campuses & other colleges)

Application Window: December 15 - February 1

Apply

Complete the Purdue application process. Information is available at  www.purdue.edu/Admissions/Undergrad/

  • Admission application must be completed on or before November 1 of the year prior to admission

What happens next?

  • Completed applications are reviewed by the Purdue Office of Admissions and the Veterinary Nursing Admissions Committee.
  • A cohort of students will be admitted to the first year of the Veterinary Nursing Program.  
  • Admitted students will complete the first year  Veterinary Nursing required courses, including:
    • Chemistry (2 semesters)
    • Biology (2 semesters)
    • Speech
    • Composition
    • Math
    • Core Electives
  • In the spring of first year, admitted students will be interviewed for entry into Clinical Year Two.

Note: If you are interested in applying to the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning (VNDL) Program, then please proceed to their  admissions page.
  1. Review the  Change of Degree Option (CODO) requirements for Veterinary Nursing. 
  2. Meet with one of the Veterinary Nursing Program academic advisor. To make an appointment, call the Veterinary Nursing Office at  765-496-6579.  
  3. The Veterinary Nursing Experience Report is required and the Veterinary Nursing Academic Advisor will discuss this process with you during your appointment.

Note: If you are interested in applying to the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning (VNDL) Program, then please proceed to their  admissions page.
  1. Apply to Purdue as a re-entry or re-entry Post–Baccalaureate (if you completed a Purdue degree) student. For more information, visit  Purdue Admission's Re-Entry website.
  2. The Veterinary Nursing Experience Report is a part of the admissions process.  You will receive a link from the Office of Admissions once your application has been evaluated.

Transfer Applicants New to Purdue

  • Complete the Office of Admissions  Transfer Student Checklist by February 1.
  • The Veterinary Nursing Experience Report is part of the application. 

Regional Campus Transfer

  • Complete the Office of Admissions  Transfer Student Checklist by February 1.
  • The Veterinary Nursing Experience Report is part of the application.

For questions on admissions requirements and procedures, contact the Purdue University Office of Admissions:

Office of Admissions
Schleman Hall of Student Services
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-0544
admissions@purdue.edu

Graduate AVMA Accredited Veterinary Technology Program Transfers 

This program is designed to enable transfer students from other AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technician programs may be able to enter the bachelor completion program and earn a  Bachelor of Science Degree in Veterinary Nursing from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Limited class size necessitates a competitive admission process.

This bachelor completion program builds upon college credits and the degree earned from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program. A total of 127.5 credit hours is required for the BS Degree including credits applied from the degree obtained at an AVMA-accredited VT program. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 32 Purdue University - West Lafayette campus credits at the 300/400 levels for graduation.

If admitted, a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts from other programs will be completed to determine transfer credit to be applied towards the degree. Purdue's Foundational Learning Outcomes-based Core Curricular requirements may extend time to graduation. 

Students admitted to this curriculum will begin course work in the summer term. 

For further information, please contact the program office at 765-496-6579 or  vetnurse@purdue.edu.

Application Process

  • Transfer applicants for the completion of a Bachelor degree in the Veterinary Nursing Program complete the Veterinary Nursing Experience Report and  submit all transcripts by February 1. The report is available December 15 - February 1.
  • Complete the Office of Admissions  Transfer Student Checklist.

For questions on admissions requirements and procedures, contact the Purdue University Office of Admissions:

Office of Admissions 
Schleman Hall of Student Services
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-0544
admissions@purdue.edu

Preparing for the Competitive Entry into Clinical Year Two

  • The Veterinary Nursing Clinical Years (2-4) allow for a maximum of 30 students.
  • Entry into the Clinical Years, beginning in year two of the curriculum, is a competitive entry process based on the following criteria:
    • Academic Ability: completion of first-year Veterinary Nursing coursework increases the student’s competitiveness for admission, and GPA
    • Experience: veterinary, animal (non-veterinary), general work experience
    • Evidence of: awareness of the veterinary nursing profession, self-motivation, self-determination, and leadership
    • Interview: invitations for interviews will be extended in late spring