Admission Requirements and Procedures

Admission 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 Procedure Instructions

Application Process

August - November 1

  • New Beginners (first time college students)

December 15 - February 1

  • Current and former Purdue students
  • Transfer students (regional campuses & other colleges)

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


Click the appropriate link below to view the admissions procedure instructions:

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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