Minimum GPA Requirements
Student must meet all 3 minimum GPA
- 2.90 overall
- 3.10 for the last 45 semester hours
- 2.90 science
To clarify, students with a minimum grade point ratio (GPA) of
2.90 overall AND a 3.10 GPA for the last 45 semester hours AND 2.90
science GPA completed have met the minimal qualifications to submit
an application (A=4.0 grade points per hour).
Note that just meeting these minimal academic standards does not
make the applicant competitive nor qualified for an interview.
GPA at the time of Application
Only completed course work at the time of application will be
used in GPA calculation for selection of interviewees. All course
work will be reviewed by the Selections Committee when selecting
applicants for entry into the Professional DVM Program.
By state law, only coursework from accredited U.S.
colleges and universities of higher education can be used
for computation of grade point averages.
Animal experience includes caring for and handling animals in a
kennel or animal shelter. It also includes any other experience
that was not under the direct supervision of a veterinarian, such
as FFA and 4-H projects. Veterinary experience is hours spent
working under the direct supervision of a veterinarian, whether in
a clinical or research environment, paid or volunteer. Applicants
must have more than 100 hours worth of veterinary experience in
order to qualify for an interview.
Enrollment in our Professional DVM Program is limited to:
- Qualified applicants who are residents of Texas and who are
United States citizens
- Residents of Texas who live in the United States under a
permanent residence visa or qualify for residency under the rules
of SB 1528.
- Applicants from other states who have superior credentials will
also be considered for up to ten positions in each class.
International applicants are not considered for
admission to the Professional DVM Program.
Independent individuals 18 years of age or over who move into
the state and who are gainfully employed within the state for a
period of 12 months leading up to his or her enrollment in an
institution of higher education may be classified as a resident for
tuition purposes. These laws are subject to change and any
questions should be directed towards the
Registrar's Office at Texas A&M University or to the Texas
Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS).
If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact
Office of the
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
660 Raymond Stotzer Parkway
E-mail DVM Admissions