Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Requirements

Student must meet all 3 minimum GPA requirements:

  • 2.90 overall
  • 3.10 for the last 45 semester hours
  • 2.9 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 2.9 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.

Veterinary Experience

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.

Residency Requirements

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).

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact us at:

Professional Programs Office | Office of the Dean
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4461 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4461
Tel: 979.862.1169 | Email: admiss@cvm.tamu.edu