Who is Eligible?
All applicants who began an application during our previous application cycle are eligible to have their application information imported to the new cycle. If you wish to do so, please click the large blue “Reapplying to VMCAS?” button on the login page to proceed with creating a re-applicant account. DO NOT CLICK “CREATE NEW ACCOUNT” ON THE HOME PAGE.
Once you click the “Reapplying to VMCAS?” button on the login page, you will be asked to provide your login information from last cycle. If you do not remember your login information, you will be asked to provide the e-mail address which you used to create last year’s account to have an access code e-mailed to you. Once you have logged in, you will be prompted to enter new “create account” information, including your name, e-mail, and login information. When you click “create account” you will be taken to your NEW account, with all importable data from your prior account already in place.
Information Which IS Carried Over
Applicant Information, Academic History (Institutions Attended and Coursework), and Additional Information (w/ exception of Experience hours)
Most of the information you entered in your previous application has been automatically carried over to your new account. When you first arrive at the home page of your application, however, none of the sections will appear as completed. To see your imported information and complete these sections, please review each section of the application and be sure to update or correct the information as necessary. Once you are satisfied with the information as entered, you must then press the “Save” button at the bottom of the page to confirm the entry. Until you have done so for all required sections of the application, they will not be marked as completed and you will therefore not be able to submit your application. It is an applicant’s responsibility to review all imported information and ensure it is complete and accurate.
Information Which Is NOT Carried Over
Letters of recommendation, payments, and transcripts.
In addition, there are fields on the VMCAS application which may have changed or been added since last cycle which will NOT be filled in by the import. You will have to go over ALL sections of the application and ensure new sections are filled in, as it will not necessarily be readily apparent from your application checklist that something is missing if the field is not required.
Please note: Experience hours will not carry over this cycle. This information must be re-entered.
THE VMCAS DEADLINE IS:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time
VMCAS STRONGLY recommends you e-submit your application and have all transcripts and references received by September 2, 2014 in order to allow time for the verification process.
Every year, VMCAS comes across applicants that wait until the last minute to submit their application. Statistics show that most applicants last year applied within the final two weeks of the cycle. NOTE: You should allow 10-15 minutes after hitting the e-submit button to complete the payment portion of the application.
VMCAS and the Veterinary schools recommend that you submit your application to VMCAS EARLY!! Applying before the last two weeks leading up to the deadline will help you avoid any unforeseen circumstances that may cause delays when completing the Web application. This may include: web congestion, internet service provider problems, or credit card challenges. Waiting until the final weeks of the cycle increases the risk of these issues and may prevent you from successfully submitting your application on time. This could cause you to have to wait another year to apply to veterinary school.
VMCAS rarely approves deadline extensions and the appeal process through the Admissions Committee can be quite lengthy. Please note that you can submit your completed application, including your three registered evaluators, to VMCAS prior to your evaluators submitting their eLORs. VMCAS and the Veterinary schools strongly recommend that you take this warning seriously. All time is Eastern Daylight Time and is determined by the clock on the application server. Server time is set by the official atomic clock at www.time.gov. It is your responsibility to meet the application deadline.