Your VMCAS Application fee is paid to VMCAS directly through the application. The VMCAS application fee pays for the VMCAS System Hosting, Student and Advisor Hotline, and application processing. This fee does NOT include any additional fees due to your designated school(s). All supplemental and/or other fees are paid directly to your designated schools.
AAVMC Application Fee Reimbursement Program:
A limited number of VMCAS fee reimbursements are available through this program. Reimbursements are granted to financially disadvantaged applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the program will close once the allotted funds are exhausted.
AAVMC will decide if you qualify for a reimbursement based on your income, or your parent’s income (if you are claimed as a dependent) as reported on the 2013 Federal Income Tax Return.
To be considered for a VMCAS reimbursement, you must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or have refugee/asylum status.
- You must have submitted your VMCAS 2015 application prior to submitting a request.
- You must upload your (or your parent’s if you are a claimed as a dependent) 2013 Federal Income Tax Return.
The VMCAS 2015 Reimbursement Request form must be submitted to AAVMC after you submit your VMCAS application, and can be found HERE.
Application Fee Credit Card Payments:
VMCAS only accepts credit cards as payment. If you have questions, please contact VMCAS. Resubmitting credit card information can result in multiple charges. Credit card information should NOT be emailed to VMCAS.
If you are unable to pay your application fee by credit card, you must contact VMCAS at: 617-612-2884
PLEASE ALLOW 10-15 MINUTES FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR CREDIT CARD. Payment attempts at deadline time are at risk of taking longer that you expect. You may possibly miss the deadline because of it.
Remember to PRINT YOUR RECEIPT. That is your proof of payment.
The VMCAS application fee is $195 for the first designation and $100 for each additional designation.
THE VMCAS DEADLINE IS:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
VMCAS STRONGLY recommends you e-submit your application and have all transcripts and references received by August 15th, 2015 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.