Laboratory Animal Science Program Application Process

Application Procedures

  • Log into the online VZ application, create a username/password and complete and submit the online form, including your personal essay, job history, and CV/resume, along with the $60 application fee. If you cannot complete the form in one sitting, all of your information will be saved and you may return to finish the process.
  • Following the online instructions, applicants must contact every college or university attended and request that transcripts be sent directly to the School of Health Professions, Office of Enrollment and Admissions in sealed envelopes (address below).
  • Using the form provided within the on-line system, submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can realistically evaluate the applicant's abilities and probability of success in the program. Preferably, one of the letters should be from the applicant's current employer.
  • List all related work or volunteer experience.


If English is not your native language and you have transcripts from a non-U.S. college or university, please see International Applicants/Additional Procedures below.


International Applicants/Additional Procedures

Translation: If the academic institution that you attended does not issue documents in English, the credentialing agency will require that you submit a word-for-word translation of your transcripts. You can contact University Language Services (ULS) at to submit your transcript for translation and instruct them to send the translated transcript to the credentialing agency you chose.

Transcript Evaluation: International students whose native language is not English may contact one of the following credentialing agencies to submit transcripts for OFFICIAL evaluation: or  Instruct the credentialing agency to send the OFFICIAL evaluation (and translation) directly to the Director of Admissions & Enrollment (address below).

NOTE: An OFFICIAL transcript must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment as well as the credentialing agency of your choice.

TOEFL: International applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL exam and receive a score as follows: Paper-based test: 550; Computer-based test: 213; iBT exam: 80.  Please go to the ETS website to take the TOEFL exam, and request your TOEFL scores be sent directly to the Office of Admissions & Enrollment School of Health Professions.  ETS reports scores for two years after the test date. If you have previously taken the TOEFL but the two-year period has expired, the program will accept a personal copy if available.

NOTE: If the candidate has received a BS or graduate degree from a college or university in a country where English is the primary language (like the US, Canada and UK), applicants could request for the TOEFL requirement to be waived by the Program Director or the Admission Committee. 


Official transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment for Health Professions at the address below. If you experience technical difficulties or related problems in completing your online application, please contact:

School of Health Professions
Office of Admissions and Enrollment
Attention: Laboratory Animal Science Program
Eastern Virginia Medical School
700 W. Olney Road, Room 1155
Norfolk, VA 23507-1607

Tel: 757.446.7437/7153
Fax: 757.446.8915 



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