Application Process

  • 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 transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment for Health Professions in sealed envelopes (address below).
  • Using the form provided within the on-line system, submit two letters of recommendation from two individuals who can realistically evaluate the applicant's abilities and probability of success in the program (e.g., former or current faculty members, employers, colleagues).
  • 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:

Instruct the credentialing agency to send the OFFICIAL evaluation (and translation) directly to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment for Health Professions (address below). You must provide both a course-by-course evaluation report along with an overall GPA calculation.

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

TOEFL: International applicants whose native language is not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam scores. Competitive applicants should achieve or surpass the following scores: 80 for the iBT (preferred), 213 for CBT, or 550 for the PBT. Scores must have been obtained within two years of the application date. This requirement will be waived for applicants who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States. Your TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment for Health Professions. ETS reports scores for two years after the test date.

Official transcripts, scores and supportive application documents 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: Medical and Health Professions Education
Eastern Virginia Medical School
700 W. Olney Road, Room 1155
Norfolk, VA 23507-1607
Tel: 757.446.7437/7153
Fax: 757.446.8915