Application procedures

  • Log into GradCAS, create a username/password, and complete and submit the online form, including your personal essay, job history and CV/resume, along with the $125 application fee. If you cannot complete the form in one sitting, your information will be saved, and you may return to finish the process.
  • Using the form provided within the online system, submit two Applicant Reference Forms from two individuals who can realistically evaluate your abilities and probability of success in the program. Preferably, one of the forms should be from your current employer verifying the minimum hands-on animal expereince requirement. 
  • List all related work or volunteer experience.

Official transcripts from each college/university attended, including an official transcript from any degree-granting institution that specifies the date upon which the degree was issued.  Transcripts must be sent electronically or by mail directly to GradCAS. Any official transcript received by the program or the School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment department will not be accepted. If you do not list or send official transcripts for all institutions attended, processing of your application will be delayed.

  • Sending Transcripts Electronically (Click here for additional information)
    • GradCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from:
    • To send transcripts to GradCAS by mail:
      • Provide the registrar with the following items:
        • GradCAS Transcript Request Form. Ask the registrar to attach it to your official transcripts. This form is not required but strongly recommended as it helps ensure your official transcripts are properly matched to your application. 
        • If you cannot use this form, make sure the registrar prints "GradCAS" and your full GradCAS ID# on the transcript before mailing it. 
        • Any school-specific forms required by the registrar.
        • Any transcript fees required by the registrar.
        • All information needed by the registrar to properly identify you in the school's database including any name changes. 
        • Your GradCAS ID#. 
    • Institutions must send transcripts directly to GradCAS to the following address:

         GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
         P.O. Box 9217
         Watertown, MA 02471

Completed GradCAS Application

  • A completed application requires a paid application fee, all transcripts and at least 2 letters of recommendation
  • All coursework must be entered in GradCAS in the Transcript Entry section
  • Unverified CASPA applications WILL NOT be reviewed.

International applicant procedures

In addition to meeting the admissions requirements above, international applicants are required to meet the following:

Foreign Transcripts

  • Request a course by course evaluation of all foreign transcripts showing GPA calculation on a four point scale. 
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School does not endorse any particular evaluating and/or credentialing service. You can use the following agencies:

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 to submit your transcript for translation and instruct them to send the translated transcript to the credentialing agency you choose.

Transcript Evaluation: International students whose native language is not English may contact one of the following credentialing agencies to submit transcripts for official evaluation: WES or ECE. Instruct the credentialing agency to send the official evaluation (and translation) directly to GradCAS. You must provide both a course-by-course evaluation report along with an overall GPA calculation. Evaluations are mandatory even for transcripts from institutions that report grades in English. This provides EVMS with a U.S. credit equivalency and allows the transcripts to be reviewed accurately. WES and ECE are preferred credentialing services. If you wish to select a company other than these, please contact the program first.

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 GradCAS. 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 U.S., Canada and UK), applicants could request for the TOEFL requirement to be waived by the Program Director or the Admission Committee.

GradCAS: GradCAS will ONLY accept the evaluation report from the credentialing agency. Do not send your foreign transcript to GradCAS. 

All other foreign transcript evaluations from the credentialing agency must be sent directly to GradCAS to the following address:

     GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
     P.O. Box 9217
     Watertown, MA 02471

     GRE School Code:  5729   TOEFL School Code is B886

Application submission

Applications should be submitted by March 1 for early admission consideration. Applications submitted after March 1 will be considered until all positions are filled. Students who plan to seek Financial Aid are advised to submit their applications as early as possible. Upon acceptance into the program, a $300 nonrefundable matriculation fee (which will be credited toward the first semester's tuition) is required to secure class placement. 

Important Note for ICLAS Scholarship Applicants:

International veterinarian applicants who are wishing to apply for ICLAS Scholarships, should contact LAS program director in advance for an early application review and provisional acceptance as required for ICLAS scholarship application process and per ICLAS application due date (a complete LAS application no later than November 15 is preferred).


Admissions and enrollment

For any other admissions questions, please contact Admissions and Enrollment:

Tel:  757.446.7437 
Fax: 757.446.8915