Transfer Student Information

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Transfer Student Application Update


We will not be accepting transfer applications for fall 2017. Unfortunately, we do not have any open seats at this time. Please check back in February, 2018 for an update on transfer to fall 2018.

Each year, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine considers transfer applicants in years two, three, and four of the DVM program. Applicants are accepted for a program start of fall semester, on a space available basis as seats become available. Transfers into the second semester (spring) of the second and third years of the DVM program are considered only in the occasion of an extreme extenuating circumstance.

Curricula are unique from institution to institution. Placement is contingent on DVM coursework already completed and coursework needing completion according to the U of M DVM curriculum. Accepted applicants will be placed in the year or semester of the curriculum deemed appropriate after analysis and equivalency of the required courses involved has been verified.

All applicants must be from a DVM program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and are required to have finished at least one full academic year at the institution from which transfer is requested. Applicants must be in good academic standing at the time of discontinuance according to written verification from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or Dean of that institution.

Our full transfer policy statement can be reviewed here.