Apply for VetFAST

VetFAST Application Steps

The VetFAST application cycle for 2017 is closed. Please check back in March 2018 for more details.

Step 1: Complete the VetFAST application.

Complete the VetFAST application by 4 p.m. CST on Friday, April 28, 2017. The application must be completed in one session and cannot be saved and edited at a later time. We recommend first printing a list of the questions and completing a draft. When you are ready, enter your information into the online application. Please note that the application itself may take a while to complete online, so it's important to have your responses saved separately, in case the application website times out due to inactivity.

Apply online (currently closed)

Step 2: Request official college transcripts be sent to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

This includes a transcript from the University of Minnesota and all other colleges you may have attended, including those attended through PSEO in high school. Transcripts are needed even if your college credit transferred to the University of Minnesota.

Step 3: Request a copy of your high school transcript be sent to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

High school transcripts must note your high school class rank. If your class rank is not listed, please ask your high school to send a letter with your class rank noted.

All college and high school transcripts can be mailed to:

University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine
Academic and Student Affairs
Attn: Admissions
108 Ben Pomeroy Center
1964 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Step 4: Email a digital copy of your APAS or other University of Minnesota advisement report to dvminfo@umn.edu.

Please specify the following in the subject line: VetFAST Application, your first and last name, and the document title.

Step 5: Request ACT/SAT scores to be sent to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

High schools can submit ACT/SAT scores for a student via letter or documentation on a student transcript.

Step 6: Identify three references who will submit an evaluation on your behalf.

  • At least one of the references must be from a D.V.M. who can speak to your potential for success within the profession.
  • A sampe list of the questions included in the evaluation form
  • Each reference must fill out a standardized evaluation form

Important! All references are due back by the application deadline of 4:00 pm CST on Friday, April 28, 2017. The applicant is responsible for communicating the deadline to the reference writer and sending reminders as needed. Applicants submitting less than three references will be considered incomplete and therefore ineligible for admission. References may contact us at dvminfo@umn.edu or 612-626-7293 with any questions they may have.

The VetFAST application review is extensive and consists of several evaluation steps. Applications will be evaluated for academic standing once spring semester grades are posted (late May, 2017). Interviews for VetFAST program acceptance will take place in late June / early July. Program acceptance will be granted to qualified students in mid-July, 2017.