TRANSFER INFORMATION

We appreciate your interest in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana -Champaign.

This following information is specifically provided for students who:

  • will have completed one full year of veterinary education prior to their desired entrance to the University of Illinois,
  • are in good standing at their current veterinary institution,
  • are interested in entering our second year class.

The College of Veterinary Medicine considers applications from prospective transfer students on a case-by-case basis. Decisions about transfer admissions are made no sooner than June 30 of each year. We accept qualified students into our second year class only.   We offer admission to a very limited number of students and the number of seats available each year is determined in a manner that allows us to maintain a stable class size. 

Each completed, qualified transfer application is carefully considered and decisions made by the College Admissions Advisory Committee are final.

TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be considered eligible for consideration:

  1. The applicant must have completed all of the pre-veterinary education pre-requisite courses required (at a regionally accredited college or university) of traditionally admitted, first year University of Illinois veterinary students.  The pre-requisite science courses must be graded with no grade lower than a C- achieved.
  2. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75/4.0 (2.0 = C) in all undergraduate course work, as well as current veterinary school course work. Likewise, a 2.75/4.0 (2.0 = C) average is the minimum grade point average acceptable in science coursework.
  3. The applicant must be available to complete the unique University of Illinois first year clinical experience during the summer after to enrollment in our second year curriculum.
  4. Published prerequisite requirements for traditional admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois are as follows:

 

Plan A: Applicants who have earned a B.S. or B.A. degree in any major field of study from an accredited college or university may qualify to be considered for transfer under Plan A.

  • Eight semester hours of biological sciences with laboratories.
  • Sixteen semester hours of chemical sciences, including biochemistry; inorganic and organic chemistry must have laboratories (a minimum of 3 semester hours of chemical science laboratories are required).
  • c. Eight semester hours of physics with laboratories.
  • Plan B: Individuals may apply without a B.S. or B.A. degree, but they are required to have at least 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university, including 44 hours of science courses. The minimum course requirements under Plan B are:
  • Eight semester hours of biological sciences with laboratories.
  • Sixteen semester hours of chemical sciences, including biochemistry; inorganic and organic chemistry must have laboratories (3 semester hours of chemical science laboratories are required).
  • Eight semester hours of physics with laboratories.
  • Three semester hours of English composition and an additional three hours of English composition and/or speech.
  • Twelve semester hours of humanities and/or social sciences.
  • Twelve semester hours of junior-/senior-level (or graduate-level) science courses in addition to the requirements listed above. These courses could include, but are not limited to, any of the following: advanced biology, anatomy, genetics, microbiology, physiology, zoology.

At this time there are currently no seats available for Fall 2014, Class of 2017.  You may chose to submit this application, but we will not know if seats will be available until late May.  No refunds will be given.

The Admissions Advisory Committee will not evaluate transfer applications until mid to late June each year.  Decisions will be communicated no later than June 30, 2013.

Please complete the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Transfer Application if you are interested in applying for transfer into the second year Class of 2017. 

For an application to be valid, it must be postmarked on or before May 30, 2014. We strongly recommend that all materials be mailed over-night if being mailed near the May 30, 2014 deadline.  There will be NO exceptions.