Admission Requirements and Procedures

Preparing for the Competitive Admissions Process

  • Admission is a competitive admissions process based on the following criteria:

    • Academic ability (overall academic performance with emphasis on math and science grades, SAT/ACT scores, writing skills)
    • Experience (animal care, veterinary health care exposure, general work experience)
    • Evidence of self-motivation, self-determination, veterinary technology career awareness, leadership, and awareness of the veterinary nursing profession
    • Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to entering clinical courses.

    Each Veterinary Nursing (VN) Class contains a maximum of 30 students. There is one class per year.

    Minimum Admission Requirements

    Visit the Purdue Admissions website to view admissions criteria.

    For questions on admissions requirements and procedures, contact the Purdue University Office of Admissions. 

    Office of Admissions 
    Schleman Hall of Student Services
    475 Stadium Mall Drive
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-0544

    Admissions Procedure Instructions

    Application Process

    August - November 1

    • New Beginners (first time college students)

    December 15 - February 1

    • Current and former Purdue students
    • Transfer students (regional campuses & other colleges)

    Required Interview

    Purdue University hosts a required interview for all of those who are invited. Interviews are held in January/February for New Beginners and in February/March for current/former Purdue students and transfer students.

    Students invited for interviews will be notified by the university on or after January 15, 2019.  Interviews for those students will be on the Purdue West Lafayette campus on early February for New Beginners and in early March for current/former Purdue students and transfer students.

    Click the appropriate link below to view the admissions procedure instructions:

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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