Admission Requirements

The Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine is a cooperative agreement between the states of Nebraska and Iowa.  Nebraska residents apply using the Iowa application process.  Students will be selected by the Nebraska Admissions Committee and will attend two years of Professional Veterinary School before transferring to Iowa.  The participating campuses are Lincoln, NE and Ames, IA.  Students who complete the four year program will receive a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  Only verified Nebraska residents are eligible for admission in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.

Minimum requirements for application to the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine are:  applicant must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale and have completed 60 semester credits by the end of the spring term of the year in which the applicant seeks to be admitted to the Professional Program.  The most recent grade for repeated courses will be used to calculate the undergraduate cumulative GPA.

All but two of the required science courses must be completed by the end of the fall term in which the applicant applies. Up to two required science courses may be taken the spring term prior to matriculation.  Other non-science required courses must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to matriculation.  All required coursework must be completed with a grade of "C'" (2.00) or better to fulfill the requirement.  A "C-minus" or lower is not acceptable.

Required courses must be taken from an accredited college or university on a graded A-F basis.  No required course may be taken under the Pass/Not Pass or Satisfactory/Fail grading system or similar options.

Advance Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits must meet ISU College of Veterinary Medicine's minimum requirement in the appropriate subject area.  CLEP credits may be accepted only for arts, humanities and social sciences.

When applying to the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine you will need to complete the VMCAS application for ISU. For more information about the application process, click here.  If you have any questions contact the University of Nebraska PPVM Program Office at ppvm@unl.edu or (402) 472-7306.

Nebraska resident students attending institutions other than UNL, work with your adviser or contact the University of Nebraska PPVM Program Office at ppvm@unl.edu or (402) 472-7306 to ensure your coursework meets the requirements.