Veterinary Medicine

Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine offers Tufts undergraduates an opportunity to apply for admission in the spring of their sophomore year. A limited number of students are admitted through the Early Assurance Program and guaranteed a space in the veterinary school class once they graduate.

Program Requirements

  • To be eligible to apply, you must be a sophomore at Tufts with demonstrated academic proficiency in your freshman and sophomore coursework, particularly in the pre-veterinary science courses
  • If admitted, you are required to earn your bachelor’s degree, maintain a 3.4 minimum cumulative GPA, calculated at the end of each academic year, and remain in good standing throughout your undergraduate career
  • Competitive applicants will have completed at least two science sequences (most typically the year of introductory chemistry and the year of introductory biology) by the end of the spring semester of their sophomore year
  • AP credit may be accepted but you will be required to do additional science work at Tufts for the admissions committee to review
  • Remaining prerequisite courses include two semesters of physics with laboratory and two semesters of organic chemistry with laboratory. You can complete these courses at Tufts or another university by special permission of the Cumming’s admissions office.
  • The offer of admission is not binding; you can defer your admission to the Cummings School for one year or choose to apply to other veterinary schools
  • If admitted, you must confirm your desire to enroll at Cummings no later than May 1 of your senior year

Application Process

  1. The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine must receive your application by March 1 of your sophomore year
  2. Use the standard Tufts Veterinary School application to apply
  3. You will need three letters of evaluation, including one from a science faculty member
  4. You  are required to submit your SAT or ACT scores with your application. These scores can be taken from your high school transcripts or you can obtain them directly from the College Board. The GRE is not required to apply.
  5. The Cummings School invites a small number of applicants for interviews in March
  6. Decision letters will be available online by late April.