Personal Data

Helpful Hints:

  • If you have or are applying for a visa be sure to enter that information on this section.
  • VMCAS cannot advise students on legal residency issues.
Place of Birth

Enter information about your place of birth here.

Ethnic and Race Identity (Optional)

You may indicate your ethnic and race identity by checking one or more of the boxes that apply to you. Your response(s) to this item is optional and will be treated confidentially.

U.S. Citizen Status

If you are a U.S. citizen you must check this box.

Canadian Citizen Status

If you are a Canadian citizen you must check this box.

Note to Reapplicant: This question was not on last cycle’s application. You must choose one of the options.

Immigrant Type

If you are a non-immigrant, select from the following the type of visa you hold, for which you have applied, or for which you plan to apply:

Code Visa Description
A1 Diplomatic
A2 Other foreign government official or employee and members of immediate family
B2 Visitor or Pleasure/prospective student
E1 Treaty trader or family
E2 Treaty investor or family
F1 Student
 F2  Family of Student
 H1  Temporary worker of distinguished merit and ability
 H2  Temporary worker performing services otherwise unavailable in the United States
 H4  Family of H visa holder
 I  Representative of foreign information media or family
 J1  Exchange visitor
 J2  Family of exchange visitor
 L1  Intercompany transferee
 L2  Family of alien who is classified L1
 M1  Vocational school student
 M2  Family of vocational school student
 AM  Amnesty recipient defined by INS
 AS  Political/religious asylum defined by INS

State of Legal Residence (Mandatory)

Enter only one state of residency. The state listed in this section should be the state of legal residence at the time of application, not at the time of expected enrollment in a veterinary medical institution. Enter the number of years and months you have lived in this state. If you are unsure of years and months, please estimate. If you believe you can claim legal residency or domicile in more than one state, or your residency will change prior to enrollment, please contact the schools to discuss this matter. Contact your selected schools to obtain residency requirement information. VMCAS cannot advise applicants on legal residency issues.

Military Service

Enter information on any military service here.




TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

VMCAS STRONGLY recommends you e-submit your application and have all transcripts and references received by August 15th, 2015 in order to allow time for the verification process.


Every year, VMCAS comes across applicants that wait until the last minute to submit their application. Statistics show that most applicants last year applied within the final two weeks of the cycle. NOTE: You should allow 10-15 minutes after hitting the e-submit button to complete the payment portion of the application.

VMCAS and the Veterinary schools recommend that you submit your application to VMCAS EARLY!! Applying before the last two weeks leading up to the deadline will help you avoid any unforeseen circumstances that may cause delays when completing the Web application. This may include: web congestion, internet service provider problems, or credit card challenges. Waiting until the final weeks of the cycle increases the risk of these issues and may prevent you from successfully submitting your application on time. This could cause you to have to wait another year to apply to veterinary school.

VMCAS rarely approves deadline extensions and the appeal process through the Admissions Committee can be quite lengthy. Please note that you can submit your completed application, including your three registered evaluators, to VMCAS prior to your evaluators submitting their eLORs. VMCAS and the Veterinary schools strongly recommend that you take this warning seriously. All time is Eastern Daylight Time and is determined by the clock on the application server. Server time is set by the official atomic clock at It is your responsibility to meet the application deadline.