University of Arizona - Main - Oro Valley
All prospective students must first apply through VMCAS. The VMCAS deadline is September 15. We require a minimum cumulative, prerequisite, and science GPA of 3.0. If applicants do not meet the minimum GPAs, further consideration will be granted to applicants that possess GPAs between 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA. Please refer to the VMCAS course classification guide when calculating your overall undergraduate science and overall GPA as it may be different from your school’s local GPA calculation.
Courses must be a grade of C- or higher.
Our science prerequisites do not require labs, however, labs are strongly recommended. Lab credits taken in conjunction with a lecture-style course (or similar) do count toward GPAs.
Online and community college courses are acceptable.
College course credit awarded for AP science courses may fulfill the relevant core prerequisites. The admissions committee will also expect to see advanced-level undergraduate courses in the science disciplines for which the AP credit was awarded.
CLEP, AP, and IB credits are acceptable only if shown on a college transcript from an accredited undergraduate degree-granting institution. If they show as a grade of “G” on transcripts, we will ask for your scores.
We will accept pass/fail prerequisite courses if taken during the pandemic as part of the COVID-19 consideration. No more than half of a student’s prerequisites can be graded pass/fail.
ARIZONA CVM PREREQUISITE COURSES, 42 credits (must meet or exceed credits in all areas listed; no grade can be below a C-)
Biology (6 credits)
Chemistry (6 credits)
Biophysics or Physics (6 credits)
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry (6 credits)
College Algebra, Trigonometry, or pre-Calculus or Calculus or Statistics (3 credits)
Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
Social Sciences (6 credits)
English Composition (3 credits)
While a bachelor's degree is not required for admission, competitive applicants will possess a bachelor's degree or higher. We require 90 units to be completed by the time of matriculation. If you are admitted without 90 credits by matriculation, your offer will be rescinded.
Courses may be repeated to meet the grade requirement. Only the highest grade will be factored into the prerequisite GPA, however, the lower grade may be factored into the overall and science GPA by VMCAS.
Graduate and post-baccalaureate coursework will be considered for all prerequisites.
We do not have an expiration date for coursework. However, we recommend more recent coursework to ensure students are prepared for our rigorous program.
No more than two prerequisite courses should be in progress by the fall application deadline.
Applicants should list what prerequisites they plan to take in the future in the Transcript Entry section on VMCAS.
All prerequisites must be completed, and grades posted by your institution, by June 30 of the application year, prior to matriculation in August.
We require 90 units to be completed by the time of matriculation. If you are admitted without 90 credits by matriculation, your offer will be rescinded.
International applicants may be required to provide proof of English proficiency.
Required test(s): none
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International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
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