Last updated on September 12th, 2021

STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION, RETENTION, AND GRADUATION

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Behavioral qualities, cognitive skills, participation in Pre-Veterinary medical professional activities, and personal attributes are all evaluated and must reach acceptable standards before promotion can be considered. Any conduct that can reasonably be seen as disgraceful, dishonorable, or unbecoming will be considered as a major component in the non-academic decision regarding retention and promotion (See University Code of Conduct).

QUANTITATIVE STANDARDS

The anticipated time allocation for the Pre-Veterinary Medical Program is up to three academic years or six semesters. Students are placed in the Pre-Veterinary Medical Program based on their educational background. Students will proceed in the course of study defined by the Pre-Veterinary Medical Program curriculum.

QUALITATIVE STANDARDS

  • Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or greater at the end of each semester.
  • Students must pass with a grade of “C” or better in all required coursework in the Pre-Veterinary Medical Program curriculum.
  • Students must pass with a grade of “C” or better in all elective credits that are to be considered for the program of study.
  • Students who have requested to earn the Bachelor of Science degree must pass with a grade of “C” or better in all required General Education coursework.

For promotion into the veterinary medical program, in addition to the preceding requirements:

  • Students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better in all coursework in the final year of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Program, and a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • Students must pass the Pre-Veterinary Medical Science Comprehensive Examination (PVSCE).
  • Non-cognitive factors will also be considered when reviewing promotion into the veterinary medical program (See the University Code of Conduct).