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Profile of Students Accepted

Criteria

Average Number of College Support Courses Completed 6
Average GPA 3.2
% With Associate’s Degree 22%
% With Bachelor’s Degree 34%
% With Master’s Degree 2%
% Currently Working in Veterinary Field 92%
% In-state Resident 88%

Statistics

Estimated Number Applied for Fall 2014 Entering Class 88
Estimated Number Accepted for the On-campus Program 48
Estimated Number Deferred Admissions for the On-campus Program 13

Please note that although the Veterinary Technology program has set minimum requirements, all candidates applying are competing with the applicant pool. The current class accepted for 2014-2015 fit the profile above with details of these areas described below:

  • Academic Background
    • Some of the most qualified applicants either had completed all of their fundamental, general education courses (Eng 111, Humanities Elective, Social Sciences Elective, Speech Communication, Chemistry, Math 126) or they had already completed an associate or bachelor's degree.
    • The most qualified candidates had completed an associate or bachelor’s degree in a related health science field such as animal science, biology, and zoology.
    • The most qualified candidates had a competitive to highly competitive GPA as a result of their coursework (3.0 - 4.0).
    • The most qualified candidates illustrated a consistent academic record free of a pattern of withdrawals or failures.
  • Work Experience: The most qualified candidates were currently employed in a veterinary practice.
  • In-State versus Out-of-State: Virginia residents were given preference to candidates from other states, including Maryland and Washington, DC.