Reapplying to Veterinary School
You can use an existing account from a previous cycle to re-apply in the current cycle. You also keep the same CAS ID number from the previous cycle. To avoid processing delays and difficulties, do not create a new account. Duplicate accounts and any documents associated with those accounts are deleted.
Your programs will be able to see that you are a re-applicant in VMCAS.
Instructions once you are in the application:
- Log in to the application. A welcome screen appears; confirm you want to begin the re-application process by clicking Start Reapplication.
- Ensure your profile information, including your contact information, is correct.
- Decide if you want to copy application data. Your selection cannot be changed.
When re-applying, note that you can:
- Copy your application from the previous cycle to the next (for example, from the 2020-2021 cycle into the 2021-2022 cycle).
- You can skip one cycle and copy your application (for example, from the 2019-2020 cycle into the 2021-2022 cycle), but you cannot skip several cycles between applications. Application data is unavailable after three cycles of inactivity. (for example, from the 2018-2019 cycle into the 2021-2022 cycle).
If You Choose to Start a Fresh Application
The data from your previous application cycle is wiped clean and you proceed with a blank application.
If You Choose to Copy Application Data
- Select the information you want to carry over. Unselected items will not carry over and cannot be recovered, so ensure your selections are complete before clicking Save and Continue.
- A notification alerts you that every section of the application for which you choose to copy application data will require your review. You will need to review each application section to confirm the data is accurate. Click Continue.
- A second notification provides instructions for accessing a PDF copy of your previous application. This PDF is only available if you submitted an application last cycle. Download the PDF before clicking Continue.
- Your selected data will begin copying to your new application. This can take up to 24 hours to complete and you will receive an email once the application is ready.
Information such as coursework, official test scores, attached transcripts, etc. can be copied into the new application. Recommendations, essays, payments, and program-specific information cannot be copied into the new application. To successfully copy official test scores, the name and date of birth on your new application must match the name and date of birth on your original application. Note that it can take several days for the matching process to complete.
If you have a difference in name and date of birth, contact customer service to have your scores manually copied into your application.
Downloading Last Cycle's Application
A PDF of last cycle's application is only available if you submitted that application to at least one program. To download your application PDF,
- Log in to the current cycle's application.
- Click on your name in the upper right corner of the application, then select Payment History.
- Click View Order Details next to the payment.
- Click Download PDF.
If you completed additional coursework since the last cycle:
- Update the Colleges Attended section to include changes to dates, degree statuses, and schools.
- Update your coursework. Coursework that was verified in the previous cycle will be locked in the current cycle; however, you can add, edit, and delete unverified courses, including those listed as planned/in-progress.
- Request updated transcripts for new coursework or new awarded degrees (this includes degrees that were listed as "expected" last cycle and have now been updated to "awarded"). These transcripts are required and should be requested after you finish updating your coursework.
Verifying New Coursework
Once your application is completed, it is placed in queue for verification. Although there may be less information on your application to be verified, the standard verification processing timelines still apply.