Apr 13, 2018
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Pre-Veterinary
I'll be applying to VMCVM as well! 1st time applicant, also OOS. (I'll be applying only OOS everywhere because I'm from RI and unfortunately we have no vet school and no agreements with any other states)
 
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Nov 27, 2018
53
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VA
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Pre-Veterinary
This will be my second time applying, I wish everyone good luck, fun with their VMCAs, and a great summer (or winter if you're in the southern hemisphere)! (I sound like a positive mom)
 
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Sunshine in a Storm

Sunshine in a Storm

2+ Year Member
Mar 12, 2017
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Pre-Veterinary
2nd time applicant ( found out I was very close to waitlisted for an interview) and im pushing all I have into this cycle.
I am pushing all I have into this cycle too. Good luck to you! I didn't apply to any schools this last cycle and chose to work on increasing the amount of veterinary experience I have. I also did a 1 year professional master's program 2017-2018. Hopefully, those two combinations are enough to make me a more competitive applicant. The first year I applied I was waitlisted at Michigan State and the second time I applied I was waitlisted at Iowa State. This will be my 3rd year applying, hopefully 3rd time is the charm! I see we are applying to a lot of the same schools, maybe we will end up being classmates.
 
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Sunshine in a Storm

Sunshine in a Storm

2+ Year Member
Mar 12, 2017
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Pre-Veterinary
I'll be applying to VMCVM as well! 1st time applicant, also OOS. (I'll be applying only OOS everywhere because I'm from RI and unfortunately we have no vet school and no agreements with any other states)
I don't have an instate veterinary school either.
 

tnjames1

2+ Year Member
Jan 10, 2016
2
0
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Pre-Veterinary
Hey everyone! First time applying here. Does anyone know if we can test out of the medical terminology requirement? I did contact admissions already but just wanted to see if anyone else had any insight before they get back to me.

Thanks!
 
Aug 13, 2018
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hey guys! did anyone take a medical terminology online class in order to fulfill the school requirement? if so, do you mind telling me which school you took the course from? thanks!
 
May 14, 2019
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Pre-Veterinary
hey guys! did anyone take a medical terminology online class in order to fulfill the school requirement? if so, do you mind telling me which school you took the course from? thanks!
Hi I did! Santa Barbara City College, Basic Medical Terminology. Super easy!
 

nontradstdnt

c/o 2024 hopeful
2+ Year Member
Mar 13, 2016
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32
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Pre-Veterinary
Hello! I'm a OOS, non-trad, first time applicant. Anyone else overwhelmed by the character count of their three essays? Between all my applications I have roughly 18 to write and VMCVM's essays seem to be the most involved :bored:
 
Jan 25, 2019
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Hello! I'm a OOS, non-trad, first time applicant. Anyone else overwhelmed by the character count of their three essays? Between all my applications I have roughly 18 to write and VMCVM's essays seem to be the most involved :bored:
I feel you! Though Illinois has an essay with a 9,999 character limit, so I'm freaking out about that one the most!
 

nontradstdnt

c/o 2024 hopeful
2+ Year Member
Mar 13, 2016
20
32
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Pre-Veterinary
I feel you! Though Illinois has an essay with a 9,999 character limit, so I'm freaking out about that one the most!
Oh man. Maybe it's meant to be open and they didn't want to put a real limit on it?
 
Jan 25, 2019
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Oh man. Maybe it's meant to be open and they didn't want to put a real limit on it?
I don't know! When I applied last year, they had the same thing and I think I made it up to 6,000 characters? And I was anxious about not going the full 9,999! And I'm SO excited to do it again (not)
 

EngrSC

7+ Year Member
Jul 25, 2012
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Right Coast
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Pre-Veterinary
I don't know! When I applied last year, they had the same thing and I think I made it up to 6,000 characters? And I was anxious about not going the full 9,999! And I'm SO excited to do it again (not)
I focused on writing what I wanted to write and ended up around 4,700 characters. I interpreted the 9,999 characters as giving us the opportunity to write however much we wanted to, not as a suggestion. Personally, I didn’t fluff to increase my character count, just said what I wanted to say and called it good :shrug:
 

SkiOtter

c/o 2022
2+ Year Member
Mar 10, 2016
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I feel you! Though Illinois has an essay with a 9,999 character limit, so I'm freaking out about that one the most!
The Illinois one is just so you don’t have to worry about running out of space! And also then if you do citations, you don’t have to worry about space! Mine was NOWHERE near that many characters.
 
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Feb 25, 2018
11
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Maryland
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Pre-Veterinary
Just applied yesterday! First time applicant, in-state (Maryland). I took a gap year (graduated with my Bachelor's in 2018), worked full time and completed some extra pre-reqs that didn't fit into my schedule in college. Good luck everyone! :)