College of Veterinary Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I meet the eligibility requirements?

  • Prospective students are evaluated on previous academic performance, experience with animals, knowledge of the profession, and personal statement. A complete list of admission requirements can be found on the LIU-CVM website.
  • Please note that the public speaking requirement will be waved for the inaugural class (2020 application cycle).

Is a bachelor’s degree required to apply to LIU-CVM?

A bachelor degree or equivalent is not required. However, applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 credits that include the pre-requisites.

Is the GRE required?

Students educated in the United States and Canada are required to submit GRE scores.  With the exception of Canadian applicants, GRE is waived for international candidates.

How do I apply?

  • For the 2020 admissions cycle (application for the graduating class of 2024) LIU-CVM is accepting applications through the online application
  • For the 2021 admissions cycle (application for the graduating class of 2025) applications should be submitted through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) which can be found on the AAVMC website. The VMCAS application for LIU-CVM will become available on January 2020.

How can I apply since your program is not on VMCAS for fall 2020?

  • You can apply through the website by using the APPLY NOW button located in the upper right hand corner of any page.

Can I apply for fall 2020 and fall 2021?

  • You may apply for fall 2020 by submitting the LIU online application and/or through VMCAS for fall 2021.

How do I submit my supporting documents?

  • Once your application is initially submitted, you will receive instructions for submitting your remaining supporting documents.

How do I upload my materials?

  • As you proceed through the application process online, you will be prompted to upload documents off the checklist. i.e. – transcripts, GRE Scores, CV, personal essays, etc.

How are letters of recommendation to be submitted?

  • Once your application is successfully submitted, those that you have requested to provide letters of recommendation, will receive a link to submit your letters directly

How do I submit GRE scores?

  • Official scores must be reported by ETS electronically to LIU Post. The reporting code is 2070.

Can I submit multiple GRE scores?

  • Yes.

Does the committee consider the best scores from each exam?

  • The committee will take the results from the last written test.

Does the committee place applicants on a waitlist?

  • Yes.

When is the deadline for applications for fall 2020

  • January 2020.

What is the application fee?

  • $50 payable to Long Island University.

Does LIU-CVM require a supplemental application?

  • No, all the information required is submitted either directly through the portal or though VMCAS.

Will I be notified if my application is incomplete?

  • Both the LIU-CVM portal and VMCAS send automatic reminders if information is missing from your application package.  A notification will be sent when the application is complete.

I am having trouble with the online application; or The online application portal is not working for me. What should I do?

  1. Try utilizing a different browser, google chrome, firefox etc.
  2. Contact us at or
  3. If none of the above works, consider using a PDF version of the application

I already started my online application and now I am having trouble logging into my account. What should I do?

  1. Contact LIU IT at Website:, IT Email: or IT Phone: 516-299-3300

If I am having any computer technology issues, who should I contact?

  • LIU’s IT support team is happy to help, and they can be most easily contacted at

Is an interview required for admission?

  • Yes, LIU-CVM will be conducting multiple mini interviews.  The application packages will be reviewed and scored on both, academic and non-academic factors as described on the LIU-CVM website. Applicants will be ranked and the top candidates invited for an online video interview.  For the 2020 application cycle, interviews will occur in late February and early March, 2020.

When will I be notified if I am accepted?

  • Successful applicants will be notified by March 27, 2020.

What do I need to do if accepted?

  • You will need to accept the offer by April 30th, 2020.

Can I transfer to LIU-CVM?

  • Transfer students can be accepted and the policy is disclosed on the website Because the program has some unique curricular features, it will not be possible for students from all programs to easily transfer to an equivalent semester. These transfers need to be considered on an individual basis by the LIU-CVM Admissions Committee. There needs to be an open seat in the class you wish to join for that option to be a possibility. Accepted students can transfer semesters 2 - 5 only.

When will classes start?

  • The first day of classes will be August 24th, 2020.

What is the class size?

LIU-CVM will admit 100 students per year.

Does the University have on-campus housing?

How much will it cost to attend LIU-CVM?

  • The Cost-of attendance budget represents the estimated total cost to attend LIU-CVM for one academic year.  Personal travel and other miscellaneous expenses are variable and are not included in these estimates.
Tuition Fees Room/Board Books/Supplies Insurance
$55,000 $1,916 $14,300-$25,000 $2,000 $3,500

How can I finance my education?

  • The University invests approximately $100 million in total scholarship assistance and supports financial management through the Office of Enrollment Services.  For information on loan forgiveness, repayment, and scholarship options, review the Association of American Veterinary Medical College's Funding Veterinary Medical Education.

Is LIU-CVM fully accredited? 

  • Accreditation is granted to Colleges of Veterinary Medicine by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council of Education.  There are a series of steps each new school must follow before receiving full accreditation. These can be found on the AVMA website.
  • LIU-CVM was granted a Letter of Reasonable Assurance on October 16th, 2019.  Once the inaugural class has been accepted in the Fall of 2020, the College will automatically receive Provisional Accreditation status.
  • Students who graduate from a veterinary school or college operating under any classification of AVMA COE accreditation are considered graduates of an accredited school for the purposes of licensing examination. Graduates  become fully licensed veterinarians upon successful completion of the program and passing The North American Veterinary Licensing Examination.

Is LIU-CVM approved in Canada?

AVMA- COE accreditation includes accreditation by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

What is a distributed model of Veterinary education?

  • The LIU-CVM is joining a growing number of institutions that provide clinical training through immersion in real-world community-based clinical practices.  During the first three semesters, students will begin observational visits to affiliate practices and the clinical experience will culminate in full time engagement within practices carefully chosen to provide a balance between specialty practice and primary veterinary care.  A partial list of affiliate practices can be found on the LIU-CVM website.

Can I visit the LIU Post campus to meet with someone from the College of Veterinary Medicine?

Does the College of Veterinary Medicine participate in Graduate Open House events?

  • The program does not participate in Graduate Open House events, however, information sessions may be offered during the fall 2020 cycle. The dates will be posted on the program’s web page.

How can I schedule a campus tour?