Transfer Policy and Requirements
Deadline for transfer applicants: April 19, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year
To be eligible for transfer admission into the second year of our curriculum, an applicant currently completing DVM coursework must:
-Have completed a minimum of 2 semesters of coursework at his/her current CVM. Due to differences in the sequencing of courses between universities, completion of 3 or more semesters of veterinary coursework is more typical of successful transfer applicants.
-Be enrolled in DVM coursework at the time the application is submitted.
-Submit all transfer application materials (see below).
All transfer applicants must submit:
-A UGA CVM Transfer application.
-A cover letter stating the reason for requesting the transfer (e.g., financial hardship, medical condition, etc.).
-A letter from the dean stating the applicant is currently in good academic standing.
-A $75 transfer app fee (Credit card or check made payable to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine sent to the address below)
-Official Transcripts from all institutions attended (pre-veterinary and veterinary*). Please send them directly to the College of Veterinary Medicine by mail or email.
Mail: Parker Moore
Director of Admissions
501 DW Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
*Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States (with the exception of Ross University, St. George’s University, and St. Matthew’s University) must be evaluated by one of the 3 following transcript evaluation services:
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Web site: http://www.jsilny.com/
World Education Services, Inc.
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Web site: http://www.wes.org/
Office of International Education Services
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036-1135
Web site: http://www.aacrao.org
The College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Georgia may accept transfer students into the second year of our curriculum from other veterinary schools, when and if space is available, as defined by the Admissions Committee. Please note that transfer into the third year of our curriculum is rarely approved.
The program of study required of the applicant will be defined by the Office for Academic Affairs when the offer of acceptance is made.
Who is Eligible
Normally, applicants attending other veterinary schools in the United States are not eligible for transfer. However, veterinary students may be considered for transfer when they demonstrate unusual hardship documented by the dean of the school or college in which he or she is currently enrolled.
No person is eligible for transfer who has been dismissed or is on probation at any school or college for deficiency in scholarship or because of misconduct.
Application for admission is made by means of a letter explaining the reason for the transfer request.
The applicant must submit certified transcripts of all completed veterinary and pre-veterinary coursework. These transcripts should be forwarded to the College directly from the institution in which the applicant was enrolled. Offers of admission are contingent upon receipt of a letter from the dean of the school or college in which the applicant is currently enrolled stating that he or she is in good academic standing.
Requests for transfer must be received by the College by April 19, 2019.
Decisions regarding admission will be made by the Admissions Committee. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by July 15.