College of Veterinary Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I meet the eligibility requirements?

  • Prospective students are evaluated on previous academic performance, experience with animals, and knowledge of the profession. A complete list of admission requirements can be found on the LIU-CVM website.

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?

GRE is not required, starting with the 2021 admissions cycle (applicants for the graduating class of 2025).

How do I apply?

  • Starting with the 2021 admissions cycle (application for the graduating class of 2025 and beyond) all applications should be submitted through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS), which can be found on the AAVMC website.
  • The LIU-CVM application portal for international students will become available May 2021.

Have your admissions requirements changed?

LIU-CVM has instituted a few of changes, see below.

  • Online coursework from all accredited programs will be accepted
  • Courses with pass/fail grading will be accepted as long as the student receives a pass. These grades will not be averaged into GPA calculations.
  • The public speaking requirement is waived for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 admission cycles.

How do I apply for financial aid?

A complete description to financial aid can be found here.

What is the FAFSA code for LIU-CVM program?

File your FAFSA at

  • LIU Federal School Code: 002751
  • LIU NYS School Code: 5403

Does the Admissions Committee place applicants on a waitlist?

  • Yes. The wait list will be active until the first day of class (August 24th, 2021 for the class of 2025).

When is the deadline for applications for fall 2022?

  • September 15, 2021, 11:59 PM Eastern time.

What is the application fee?

  • $100 payable to VMCAS.

Does LIU-CVM require a supplemental application?

  • No.

Will I be notified if my application is incomplete?

  • VMCAS send automatic reminders if information is missing from your application package. A notification will be sent when the application is complete. Similarly, international applications sent through LIU will receive reminders about missing information.

Is an interview required for admission?

  • Yes, LIU-CVM will conduct 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 2022 application cycle, interviews will start in November.

When will I be notified if I am accepted?

  • Successful applicants will be notified as early as January 2021. All decision letters will be mailed by March 19th, 2021

What do I need to do if accepted?

  • You will need to accept the offer by April 15th, 2021.

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 23rd, 2021.

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
$56,100 $997 $15,258-$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. Policies and Procedures are described here:
  • LIU-CVM was granted a Letter of Reasonable Assurance on October 16th, 2019, and Provisional Accreditation status on April 14th, 2020.
  • 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 College of Veterinary Medicine?

How can I schedule a campus tour?

Where do I find out additional information about the LIU-CVM program?