University of Guelph - DVM Applicants:  Update for the Fall 2021 Entry Point to the DVM Program

Dec 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our ability to perform interviews using our traditional face-to-face Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMIs). As such, applicants for the Fall 2021 entry point of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), are advised that the interview stage of the DVM admissions process for this year will instead include CASPerŪ, a situational judgement test, administered by Altus Assessments (https://altusassessments.com/) as well as a virtual personal interview (VPI) using the Microsoft Teams platform.

Only applicants invited to the interview phase are required to participate in the CASPerŪ test and the VPI. The OVC is also piloting the Snapshot platform with Altus Assessments this year, and as such, applicants invited to the interview phase of the admissions process will be asked to voluntarily complete the Snapshot video response tool. The Snapshot platform will NOT be used in any way for the determination of admissions rank for the Fall 2021 entry point and is strictly voluntary. The Snapshot voluntary option will be available following applicant registration for CASPerŪ.

Applicants that are invited to the interview phase will be contacted via their University of Guelph email to advise them of their interview times according to the following timeline:

  • International applicants: interview invitations sent during the week of Dec 14-18, 2020
  • Domestic applicants: interview invitations sent during the week of May 10-14, 2021

Upon being invited to an interview, applicants are reminded to respond to their interview invitation before the response deadline. Failure to accept the invitation by the posted deadline will forfeit the applicant's interview seat, and their application will no longer be considered for the Fall 2021 entry point to the DVM Program.

For those applicants invited to the interview phase, please note the following timeline:

  • International applicants:
    • CASPerŪ is scheduled early January 2021 (date/time to be confirmed and this will be included in interview invitations)
    • The VPIs are scheduled for the week of Jan 11-15, 2021 8:30am-4:30pm ET
  • Domestic applicants:
    • CASPerŪ is scheduled for mid-to-late May 2021 (date/time to be confirmed and this will be included in interview invitations)
    • The VPIs are scheduled for the week of May 31-June 4, 2021 8:00am-6:00pm ET 


Applying to the OVC-DVM program using credits from W20 semester?

  Important information

April 9, 2020

 In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Admissions Committee for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph has discussed how 'pass/fail' credits will impact future applications to the DVM program.  The Admissions Committee would like to inform all internal and external prospective applicants of the following:


.       Courses with a final grade of 'pass' cannot be presented as prerequisites and must be from an acceptable full-time (minimum 2.5 credit or 15 credit hours) semester (e.g. courses presented as prerequisites must have a numerical or alpha grade).

 

.       Winter 2020 will be considered a full-time semester so long as it contains a minimum of 2.5 credits or 15 credits hours and has numerical or alpha grades in a minimum of 1.5 credits or 9 credit hours (e.g. 'pass' grades in a maximum of 1.0 credits or 6 credit hours will be acceptable).

 

.       Winter 2020 will be considered one of the last 2 full-time semesters so long as it is a full-time (minimum 2.5 credits or 15 credit hours) acceptable semester and has numerical or alpha grades in a minimum of 1.5 credits or 9 credit hours (e.g. 'pass' grades in a maximum of 1.0 credit or 6 credit hours will be acceptable).  Any course(s) presented as a 'pass' grade will be excluded from the calculation of the cumulative admission average.

 

.       Any 'pass' course credits completed as part of a graduate program from the Winter 2020 semester will be excluded from the cumulative graduate program admission average. 

 

For any further inquiries please contact:  admdvm@uoguelph.ca

 

Link to the official announcement page:  Applying to the OVC-DVM program using credits from W20 semester?


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Download our Check Lists for Canadian applicants applying to the undergraduate cohort or those with graduate degrees applying to the graduate cohort. Non-Canadian applicants can download the checklist for U.S and International students.

In this section you will find the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on admission into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program here at the University of Guelph.

Be sure to read our document on the essential skills necessary to become a veterinarian.

If you want to know more about the veterinary career in Canada, check out the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

For additional tips please watch the video of the September 2020 session on the admissions process for unsuccessful applicants to the program and those planning on applying in the future.

If you have questions beyond what you find, visit our Helpful Resources link where we have some useful FAQs. And please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Good luck and hope to see you in September!


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