Wild Rumors I’ve Heard About Admission to CSU’s Veterinary Program
1. You must have a cumulative 3.7 GPA or better to apply.
2. If I apply early, it increases my chances of being admitted.
3. If my earlier academic history was poor, I’ll never be admitted.
4. You have to ‘know someone’ to get admitted.
5. You can’t get admitted on your first application.
6. You must have a B.S. degree before you enter.
7. Calculus is a requirement.
8. "They" like CSU students better than applicants who go to other universities.
9. There's a minimum GPA requirement.
10. If I decline this year, will it affect my chances for next year.
11. Women applicants get bonus points.
12. There's a minimum/maximum age for applicants.
13. Only 60% of women DVMs ever practice.
14. When you interview, it doesn't really matter because "they" have already decided who will be admitted.
15. If you have low grades in certain courses, "they" throw away your application.
16. If your hands are too big, you won't be accepted because you can't do surgery.
17. You have to have an animal science major to get accepted.
18. If you have an animal science major, you're less likely to be accepted.
19. There's a waiting list to get into veterinary school. You place your name on a list and wait.
20. If you get accepted to CSU's undergraduate preveterinary program, you're automatically accepted to the professional program.
21. It helps to get a reference from someone "important" or with "influence."
22. The more references you can get, the better your chances of being admitted.
23. If you take less than 15 credits per semester, you can't get admitted.
24. Applications are thrown out for any errors or anything "they" don't like.
25. There's a quota for certain special groups.
26. You have to know Dr. Stewart to get in. [Actually, I would like to START the rumor that if candidates bring me cookies, it might increase their chances of being admitted! J]
27. If you're from a state that has its own veterinary school, you can't get admitted to CSU.
28. If you're from a WICHE state, you can get admitted even if you're not qualified, because "they" have to fill those positions.
29. All admitted students are interviewed.
30. "They" turn you down many times to see if veterinary school is what you really want.
31. It's nearly impossible to get in without a 3.99 GPA or better!
32. Grades mean everything.
33. If you get a ‘C’ in any required classes, you won’t be considered.
34. It’s five times more difficult to get admitted to veterinary school that it is for getting into medical school.
35. All admitted candidates must have worked at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital in order to be seriously considered for admission.
36. You have to move to Colorado in order to get admitted.