- General Requirements
- Course Prerequisites
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
- How GPAs Are Calculated
- Previous Class Statistics
- Residency Classification
- Application Dates & Deadlines
- Interviews & Folder Reviews
- Applicant Selection Process
- Frequently Asked Questions
- DVM Transfer Applications
- How To Apply (DVM Program)
Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
The GRE is no longer a requirement for the 2020-2021 application cycle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LSU SVM only accepts the new GRE Revised General Test scores taken within the last 5 years. More information regarding the GRE Revised General Test can be found at www.gre.org. No other exam scores are accepted.
GRE scores must be received by LSU SVM by the date specified in the Application Dates and Deadlines and are only accepted via electronic transfer from ETS. Scores will not be accepted late, and scores will not be accepted from applicants or other third parties.
SVM now has a VMCAS-specific School Code - 2281 (listed as "Louisiana State University-VMCAS)
Applicants are required to submit GRE scores to LSU's VMCAS school code (2281). All VMCAS submission deadlines must be adhered to. LSU SVM is no longer accepting GRE scores at the School Code -6381 (listed as "Louisiana St U Vet Med").
NOTE: Scores sent to LSU's Graduate School will NOT be accessible by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
How long will it take for GRE scores to be received by the LSU SVM? Applicants are strongly advised to complete the GRE and to request the final scores at least one month prior to the appropriate submission deadline.
What does it take to be a competitive applicant? While the minimum Required Course GPA for eligibility is a 3.00, just meeting the minimum GPA requirement will not make an applicant competitive. There is no minimum GRE score; however applicants should certainly have a score as close to the average as possible (obviously higher than the average is better). An applicant has to be competitive on a broad scale, as there are three objective areas and two subjective areas (for more qualified applicants) that are evaluated during the admissions process. Interested applicants should visit the "" page to get a better idea of what the class averages are that it will take to be competitive in the applicant pool. It is also strongly advised that interested applicants also read through the "Applicant Selection Procedure" page.