Transcripts (For Veterinary Medicine Applicants Only)

These instructions are for current veterinary medicine applicants. If you are applying to undergraduate admissions, please click here.

Official transcripts for ALL college-level coursework (undergraduate, graduate and continuing education) must be sent directly to VMCAS. This includes courses you took during high school, courses that show up as transfer credits on another transcript and if you only took 1 course at the school. If an institution's name shows on another transcript, a transcript directly from that institution is required. Iowa State University students and alumni must also send their transcripts to VMCAS. Please send transcripts to:

VMCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9126
Watertown, MA 02471

IMPORTANT - If you are reapplying, please make sure you send UPDATED transcripts to VMCAS if you have taken any coursework between your last application and the current application. We cannot consider your application without updated transcripts.
If you are taking Summer 2023 courses and want these grades included in the initial academic evaluation, the transcripts must be sent to VMCAS by September 18, 2023.
If credits have been taken at a foreign (non-U.S. or non-English-speaking Canadian) institution, the applicant must follow the VMCAS instructions for foreign transcripts for WES evaluations. Since this may take some time, applicants are urged to start this process shortly after the VMCAS application opens.

Fall 2023 (due postmarked January 20, 2024) and Spring 2024 (due received July 3, 2024) official transcripts need to be sent directly from the institution to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. If your school has the option of sending the transcripts electronically (preferred), please email

When ordering electronic transcripts, you may need to put this email in the "third-party" or "other" option. Do not send to Iowa State University (general).  Transcripts sent directly from the applicant will not be accepted.


If sending via mail, please use the following address.

CVM Admissions
2270 Patterson Hall
1800 Christensen Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1134

Updated 05/16/2023