Category Archives: Getting Ready to Apply

VMCAS (Vet School) Fee Reimbursement System

The VMCAS 2019 Fee Reimbursement Program is now LIVE.


To be considered for a VMCAS Reimbursement, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or have refugee/asylum status.
  • You must have submitted your VMCAS 2019 Application.
  • Submit this VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program Request Form.
  • Upload a copy of your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return. (Submit your parent’s tax return if you can be claimed a dependent).
  • Do NOT send any documents by any other method but the submission program.

For more information on the VMCAS 2019 Fee Reimbursement program, please see the website:


Association of American Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Virtual Fair

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce that, along with the majority of our colleges, they will conduct their first ever Virtual Fair on Wednesday, August 1st from 9am-11pm ET. Although our college of medicines hours of availability will vary they hope that this broad time frame allows for students to get the answers they need about osteopathic medicine and each schools’ mission. In addition, they plan to have NAAHP representation, current medical students, DO physicians as well as AACOM staff on hand to answer questions.  Our Colleges of Medicine are eager to meet students!  

Please register for free @


OptomCAS Application Cycle 2018-2019 is NOW OPEN!

NOW OPEN: OptomCAS has just launched for application cycle 2018-2019! As of today, applicants can begin to complete their application. The application is available at and also directly at

MORE INFORMATION: General information about the OptomCAS process along with more specific information about LORs and prerequisites, etc. can be found on the OptomCAS website. I would also recommend our Applicants and Advisors page that is a wonderful resource for applicants.

SUNY Optometry Admissions Camp

With the launch of the 18-19 OptomCAS application happening June 28th, SUNY Optometry invites you to attend their Admissions Camp this summer:

  • Date: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Location: SUNY Optometry campus
  • Register:

Throughout the day, they’ll be providing tips and insights on how to build a competitive application, including: the personal statement, how to interview successfully, preparing for the OAT, strengthening self-control muscle, and more.

The camp will be of value to any pre-health student, at any stage of their undergraduate careers, but particularly beneficial to those applying this upcoming cycle.


CASPer Information Webinar for Students

CASPer is a situational judgment assessment that many medical schools and PA programs are requiring of applicants. There will be an informational webinar for students offered.

When: Jun 1, 2018, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: CASPer Information Webinar for Applicants

Register in advance for this webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Since there is limited space, if you do not secure a spot, the session will be posted on with the Q&A.

VMCAS (Vet School Applicants) Launch

The VMCAS 2019 application cycle will open on May 11, 2018 at around 10am Eastern Time.

For tools and resources, as well as a link to the application, please see the AAVMC’s VMCAS Page

A few notes on the VMACS 2019 Cycle:

  • The 2018/2019 VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program will launch on June 1st, 2018
    • AAVMC/VMCAS will be organizing a Fee Assistance Program for residents of Puerto Rico for the VMCAS 2019 cycle. More information coming soon.
  • The VMCAS 2019 deadline is: September 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time without exception
    • Official Transcripts Must Be received (or postmarked) no later than September 17th. No late transcripts will be accepted.
  • GRE: Check with veterinary schools regarding GRE requirements. We are aware of multiple schools that no longer require the GRE.
  • VMCAS 2019 Resources:

A Note About Etiquette

  • VMCAS expects all applicants to exhibit professionalism when contacting customer service. Applicants must identify themselves properly and honestly, as information cannot be provided to parents, spouses, family members, or friends. Misrepresentation of identity and/or dishonest, threatening, or offensive communication will not be tolerated.