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Orientation & Admission Procedures

The Veterinary Technology program uses a competitive admission process. Competition for admission to the program is extremely intensive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to the orientation session or admission to the program.

Based on the information submitted with the application package, short-listed applicants will be invited to a mandatory, virtual orientation session which are typically held in March. The purpose of the orientation sessions is to ensure all short-listed applicants have a clear understanding about the Veterinary Technology program and the profession. Orientation sessions provide in-depth information about student workloads and responsibilities and offer the opportunity to meet the faculty and current students in the program. Applicants will also be required to take a math test during the orientation session.

At the discretion of the selection committee, a telephone conference call may take place.

Using the combination of academic pre-requisites, results of the math test, and information included in the written application package (including work experience and references) each applicant is given an overall score. Based on this score, each applicant will be classified as:

  • Accepted into the program
  • Waitlisted (alternate for acceptance)
  • Not accepted into the program

Applicants will be notified by telephone or in writing of their status after April 1st. Those who are offered seats will be required to pay a commitment fee within three weeks of official notification of acceptance. Applicants on the wait list will be notified of their status as soon as possible, and if admitted will be given three weeks after the date of notification to pay their commitment fee to confirm a seat.

All successful candidates must be in class the first day of the semester, or their seat will be forfeited and given to a wait listed applicant.

Applicants have the right to appeal admission decisions. Appeal procedures are described in the Academic Information section of the TRU Calendar.