Washington State University



Washington State University


Honors College 7-Year Veterinary Medicine Program

For more than 20 years, the Honors College Vet Med Program has provided outstanding opportunities to students committed to a career in veterinary medicine at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Pre-admission to this program allows Honors students to earn their BA/BS degree as well as their DVM in only 7 years, instead of 8 years.


Academically qualified students may be admitted provisionally to the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine upon graduation from high school, entry into the Honors College, and successful completion of one year in Honors. If students meet these requirements, they may apply for an interview with the veterinary college after their freshman year.

Specialized Advising

Specialized advising begins the summer before students' freshman year. Honors students interested in the 7-year program must plan to obtain their BA/BS in:

Applying for an Interview

Honors students meeting the requirements above may apply online for an interview with the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine after their freshman year.

NOTE: The online application cannot be filled out at anytime except during a specific time period allotted by the Veterinary College. Students who apply online must be invited by invitation only.

Information required to apply online:

  • High school transcript
  • Provide veterinary medicine advisors access to WSU transcripts
  • ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from a veterinarian)

    NOTE: There is no minimum GPA required to apply, but candidates must have a reasonable chance of achieving a 3.5 cumulative GPA by the end of their junior year.

    A committee will decide which students will be accepted to interview.

    Once Accepted into the 7-Year Program

    If accepted into the program, students complete their sophomore and junior years in their undergraduate majors and the Honors College, and enter the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine during their senior year.

    The first year in the veterinary college satisfies the final year of students' undergraduate degrees.