Texas Tech University

Selection Process

The selection of students for admission interviews will be conducted by the TTU SVM Admissions Committee and will be a holistic process that balances each applicant's academic metrics, attributes, and life experience relative to the goal of our program of graduating students who will serve rural and regional communities of Texas. In selecting candidates to review for interviews, an applicant must have a minimum 2.9 overall GPA and a minimum 2.9 science GPA. Grades will not be factored after meeting these minimum standards when selecting students for interview or acceptance.

Once applicants are granted an interview, factors other than grades will be used for the selection of candidates, such as likelihood of service to rural and regional Texas, personal attributes, life experience, and meeting the mission and fostering the core values of the SVM.

We will be conducting single day, virtual interviews for the Fall 2021 admissions cycle on these dates: January 28, 29 and February 2, 3, 2021. Notification of interview will be sent to qualified applicants at the week of January 18, 2021 through the TTU SVM application portal (https://vetschool.admissions.ttu.edu/). Once invited for an interview, applicants can select their preferred interview date. Please know that the SVM Admissions Office will do their best to accommodate all preferred interview dates, but it is not a guarantee applicants will receive their preferred interview date.  

The interview structure will be a relaxed format of Multi Mini Interviews (MMI). Interview days will begin with a 45 minute orientation and faculty introductions. Applicants then will go through a series of three 20 minute stations. All virtual interviews will be conducted over Zoom. 

For virtual interviews, applicants must have a stable, high speed  internet connection to complete the interview day. Zoom recommends an internet speed of 2.0Mbps/2.0Mbps (upload speed/download speed). For more guidance on internet speed requirements, visit the Zoom website. If you plan to use Zoom at home, you can test your internet speed by going to https://www.speedtest.net/. Should the applicant need internet access, please notify us as soon as possible at svm.admissions@ttu.edu  for potential TTU facility internet use for the interview.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance to TTU SVM by the first week of March. Applicants will need to confirm acceptance by April 15th, 2021 and pay a seat  fee (non-refundable matriculation fee) of $500.00 that will be applied to the 1st semester tuition.