Texas Tech University



Transfer Policy

Answer: The School of Veterinary Medicine is not currently accepting transfer students at this time.

Do I have to be from a rural or regional community to be admitted?

Answer: No.

The Admission Committee focuses on each applicant's life experiences with activities supporting rural and regional communities. For example, applicants must demonstrate agricultural, animal, or veterinary experience in rural and regional communities. There is no minimum number of hours, but applicants should have accumulated substantial life experiences to demonstrate their understanding of these communities, their awareness of the various roles veterinarians have in rural and regional communities, and thereby providing evidence supporting their interest in rural and regional veterinary medicine. In addition to life experiences, the Committee also looks for evidence of personal attributes to aid in success in our program and in a career supporting rural and regional communities.

The TTU SVM matriculates students from urban environments who have accumulated evidence supporting their a rural/regional interest by their accumulated life experience and how they have developed their personal attributes outside of those major metropolitan urban environments.

Examples of personal attributes might include perseverance, grit, being conversant in Spanish, work ethic, written and verbal communication skills, and ethical reasoning (this is a non-exhaustive list).