Important Forms

Grief Absence

If you have lost a family member or are experiencing emotional distress from a similar tragedy, you may need to request a brief absence from classes. Prior to your absence, be sure to fill out the grief absence form. Doing so will notify your professors that you will be missing class and they will make sure that you are not academically disadvantaged due to your brief absence.

Release of Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents anyone from discussing your student record, which includes grades, progress towards degree completion, and any other pertinent academic information with a third party. This includes family members, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, etc. If you wish to provide permission for your academic record to be discussed with a third party, you must complete the Release of Information Authorization Form.

Medical Withdrawal

Sometimes, due to physical or mental health concerns, it is best to withdraw from the University and focus on your personal health and wellbeing. This does not mean that you will never return to school and that you will not complete your intended degree. You may need to take some time off from attending school to focus on your medical needs for your greatest academic success. If you find yourself in this situation, you first will need to meet with your academic advisor to discuss the options you have for medical withdrawal. At the time you meet with your advisor, they will discuss the appropriate process for completing the medical withdrawal.

Petition for Reinstatement

The petition for reinstatement is for those students that have been recessed from the University due earning below a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Students that are recessed have been on academic probation for at least one semester and have been unsuccessful in raising their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or those students that have earned all semester grades of a 0.0. If you are recessed from the University but believe if you were able to take classes one more semester, you would definitely be able to increase your cumulative GPA to a 2.0, then we recommend that you petition for reinstatement.

MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine Future DVM Students Webpage

You will find the most up-to-date information about applying to the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM Program here. Be sure to visit this site often because any updates about course requirements and the selection process will be posted here first. Use this website to help prepare you for admission to the DVM Program.

American Veterinary Medical Association – AVMA

The AVMA is the leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Their website provides great resources for aspiring veterinarians as well as veterinarians. Take a moment to visit the website and learn more about the profession.

Veterinary Medical College Application Service – VMCAS

VMCAS is the national application portal for doctor of veterinary medicine programs and is where you will find the application for applying to the MSU DVM Program. It is also a great resource for helping you prepare for your application. We encourage you to register and watch the webinars, they are a great resource as you prepare for admission. If you are thinking about applying to a school other than MSU, you will find their admission requirements here.

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges – AAVMC

The AAVMC provides leadership for and promotes excellence in academic veterinary medicine to prepare the veterinary workforce with the scientific knowledge and skills required to meet societal needs. You will find a wealth of information about veterinary education and career options.