State law requires that academic work taken at foreign colleges, universities or preparatory schools shall be excluded from the calculation of the GPA for students seeking admission to graduate or post-baccalaureate professional school.
Undergraduate foreign coursework that appears as transfer credit on the transcript of a regionally accredited US college will count towards the 90 hour requirement. Each individual transfer course credit granted by the US school must be listed on the transcript. Lump sum credit with no specific course and hour identification will not be accepted. Foreign coursework will not count towards satisfying any of the required courses listed in the Education Requirements section.
Copies of transcripts or other credentials from foreign schools MUST be provided to TMDSAS in order to distribute to the veterinary school where they are evaluated based on criteria established by the Admissions Committee. Consideration of coursework from schools outside the US or Canada requires an evaluation by a certified educational credentials evaluation service. Courses taken at a Canadian university are not included in the overall GPA calculated by TMDSAS but are evaluated at the veterinary school.
Priority consideration is given to qualified applicants who are residents of Texas and who are United States citizens or residents of Texas who live in the United States under a visa permitting permanent residence.
Course work taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for US equivalence by one of the following evaluation services and an official copy must be sent from the service directly to TMDSAS. Your application will not be complete without an official evaluation. Transfer credit appearing on US institution transcripts or other foreign evaluations will not be accepted as a transcript. You should contact one of the following:
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc
International Educational Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Post Office Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Phone: (310) 258-9451
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
Office of International Education Services
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036-1135