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    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.

    International Applicants

    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.

    Foreign Transcripts

    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
    (305) 273-1616
    http://www.jsilny.com/

    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc
    P.O. Box 514070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
    (414) 289-3400
    http://www.ece.org

    International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
    Post Office Box 3665
    Culver City, CA 90231-3665
    Phone: (310) 258-9451
    http://www.ierf.org

    American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
    Office of International Education Services
    One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
    Washington, DC 20036-1135
    (202) 296-3359
    http://ies.aacrao.org/evaluations/