As a regional veterinary college, the WCVM accepts applicants who are residents of the four western provinces and the northern territories. The number of applicants admitted from each western province is determined by an allotment system:
An interprovincial agreement between the four western provinces and the WCVM outlines definite rules to determine an applicant's province of residence:
Because the Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories are not formal signatories of the interprovincial funding contract, they apply their own rules for applicants claiming to be residents of these areas.
Residents of foreign countries are not eligible to be considered for admission to the WCVM.
Education Equity Program
Each year two seats are available for Aboriginal students through the Education Equity Program. Applicants must be residents of the four western Canadian provinces or the northern territories. The WCVM requires proof of Aboriginal ancestry that must be provided at the time of application.