Online Admissions Process for Veterinary Technology

We appreciate your interest in the Veterinary Technology program at CCBC Essex and want to make certain that you are successful.

The Veterinary Technology program is a selective admissions program. Although the Community College of Baltimore County has an open door policy for general admission, enrollment in the School of Health Professions programs is competitive.

SHP CAS Checklist for Veterinary Technology

Step 1 - Prepare to Apply

Review the Admission Packet for this program.

Collect pertinent materials like official transcripts for all US college‐level coursework, copies of your transcripts for data entry use and testing completed. Use these to help you complete the application.

CLEP, AP and non‐US college transcript evaluations (AACRAO, WES etc.) should be sent directly to CCBC’s School of Health Professions (SHP) Admission Office.

Ask veterinarians or registered veterinary technicians and employers or previous instructors to be your reference. Collect their email address for submission in the CCBC CAS.

Step 2 - Complete SHP CAS Application

If you have never before applied through the SHP CAS system, then create an account in SHP CAS through the applicant portal and follow the directions to complete the applications. Note that effective immediately, Veterinary Technology applicants are required to submit full Academic history entry.

If you applied using the SHP CAS System before, then login and verify that all areas are correct. If you have taken additional courses, you must add them and send an official transcript showing the completed or in‐progress courses. Note, that Veterinary Technology applicants are now required to submit official transcript to the Transcript Processing Center in Watertown, MA.

Once all sections of the application have a green check mark, you will be able to pay the $50 non‐refundable application fee. It is better to submit the application at least a month before the application deadline.
  • April 15 for Fall start

Step 3 - Transcripts

If your college sends hard copy transcripts, submit your official U.S. college transcripts to SHP CAS using the Transcript Request Form. The Transcript Request Form is found in the Academic History section after you have added and saved all of the colleges you attended. Have your college send the official transcripts (this includes any CCBC transcripts) and the form to SHP CAS at:

SHP CAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9134
Watertown, MA 02471

If your college sends electronic transcripts, be sure to enter your SHP CAS ID number in the address line to be sure your transcript is attached to your applicant file. CLEP, AP, and non‐U.S. college transcript evaluations should not be sent to the SHP CAS. Instead, send them to CCBC’s School of Health Professions (SHP) Admission Office. It can take 4 weeks for any transcript to be received and verified.

Check your SHP CAS account frequently and follow up with the processing center as necessary. It is better to send transcripts sooner rather than later.

Step 4 - Evaluations

Submit two electronic references to the SHP CAS. Two letters of recommendation are required. Once must be from a veterinarian (DVM or VMD) or registered, certified or licensed veterinary technician (RVT, CVT, LVT) with whom the applicant is currently working. This can be paid employment or volunteer work. The second can be from another veterinarian (DVM or VMD) or registered, certified or licensed veterinary technician (RVT, CVT, LVT) or an instructor, professor or a current employer.

Step 5 - Personal Statement

Complete the essay found in the SHP CAS application.

Write a short biographical sketch including your qualifications and interest in Veterinary Technology as your prospective career.

Step 6 - Supplemental Information

After you submit your CAS application, CCBC will send an email update. You may be requested to complete a supplemental application.
  • You will only receive this email if it applies to you.
  • There is no additional fee associated with the supplemental information application.

Step 7 - Communication

Expect communication regarding your application status via email. You may also log into your SHP CAS account to see notifications.

Step 8 - Interview

Interviews, if conducted,  are scheduled over a 2-3 day period, either late May or early to mid June. Selected applicants must be available over this time period; no exceptions will be made.