Admission Requirements​​

We want the best and brightest! Ridgewater's Veterinary Technology program is academically rigorous, and it takes a highly motivated individual to succeed. Students must have better than average ability to master a sizeable course load of scientific and medical material in a relatively short time.

A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary for acceptance into Ridgewater College. In addition, students applying to the Veterinary Technology program are required to successfully complete one year of equivalent high school biology and chemistry, earning a grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each. Applicants must complete the college placement test with specific minimum achievement scores:

  • Reading - 78
  • Sentence skills - 70
  • Math - 56

Applicants not meeting these specific requirements are encouraged to talk to a Ridgewater academic advisor. 

In addition to these requirements, it is an expectation of the College that students will spend at least one week in a veterinary environment observing a veterinary technician.

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