Please check the following page for our admissions requirements. Our admissions representatives will be happy to answer your questions, discuss your interests, send you information about the program, and schedule tours of the school.

Basic Admission Requirements

A minimum of a High School Equivalency Diploma/Certificate (e.g. GED) is required of all applicants.

Applicants with less than a 2.4 high school cumulative GPA or a GED will need to pass an entrance exam for admission.

Applicants with prior college credits, military training, or veterinary technician training program experience may be eligible to apply their credits to Bel-Rea Institute's program.

Now Enrolling for the Following Start Dates:

June 26, 2017
September 25, 2017
January 8, 2018
April 9, 2018

Upcoming Community Events at Bel-Rea:

FAFSA Assistance Nights

5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 24

Bring your completed 2015 tax return (and your parents return if you are a dependentent student and our financial aid advisor will assist you with filling out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

  • Applicants: Please RSVP to your admissions representative.
  • Want to apply?  Contact us at or 303-751-8700.
  • Current Students: Please RSVP to Melissa in Financial Aid via email

Community Open Houses

6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 16, Tuesday July 11, and Tuesday October 17

Come and talk with students and faculty, view demonstrations, speak with a graduate career panel, meet our animals, talk with Admissions and Financial Aid, and more! No RSVP needed.

Visit with Bel-Rea's Admission Team at Denver Metro-Area/Colorado Events:

Colorado Springs Pet Expo - Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at the Colorado Springs Events Center.

Dumb Friends League's Furry Scurry - Saturday, May 6th at Washington Park.  Walk to raise funds for homeless pets and horses.

Denver Pet Expo - Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th at the Denver Merchandise Mart.

Douglas County Fair and Rodeo - Thursday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 6th.


Or call 1-800-950-8001, 303-751-8700, or email

Disability Accommodations Assistance

Disability accommodations are available for individuals who qualify. Please read our Disability Accommodations, Service Dog, and Veterinary Technician Essential Functions information. If you have any questions, contact an Admissions Representative.

  • Click here for information about the difference between Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals, and Therapy Animals.

Criminal History

The Veterinary Medicine Field is one that is regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and state credentialing organizations. If you have a conviction or pending case, please review this Criminal Background information Sheet and discuss your history with an admissions representative before committing your time and resources to a program.

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