University of Vermont

Official 2005-2006 Catalogue Site

2005-06 Online Catalogue

Policies and General Information

Admissions Programs for Undergraduate Students

Early Action

Early Action Students applying for first-year status who wish to learn of their admission decision by late December may apply by November 1 under the Early Action program. Candidates admitted under Early Action have until May 1 to pay an Acceptance Fee and are not making a commitment to attend the University.

Early Action applicants are offered admission if their academic records are very strong. Some Early Action candidates will be deferred until the Admissions Office has reviewed all first-year applicants for fall admission. A small number of candidates will learn in late December that they have been denied admission.

For new students, some scholarship preference will be given to those students applying under Early Action programs.

New England Regional Student Program

The University of Vermont participates with the other public two-and four-year institutions of higher education in the six New England states in the New England Regional Student Program, an option aimed at increasing educational opportunities for the region's students.

New England residents who enroll in UVM programs open to them under the New England Regional Student program are charged 150 percent of in-state tuition.

UVM Bachelor's degree programs offered for the 2003-04 academic year are:

  • Botany to residents of MA
  • Canadian Studies to residents of CT, MA, NH, and RI
  • Classical Languages (Greek and Latin) to residents of CT and RI
  • Forestry to residents of CT and RI
  • Latin to residents of CT and RI
  • Russian to residents of CT, ME, and RI

For a full listing of programs and policies, contact the New England Board of Higher Education Link out of catalogue site., 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111, (617) 357-9620.

Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP)

The Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) provides an avenue of entry to the University of Vermont for students who are not yet ready to enter an undergraduate degree program. GAP provides advising services and guarantees admission after successful completion of approved academic credit courses taken through Continuing Education. The program is administered cooperatively by Continuing Education, Undergraduate Admissions, and the deans' offices of the colleges and schools within UVM.

To qualify for the Guaranteed Admission Program students must have a high school diploma or GED. Students will complete a minimum of 18 semester credits in approved courses as well as courses for the proposed major and general education requirements. Any admissions requirements lacking from high school must also be completed. A grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained. Students in the program have the option of applying for admission at any time as regular applicants. Admission is only guaranteed, however, to those students who have successfully completed their contract course work. Please refer to admission deadlines.

A few majors may have additional restrictions or may not be accessible through the Guaranteed Admission Program. Please contact Continuing Education Link out of catalogue site. for a list of these programs.

Students should call the Continuing Education Office at (802) 656-2085 or (800) 639-3210 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. A high school transcript as well as a transcript for any previous college work should be provided at the appointment.

The advisor will discuss the program and begin the process of determining the courses needed to complete the contract. If a student has earned previous credits, a copy of his/her transcripts will be forwarded to the Office of Transfer Affairs to determine which courses will transfer to UVM upon admission.

Preveterinary Programs

UVM/Tufts B.S./D.V.M. Guaranteed Admission Program

This program allows students to apply for admission to Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Link out of catalogue site. toward the end of their sophomore year at UVM. Accepted students will be guaranteed admission to Tufts after completing a four year B.S. program at UVM. Students will receive their D.V.M. degree from Tufts after successful completion of the Tufts Veterinary School requirements.

UVM/Massey University (New Zealand) B.S./B.V.Sc. Guaranteed Admission Program

This program allows students to complete their B.S. at UVM and gain automatic admission to Massey University Veterinary School, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Students who have completed the basic required courses with a specific GPA, have completed a standardized test, and have had five days of experience with a veterinarian will automatically be accepted into the Massey University Program to obtain their veterinary degree. The program is limited to five students.