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2007-08 Online Catalogue

Academic Policies and General Information

Advising Resources

In addition to an assigned faculty advisor, a variety of other advising resources are available to undergraduates:

International Student Advising is provided through the Office of International Education to assist international students with personal and academic problems, as well as matters relating to immigration and social and cultural adjustment. A special orientation program, prior to the beginning of each semester, provides new international students with an introduction to the University and the Burlington community. An active campus International Club provides an opportunity for international students to contribute to campus life and to make friends outside the classroom. Students planning to study abroad should also consult the Office of International Education which is located at B162, Living/Learning Center.

Multicultural Student Advising at the ALANA Student Center provides broad based support aimed at ensuring the success of multicultural students at UVM. Services include: academic advising; linking students to resources and opportunities on campus; tutoring; peer mentoring; social and cultural networking. Students may elect to take part in The Summer Enrichment Scholarship Program, a pre-first year opportunity that offers an academic experience (6 credits) and provides an introduction to campus and college life before the official start of the school year.

Continuing Education Advising assists nondegree students and nontraditional students on course selection, how to apply for a degree program, general information about UVM academic resources, and career and life planning. The advisors work with individuals who are returning to school after raising a family or working outside the home, who are considering a career change, or who have recently graduated from high school.

Preprofessional Advising Services include pre-health, pre-veterinary, and pre-law. Advising related to these fields is offered within Career Services. For more information, please visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~career/undergraduate.

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