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2008-09 Online Catalogue

Academic Policies and General Information

Application and Supporting Materials for Undergraduates

To review an application and render a decision, the Admissions Office must receive the following by the appropriate deadlines:

  • Application for Admission Candidates are encouraged to apply online using the Common Application and UVM Supplement at www.commonapp.org. More information about admission criteria and the application checklist can be found online at uvm.edu/admissions/undergraduate/applying Web site Link out of catalogue site..
  • Application Fee The non-refundable application fee is made payable to the University of Vermont via check, money order or credit card. For candidates for whom the fee poses a financial hardship, fee waivers are accepted from the College Board, guidance counselors, the Admissions Office, or other reputable sources familiar with the applicant's financial situation.
  • Official transcripts from all secondary and (for transfer students) postsecondary course work. Candidates may not ignore any previous academic work and are expected to provide a full, accurate account of the academic record. Only transcripts forwarded from the issuing agency are considered official.
  • Standardized testing results (First-Year Candidates only): The University requires first-year candidates to submit results from either the SAT or ACT. UVM's code for the SAT is 3290 and 4322 for the ACT. For further information regarding these tests, contact a high school guidance office or go directly to the following web sites: collegeboard.com Link out of catalogue site. or ACT, Inc. Link out of catalogue site.
  • Letter of recommendation: All candidates must present at least one letter of recommendation. First-year students are encouraged to obtain a recommendation from either a guidance counselor or current teacher. Additional letters are welcome.
  • Essays: UVM requires one extended essay as part of the admissions process.
  • Music Majors: Candidates for the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music, and Bachelor of Music Education must contact the Music Department to arrange for an audition or submit an audition DVD before the application deadline. DVDs become property of UVM and will not be returned.More information is available at Web site Link out of catalogue site..
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