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2009-10 Online Catalogue

Academic Policies and General Information

Articulation Agreements

1) CCV/College of Arts and Sciences

Students who have completed an associate's degree at the Community College of Vermont Link out of catalogue site. can be accepted to the University of Vermont's College of Arts and Sciences under the following conditions:

  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 transferable academic credits pre-approved by UVM's Office of Transfer Affairs.
  • Students must present a CCV grade-point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better.
  • Candidates for the Articulation Agreement must meet UVM's minimum entrance requirements prior to CCV graduation.
  • CCV students must initiate their degree program at UVM within two years of completing the CCV associate's degree.
  • CCV Associate Degree students will be held to the policies that are in effect at the time they are admitted to UVM.

2) CCV/College of Education and Social Services

Students who have completed a minimum of 30 transferable credits based on the transfer credit policy of the University of Vermont can be accepted into the College of Education and Social Services. The agreement includes the programs in Human Development and Family Studies, Social Work, Teacher Education programs in Art, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education.

  • Students must present a CCV grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better.
  • Candidates must meet UVM's minimum entrance requirements or have prior approval from the College of Education and Social Services and the office of Admission.
  • To be eligible under the terms of the Articulation Agreement, CCV students must initiate their degree program at UVM within two years of completion of their courses at CCV. Faculty at both institutions will cooperatively certify students as eligible under the terms of the agreement.
  • Co-advisement by the appropriate CESS and CCV advisors is essential. Through co-advisement, CCV students may gain secure permission to enroll in beginning-level CESS courses at UVM while enrolled at CCV.
  • CCV transfer students will be held to the policies that are in effect at the time they are admitted to UVM.
The Process Starts at CCV

Current or prospective CCV students interested in this option should meet with a CCV advisor early in their college career to develop an Articulation Plan that outlines course work and ensures completion of any UVM requirements in English, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social sciences. At this time, students will provide transcripts of all previous academic work. This allows the CCV advisor to review the record and assess UVM entrance requirements and CCV course placement.

Admissions Process at UVM

CCV Articulation candidates are encouraged to meet with a transfer counselor in the UVM Admissions Office to ensure course transferability. Candidates are asked to submit a completed Application for Admission and all financial aid forms by the stated UVM deadlines.

CCV students who have signed the Articulation Agreement do not pay UVM's application fee. Articulation candidates should include a brief statement in the UVM Application for Admission indicating they are applying under this option.

Candidates for UVM admission must submit official copies of all college course work attempted for credit, including the Community College of Vermont transcript. An official high school transcript is required only for candidates who must prove completion of all UVM entrance requirements prior to CCV entry.

UVM Admissions will review articulation student applications for the minimum GPA and entrance requirements. Offers of admission will be sent to those meeting the established criteria. To become a matriculated student at UVM, CCV articulation students must pay an acceptance fee by a date stipulated in the admission letter.

Candidates whose G.P.A.'s fall below the minimum will be reviewed by UVM on a case-by-case basis. Those denied acceptance are encouraged to meet with a transfer counselor at UVM to review future options.

For a current list of transferable CCV courses and UVM equivalents, contact a CCV Advisor or a Transfer Advisor in UVM's Office of Admissions. You can also check the Registrar's Office Web site Link out of catalogue site..

Recipients of a CCV associate's degree prior to 1999 may contact the UVM transfer advisors for general transfer information.

CCV graduates interested in UVM programs outside the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Social Services are encouraged to meet with a UVM transfer counselor to discuss their academic history and potential for transfer admission.

3) St. Michael's College/UVM Engineering 3+2

St. Michael's College (SMC Link out of catalogue site.) and the University of Vermont in the fall of 1994 established an articulation agreement for a Dual Degree Program in Engineering. This agreement guarantees students who meet specified criteria admission to a prescribed program of study in engineering at UVM. Upon successful completion of the Program and degree requirements, students receive a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from SMC and a Bachelor of Science degree in the appropriate engineering area from UVM. Students will normally complete the Program in five years.

The academic advising, admission, transfer of credits, enrollment, and monetary conditions in this agreement applicable to students will be carried out in accordance with the following policies and procedures.

  1. Initial application to the Program will be made to SMC.
  2. Students will enroll in the Program by declaring a pre-engineering major at the time of admission to SMC to permit them to complete all prerequisites in a reasonable time (see SMC catalogue for pre-engineering program).
  3. Students may register for any of the options in the Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Management programs.
  4. Students enrolling under this Program will be considered SMC students throughout the duration of the Program. Once admitted to UVM according to the policies of this Agreement, they also become UVM students for the remainder of the Program.
  5. For the first three years the host institution for students in the Program will be SMC, and for the last two years the host institution will be UVM. Tuition and fees will be paid to the host institution according to its normal policies (including residence status, financial aid, etc.) Tuition for courses taken at the other institution will be paid by the host institution transferring funds based on an agreed upon amount per credit hour.
  6. While students are enrolled at a host institution they will be independently responsible for appropriate fees at the other institution on a per use basis.
  7. Students in the Program will make a formal application to UVM by April 1 in the spring semester of their third year at SMC.
  8. Students will matriculate at UVM and will be accepted to the appropriate engineering program at UVM once they have met the following requirements: (a) completion of at least 60 credits at SMC with appropriate courses, in good standing; (b) completion of Part I of the required pre-engineering courses at SMC, as specified in the Agreement (see SMC catalogue); and (c) completion of 11-12 credits of UVM engineering courses, including the following table of courses, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in these courses.

4) Vermont Technical College/University of Vermont Dairy Farm Management 2 + 2

Students who have completed an associate’s degree in the Vermont Technical College Dairy Farm Management program can be accepted into the University of Vermont’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in the Animal Sciences program, leading to a bachelor’s degree. Transferable courses are limited to those directly comparable to UVM courses and meeting the requirements for both programs.

For acceptance, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or better.
  • Students must meet the minimum entrance requirements for the University and for the Animal Sciences program. A list of these courses can be obtained from the agreement coordinator in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • All students who do not meet the above conditions can apply for transfer admission and be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates applying to the University of Vermont under this agreement do not pay the application fee.
For more information about this agreement and course equivalencies, please contact the agreement coordinator in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at 802-656-1397.

5) Vermont Technical College /University of Vermont Biological Science 2+2

Students who have completed an Associate degree in the Vermont Technical College Bioscience Program can be accepted into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in the Biological Science major, leading to a Bachelor’s degree. Transferable courses are limited to those directly comparable to UVM courses and as meeting the requirements for both programs.

For acceptance, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or better.
  • Students must meet minimum requirements for the University and the Biological Sciences program. A list of these courses can be obtained from the Dean’s Office in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Following review by the UVM Admission Office, the applications of potentially acceptable candidates will be reviewed by the CALS Director of the Biological Sciences Program for final approval.
  • Candidates applying to UVM under this agreement do not pay the application fee.
For more information about this agreement and course equivalencies, contact the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Dean’s Office at 802-656-2980.

6) Vermont Technical College/UVM Engineering

Vermont Technical College and the University of Vermont have an articulation agreement in Engineering. This agreement provides a structured sequence of courses at VTC that if completed successfully, would guarantee acceptance as a transfer student in an engineering discipline in UVM’s College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences. Upon successful completion of the associate in engineering technology degree and with the clear recommendation of VTC’s Academic Dean or his/her assignee, the student would spend a minimum of two years at the University of Vermont. While studying at UVM, the student will complete the major course requirements that will lead to a baccalaureate degree from UVM. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any VTC course for the course to be accepted for transfer credit and, students presenting with less than a 3.0 grade point average will be considered on a case-by-case basis. UVM will guarantee the acceptance of VTC graduates who have a grade point average of 3.0 or better from the following programs:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Initial acceptance for admission to the program will be made to VTC where the candidate will be subject to the admission requirements of the institution. A student will indicate the desire to enroll in the articulation program at the time of the student’s admission to VTC or early enough in the student’s program at VTC to permit the student to complete all prerequisite courses. Articulation program students will be subject to the same admissions deadlines as other transfer applicants to the University. The application for fall admissions and supporting credentials should be received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office at UVM no later than April 1. The student must indicate on the application that they are in the VTC/UVM articulation program. All information and correspondence pertaining to student transfer in this agreement will be handled by UVM’s Admissions Office. Correspondence related to course selection should be addressed to the Student Services Office in UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. In addition to the courses list in the appendix, a student may be required to register for additional courses. This agreement will be reviewed every third academic year, starting 2006-2007 in order to modify the program requirements as necessary.

For more information, please contact UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Student Services Office at (802) 364-6284 or by e-mailing services@cems.uvm.edu.

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