Academic Policies and General Information
The Admissions Office requires proof of high school graduation or equivalent for all candidates entering undergraduate degree programs at UVM.
High school graduates must submit a final high school transcript. Recipients of the General Education Development (GED) Certificate should have an official score report forwarded to the Admissions Office in addition to official transcripts of any previous high school or college-level work completed.
The University of Vermont welcomes applications from students who plan to complete high school in three years, provided all entrance requirements and other admissions criteria have been met. Three-year graduates are asked to submit written proof of support from the high school indicating that the school district has approved early graduation and is prepared to issue a diploma.
UVM welcomes applications from home-schooled students. Students are required to meet all the entrance requirements outlined in this catalogue, to submit standardized test results (First-Year candidates only), to document academic work covered by the curriculum, and provide proof of graduation. Home-schooled students must supply the Admissions Office with a copy of the information forwarded by the teacher to the state education department. An official transcript of any course work taken at a local high school is also required. If entrance requirements cannot be determined from this information, the teacher will be contacted to confirm completion. Official college transcripts are required for any college-level course work. CLEP (College Level Examination Program) results may be used to demonstrate background in required areas. Read more about our CLEP policy online at www.uvm.edu/admissions/undergraduate/applying/?Page=other.html
Acceptable Proof of Graduation
- High School Diploma (Some home-schooled students receive a diploma from their area secondary school.)
- General Education Development (GED) certificates and state certificates.
- A Certificate of Completion of a home-study program if the program is recognized by the student's home state.
- For transfer students only: If a formerly home schooled student has completed two years of college course work comparable to UVM course work and has met all entrance requirements, no proof of graduation is required.