2011-12 Online Catalogue
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 may apply online using the Common Application and UVM Supplement and are encouraged to submit the application online at the Application and Checklist Web site.
- Application Fee The $55 non-refundable application can be paid as part of the submission of the Common Application via credit card or e-check. The application fee for a paper application is payable to the University of Vermont via check or money order. 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 sent directly from the issuing agency via electronic submission or mail 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 (with the writing component). UVM’s code for the SAT is 3290 and 4322 for the ACT. Standardized test scores are considered official only if submitted directly from the testing agency. For further information regarding these tests, contact a high school guidance office or go directly to the following web sites: College Boards or ACT, Inc.
- Letter of recommendation: All candidates must present one letter of recommendation. First-year students are encouraged to obtain a recommendation from either a guidance counselor or current teacher. Transfer students are encouraged to obtain a recommendation from a current or recent professor.
- Essays: UVM requires one extended essay as part of the admissions process.
- Music Majors: Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Music or Bachelor of Science in Music Education must contact the Music Department to arrange for an audition or submit an audition CD or DVD before an application is considered complete. CDs or DVDs become property of UVM and will not be returned. More information is available at our Dept. of Music Web site.