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Academic Support Programs

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Congratulations on your admission to UVM!

Admitted Student Visit Days

When a student is in the process of deciding whether or not to come to UVM, they may have a lot of questions about the University! During Admitted Student Visit Days, students have the opportunity to come to campus and have discussions with people about specific areas and visit places which will have a definite impact on their future at the University.

ACCESS can help students learn more about our services by providing the admitted student with some specific information that relates to their disability. While Admitted Student Visit Days are in session, we are here for designated drop in times that can be found in the brochure provided by admissions and/or by calling our office (802-656-7753).

Getting Oriented to UVM and ACCESS

  1. Set up an appointment:
    • Once you are a newly admitted student you must attend an on-campus Orientation session in June. While you are here for orientation we encourage every student who intends to use ACCESS services to meet with a learning specialist. 
    • If you disclosed a disability on your application, we will most likely be in touch to see if you would like to schedule an appointment, submit documentation, or meet with anyone in our office.
    • If it is after orientation, please contact ACCESS to schedule and appointment.

  2. Submit Documentation

On-line Math Placement Exam

If you have received extended time as an accommodation in high school, then you will also be eligible for this on the Math Placement Exam. Please call our office at (802) 656-7753 for the password which will disarm the time limit on the exam.

Residential Requests

Residential Life does not start the room assignment process until after the Orientation sessions. If you think that you will need to make a disability related housing request please visit our housing link:

ACCESS housing link

More information on Residential Life


Fall Semester Planning

This is the #1 piece of advice from other UVM students with disabilities: Consider a reduced credit load your first semester (4 courses instead of 5). Full time status is 12 credits. One less class can allow time to explore college level study skills and arrange support services. Starting your academic career with a solid grade point average (GPA) is crucial.

The Online Catalogue - www.uvm.edu/academics/catalogue - course descriptions,

The Fall Schedule of Courses - http://registrar.uvm.edu/- current offered courses and Departmental Webpages – English, Mathematics, Education, etc. - for detailed course info.

Last modified March 14 2012 01:50 PM

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