We are excited you are considering transferring to the University of Vermont. The university welcomes transfer applications from students who have met all university-wide entrance requirements either in high school or in college. Most successful transfer applicants present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8. Other considerations include trends in grades, preparation for major, and space availability for program selected.
Transfer Applicant Materials
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April 15: Notification is on a rolling basis once application is complete beginning in mid-May unless final semester grades are requested.
November 1: Notification is on a rolling basis once application is complete beginning in November unless final semester grades are requested.
Successful transfer candidates will have met all university-wide entrance requirements either in high school or in college and have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 in college level course work. Other considerations include trends in grades, preparation for major, and space availability for the program selected. The high school record is given major consideration for students who have earned 21 or fewer college credits. With more than 21 credits the college record assumes more importance, but the high school record helps to determine completion of entrance requirements for the selected field of study. Course work not completed at the high school level may be fulfilled by the equivalent college-level academic work. One college semester generally substitutes for one high school year. Students offered the wait list or who were denied admission previously as high school students should be working toward completion of a minimum of 21 credits at the point of transfer application to UVM.
Minimum Entrance Requirements
Most successful applicants exceed our minimum entrance requirements. Course work not completed at the high school level may be fulfilled by equivalent college-level work. In general, one semester of college work is considered the equivalent of one year of high school study.
- four years of English
- three years of mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and geometry or equivalents)
- two years of the same foreign language (American sign language meets this requirement)
- three years of a natural or physical science, including a laboratory science
- three years of social sciences
REQUIREMENTS AND/OR RECOMMENDATIONS BY UVM SCHOOLS/COLLEGES
All transfer applicants apply to one of the following seven schools or colleges. Please note additional entrance requirements.
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Required: One year of biology and one year of chemistry for science majors. Recommended: Candidates are strongly encouraged to take one year of physics and at least one year of math beyond Algebra II (precalculus/calculus is preferred).
Arts and Sciences
Recommended: In addition to the University's minimum entrance requirements from secondary school, college level course work that spans literature, humanities, fine arts, languages, social sciences, math, and science disciplines.
Transfer candidates who have earned significant credit hours at other institutions are advised to consult the UVM Catalogue regarding degree completion timeline.
Note to music majors: Candidates for entry into UVM as a music major seeking the B.A. or the B.Mus. degree must complete an audition as part of the process. Auditions are required for any student who wishes to be a music major. Visit the Music Department's website for details.
The School of Business Administration requires transfer applicants to have completed at least one semester of college level calculus and one semester of college level economics, micro or macro-economics is preferred, with at least a 2.5 (C+) or better. AP credits are acceptable. Transfer applicants who do not meet this requirement will only be considered for their second major choice. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences to complete the Business prerequisites prior to initiating an internal transfer.
Please review the University's transfer credit policy (above) regarding upper level business field and concentration requirements. Transfer credits must come from an AACSB-accredited institution.
Education and Social Services
Recommended: One year of biology for Human Development and Family Studies and Social Work majors.
Recommended: Math and science course work beyond the minimum for teacher education majors.
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Required: Four years of math, including trigonometry or pre-calculus. One year of chemistry and one year of physics for all engineering majors. All other majors: two years of a laboratory-based science.
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Required: One year of biology and one year of chemistry or physics. Additional year of college preparatory math beyond Algebra 2.
Nursing and Health Sciences
Required: One year of biology and one year of chemistry for all majors; four years of math, including trigonometry or pre-calculus; one year of physics for exercise and movement science majors.
Recommended: Additional science course beyond chemistry and biology in the senior year of high school for all majors. One year of physics is recommended for medical radiation sciences and athletic training majors.
How to Apply
- Apply online using the Common Application and add UVM to your 'My Colleges List'
- Contact each college/university attended directly to request an official transcript be sent to UVM (Registrar's may submit official transcripts electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Request an official final high school transcript be sent to UVM
- Submit your Common Application by the deadline (supporting materials should follow shortly thereafter)
Check Your Status
You can check your application status on the web. Log-in using the 95 ID number and pin provided via email by the Office of Admissions.
For credit to transfer into the University of Vermont, the following criteria must be met:
- Courses taken at an academically accredited, degree-granting institution.
- Grade earned equivalent to a "C" or higher (2.0 on a 4-point scale).
- Courses are considered comparable in content, nature and intensity to those offered at UVM, as determined by the Office of Transfer Affairs.
GPA note: Courses transferred in this manner are added to your UVM transcript as credit. The GPA earned for those courses does not affect your UVM GPA. All transfer credit is provisional until you have successfully completed one semester of coursework at UVM.
The UVM Credit Transfer Guide provides information that may be helpful to you as we do not provide a preliminary credit evaluation prior to admission. To discuss how your previous credits may fit with a UVM degree, please contact our transfer coordinator at (802) 656-4624.
There are limits to those credits that can be applied to the degree program and/or major selected. In general, 30 of the last 45 credits earned for the UVM degree must be taken at the University. Consult the online catalogue for specific college/school policies.
AP, IB, CLEP and credit for other courses/exams taken
To learn about credit given for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and other courses/exams taken in high school, visit our section on transferring other credits.
Last modified February 25 2015 02:22 PM