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Discovering UVM: Strong Voices, Open Minds

Group of UVM students get together for activities on campus.

Fall 2013 Discovering UVM dates:

  • October 20–22, 2013
  • October 27–29, 2013
  • November 3–5, 2013

Apply to Discovering UVM:

In order to complete your application to Discovering UVM you must:

Please send to: Ashley Gunn
University of Vermont
Office of Admissions
194 South Prospect Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401.

Questions?
Contact Sara Bushey (802) 656-2913, e-mail Sara.Bushey@uvm.edu

About the Program:

This program, geared toward high school seniors from underrepresented groups, welcomes students from as close as Vermont to as far away as the Dominican Republic.

Let us assist you with your college search — explore academic and extracurricular offerings at UVM. Spend two days in our residence halls with a UVM student host, attend a class, and learn about the college application process. Discovering UVM participants will receive free room and board for the program. Applicants may apply for a travel grant (PDF) to help with the cost of traveling to UVM. Join us!

Who should apply to Discovering UVM?

You may apply to Discovering UVM online.

Please be advised that we are looking for students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0) or better. Applicants should be on track to have completed the following by graduation:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (including algebra 1, geometry and algebra 2 or the equivalent)
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of science

Example of the Discovering UVM itinerary:

Program Schedule
Sunday
Time Event
2–2:30 p.m. Arrival and registration
2:30–3:30 p.m. Meet the hosts
Icebreakers
Review program schedule
3:30–4:45 p.m. Campus tours
5–6 p.m. Dinner
6–7 p.m. Student Panel
8:45–11 p.m. Evening Entertainment: Bowling
Monday
Monday
Time Event
7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9–9:45 a.m. UVM Admissions presentation
10:10–11 a.m. Attend class
11:15–12:30 p.m. College application and essay workshop
12:45–1:30 p.m. Lunch with keynote speaker
1:30–2:30 p.m. Roundtable lunch discussions with UVM faculty and staff
2:30-4 p.m. Panel discussions:
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Support Services at UVM
  • Transitioning to college
4 p.m. Free Time: Explore UVM and Burlington
Tuesday
Tuesday
Time Event
8:30 a.m. Farewell breakfast

Comments from past Discovering UVM participants:

"I really enjoyed staying on campus. My host was great!"

"My interest in UVM increased a lot. I really hope that I get in. I already know my way around!"

"I got to see what a real college class is like. The classes reminded me of high school, they were small and intimate. I liked it a lot."

"The application workshop was really helpful. I now understand how applicants are considered."

"I didn't know much about financial aid before attending the program. Talking to a financial aid person was really beneficial."

"The student panel was nice because I heard real students talk about their experiences at UVM."

"I liked the campus tour because we got to see and go to places on campus that we probably would not have ventured to on our own."

"I got to see how the class that I would be taking is actually like, plus I learned a bit more about my potential major."

"I really enjoyed getting to know my host and all of her friends. I felt like I was already in college."

"I had so much fun when we went downtown for our free time. There are a lot of great places to hangout."

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