University of Vermont

College of Education and Social Sciences

Graduate Counseling Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Are GRE scores required?
What does the on-campus interview entail?
What if I would like to speak with a current student?
Is it possible to meet with other students in the program?
May I visit a class while I'm in town?
What if I would like to meet with a particular faculty member in the program?
What is the difference between counselors, psychologists, and social workers?
Where can I find information about tuition and fees?
What airlines fly in and out of Burlington?
Where is a good place to stay?
Is there public transportation?
Where do I park on campus?
How do I get to UVM and Mann Hall?
What is Burlington like?
Is there a place to eat near Mann Hall?
Other information about UVM

Are GRE scores required?

No, they are no longer required by the Counseling Program and the Graduate College (as of 10/8/15).

What does the on-campus interview entail?

Interviews are by invitation only. Students are invited to a group interview only after their applications have been reviewed. We have two interview dates and interview applicants in a group setting with one or more faculty members, staff and current graduate students. During that process we get to know a bit about each other, talk about the program and expectations, applicants are asked a spontaneous question (same question for everyone) and they have a few minutes to think about it before responding to the group. At the end of the interview, faculty and staff leave and we invite current students in to talk with you about any questions you might want to ask from a student's perspective. The interviews last from 8 am to Noon.

Can I speak with a current student?

Contact the Graduate Counseling Program and we'll be happy to find students who have similar interests to speak with you.

Is it possible to meet with other students in the program?

Yes, again please contact the Graduate Counseling Program to set that up.

May I visit a class while I'm in town?

Sure. Contact either the Graduate Counseling Program (802-656-3888) or the individual instructors for the course you'd like to attend.

Can I meet with a particular faculty member in the program?

Faculty contact information is on the faculty web page.

What is the difference between counselors, psychologists, and social workers?

Counselors, psychologists, and social workers are all professional helpers with extensive training beyond the undergraduate level that prepares them for clinical practice. The scope of practice for counselors and psychologists  is similar, although the training that prepares for this practice varies, particularly in regard to philosophical orientation, and practice standards and licensure requirements are governed by different professional agencies and organizations. For example, in most states, psychologists must have a Ph.D. for licensure, whereas Clinical Mental Health and Social Worker practitioners typically have Masters level training. Counselors and psychologists use their training in human development theories to form therapeutic relationships with clients that help them improve their everyday functioning, strengthen relationships, develop communication skills, and recover from trauma, addictions, stress, and mental illness. Psychologists may have a more decided focus on psychopathology; however, whereas counselors may be oriented more towards developmental trajectories and issues of social justice and advocacy. This latter emphasis on social justice and advocacy is also typically shared by social worker training programs. Along with clinical social workers; however, all of these professionals all make use of the same contemporary intervention theories in their therapeutic work. Psychologists may be more likely than the other two to conduct formal diagnostic assessments whereas social workers may have a stronger focus on case management skills - such as coordinating services for clients outside of one-on-one interactions.

Where can I find information about tuition and fees?

What airlines fly in and out of Burlington?

We have several major airlines - JetBlue, Delta, USAir, Continental, Northwest and United:
http://www.vermontairports.com/ or UVM site.

Where is a good place to stay?

The major hotels have an airport shuttle. Some of the closest ones are listed here:
http://www.discoverourtown.com/TownPage.php?Town=2319.

Is there public transportation?

The Chittenden County Transit Authority is the public bus system for Burlington and the surrounding area:
http://www.cctaride.org.

Where do I park on campus?

Contact Parking and Transportation, 802-656-8686, for visitor parking options or to purchase a zone two (purple for Mann Hall) permit for your appointment.
UVM Directions and Maps are here: http://www.uvm.edu/map/
There are several metered spaces in front of Mann Hall and behind Delehanty Hall. However, they are frequently filled.

How do I get to UVM and Mann Hall?

Burlington Area Map
Mann Hall/UVM

What is Burlington like?

Check out these links for more information:

City of Burlington Fletcher Allen Health Care (Hospital)
Burlington, Vermont Burlington Eateries
Weather Burlington Bike Paths
Chamber of Commerce Church Street Marketplace (Downtown)
Higher Ground (Music) Burlington Events
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington Shops
Live View of Burlington Seven Days Newspaper
Vermont City Marathon Burlington Free Press Newspaper
Vermont and Campus Maps

Is there a place to eat near Mann Hall?

The Trinity Campus Cafe is located in the "Northside Cafe" in McAuley Hall, down the hill from Mann Hall. The cafe is open daily, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm and 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday during the regular semester.

Other information about UVM:

http://www.uvm.edu/about_uvm/

 

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