Graduate Counseling Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Are GRE scores required?
What is the average GRE score for accepted applicants?
What does the on-campus interview entail?
Are tours available?
Is it possible to meet with other students in the program?
May I visit a class while I'm in town?
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?
How do I get to UVM and Mann Hall?
What is Burlington like?
Where do I park on campus?
Is there a place to eat near Mann Hall?
What if I would like to speak with a current student?
What if I would like to meet with a particular faculty member in the program?
Other information about UVM
Yes, and they must be taken within the past 5 years.
That information has not been compiled. Mid level GRE scores alone would not exclude you from the applicant pool or from acceptance into the program. We take all application materials into consideration as a package. Generally, accepted students have a strong statement of purpose, good letters of reference from professionals who can speak to their level of maturity and competence, GPA from all undergraduate or graduate study that shows you could be successful in graduate school, and your successful participation with faculty, staff, students and other applicants at the invited group interview. If you do not test well and/or are concerned that your GRE scores do not accurately reflect your ability, please make a note of that in your statement of purpose. There are fellowship opportunities that are merit based and those require very high GPA and GRE scores.
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.
Yes, you may request a tour before or after the interview. If you are interested in an tour, please contact Sharron Bigelow (802-656-3888) a week or two in advance so she can set that up.
Yes, again please contact Sharron Bigelow to set that up.
The major hotels have an airport shuttle. Some of the closest ones are listed here:
The Chittenden County Transit Authority is the public bus system for Burlington and the surrounding area.
Check out these links for more information:
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.
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.
Contact Sharron Bigelow and she'll be happy to find students who have similar interests to speak with you.
Faculty contact information is on the faculty web page
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