University of Vermont

College of Education and Social Sciences

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?
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

Are GRE scores required?

Yes, and they must be taken within the past 5 years.

What is the average GRE score for accepted applicants?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Faculty contact information is on the faculty web page

Other information about UVM:

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

 

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