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Graduate Pre-Application Form

The following is the electronic pre-application form for graduate study in UVM's Plant Biology Program. It is NOT an official UVM application. However this pre-application will expedite the application process and allow the department to begin reviewing your application as soon as it is received. To be considered for graduate studies in Plant Biology, you must also complete an official UVM application, accessible from the Graduate College's Admissions Page.


Graduate Study Plans

Intended Admissions Date:

Degree Objective: M.S.: M.S. (Field Naturalist): Ph.D.:

Do you wish to be considered for a Fellowship or Assistantship? Yes: No:


Biographical Information

Family / Last Name First Name Middle Name

Mailing Address:

Street City
State Zip Country (if not U.S.)
Phone E-Mail (required)

Mailing address and telephone number good until:

Have you applied to the Plant Biology Department Before? Yes: No:

If yes, when? Year: Month:


Prior College Information

Institution Major Degree Earned Date Awarded GPA

Academic Honors, such as scholarships, distinctions earned, membership in honor societies, professional or technical societies:

Other information (include thesis topic(s), publications, patents, professional presentations, and/or works in progress):


Test Score Information

Have you taken the GRE examination? Yes: No:
If you have, when? Year: Month:
Scores (Percentiles)? Verbal: Quantitative: Writing:
If not, when will you? Year: Month:

Have you taken the TOEFL examination? Yes: No:
If you have, when? Year: Month: Score*:
If not, when will you? Year: Month:

*UVM requires a TOEFL score of at least 100 to be considered for funding.


Statement of Research Interests

Please give a brief statement describing your research interests and experience, future academic and research goals, etc. It may be easiest to compose your statement in another text editor and then paste it into the text box.


Please check off any Plant Biology faculty members with whom you have corresponded or with whom you would be most interested in working. (Here is a list of Plant Biology Department faculty by research area)

  • David Barrington
  • Brian Beckage
  • Jeanne Harris
  • Philip Lintilhac
  • Jane Molofsky
  • Timothy Perkins
  • Jill Preston
  • Mary Tierney

By submitting this application I understand that withholding information requested on this application or providing false information or materials will make me ineligible for admissions to the University of Vermont or subject to dismissal. With this in mind, I certify that the above statement and my application materials are true.


The University of Vermont does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, color, religion, age, national origin, or Vietnam Veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. In addition, it is the policy of the University that sexual harassment is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.


Thank you for your interest in Plant Biology at UVM!

Please direct any comments or suggestions about this on-line application form to the Graduate Admissions Committee

Go back to the Plant Biology Department Homepage.


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