Frequently Asked Questions about UVM's Summer Academy Program


The only requirement that we have for the Summer precollege program is that the student’s parent/guardian agrees that the student is academically ready to try out a college course.
When registering, please provide information regarding any conditions or accommodations your child might require for participation in the program including medical conditions, medication, or other pertinent information about which emergency medical personnel should be informed in the event such care is required or advisable. We cannot administer medications, so should your child need assistance with prescription medications please contact us over the phone to make arrangements.
The complete Summer Academy dates are: July 10 – Aug 5, 2016. The on campus portion is July 10 – 22 and the online portion is July 23 – Aug 5. Students should plan to arrive on Sunday July 10 between 10am-noon to check-in. Once students are checked in, the program has begun.
While participating in Summer Academy, students will attend scheduled lectures and eat in campus dining halls. Students will have the opportunity to use some of the athletic facilities, play volleyball or Frisbee on the grass, play basketball (indoors or outdoors), attend musical events and movies, go to a barbecue, go on field trips and engage in other similar activities both on and off-campus. Scheduled off-campus events will be supervised by the Residential Assistants and a Residential Director. Students will be provided with a schedule of activities upon arrival on campus.
Residential and commuter students will be given a UVM CATcard which is the official identification card of UVM. CATcards are multi-functional with digitized photo and electronic identification and validation for departments needing to verify student and/or employee status. The CATcard will allows students to ride the CCTA bus for free. The CATcard provides residential student access to meals and the residential hall.
As a high school student, you are enrolled with University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education as non-degree student with rights and privileges to UVM resources. Benefits include access to: library, parking, CATcard, Campus & Community Transportation, UVM athletic events and more.
The Annual Public Safety Report and Fire Safety Report (Clery) provide information on campus safety and fire safety policies, practices and programs, as well as information on crime and fire statistics.  These reports can be found at:
Please refer to the Tuition and Fees page for detailed pricing.
Financial aid is not available for students participating in this program. Some students have found financial support from their local service organizations, religious groups, or banking institutions to help with costs.
You will be notified via email to your UVM email address when your bill is available online. UVM does not send paper bills. Your bill will indicate your due date – please note that your bill may be due before your classes begin. Bills not paid by the due date are subject to a $250 late fee and a hold on your student record. Visit to view all bill and payment due dates. PLEASE NOTE: If someone else will be paying your bill, you have the option to set up a Proxy on your account. To do this, go to the Student Financial Services (SFS) page in your myUVM portal and select ‘Set Up SFS Proxy Access and Manage Authorizations.”
UVM email is UVM’s official method of contact with students and staff. It is very important that you regularly check your UVM email or forward it to another e-mail account that you check regularly. Once you have activated your UVM email, you can read your email via the web at or you can access it in your Myuvm portal page. Important messages from UVM, such as class cancellation notices, billing, announcements of special events, and financial aid communications will only be sent via your UVM email address. UVM professors also use email to notify you of any pre-class assignments or requirements. Billing notifications will ONLY be sent to your UVM email. It is extremely important to activate your UVM email as soon as possible and check it regularly.
No, there are not any prerequisites for the courses; they are designed for beginner or intermediate students.
For all of the Summer Academy courses you will earn 3 credits. These credits are part of your official UVM transcript.
Each class has different activities/assignments for the online portion of the course. Please refer to the course syllabus to find out exact details about the class. Once you are admitted into Summer Academy, we will provide you with log in access to the University of Vermont’s Blackboard site.
Yes, the professor is available and happy to work with you throughout both the on campus and online portions of the course.
Once you have been accepted into the program, the Summer Academy Advisors will register you for the course you select in your application. Go to your myUVM page to see your class schedule. If you are a residential student, a copy of the residential activities will be provided the first day of the program.
Laptops or tablets are required for UVM courses. Please refer to your course syllabus or email your instructor for exact course requirements.
High school students  will be housed in a UVM residential hall. Supervision will include a Residential Director and a Residential Assistant who will live on the same floor. Students will be advised of the dorm name and location before their arrival.
Residential students may not leave campus for the duration of the Summer Academy program unless there is an emergency. Guests may not visit campus without notifying the Residential Director in advance. Commuter students have the option to attend the academic activities/workshops during the week and will leave campus at the end of the workshops each night.
Students may be unsupervised while moving around on campus between dining halls, classrooms, residence halls, library, and other campus facilities but we have a Resident Director and Resident Assistants to monitor the students as much as possible. High School students must remain in the dormitory between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM. Students who travel off campus on their own, without a UVM staff person, or who try to leave the dormitory between the hours of 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM may be removed from the program without refund. UVM does not provide adult supervision while students are participating in off campus activities on their own.
Please refer to the housing page. Roommates are randomly assigned.
You may bring a cell phone, but it is not required.
The residence hall is equipped with free laundry facilities, but students need to provide their own detergent.
Students are allowed to bring their car to the campus for the program, students must purchase a parking permit from Parking Services in order to park their cars on the campus premises. Students living in the residence halls may not use their cars to get to classes. Parking lots are restricted according to permit type. You will be responsible for all parking citations. See the USF Parking Services website for more information concerning parking and transportation.
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