UVM Summer Academy

UVM Summer Academy is an outstanding academically challenging program for 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school students complete with world-class faculty and a vibrant campus community. Non-residential and residential options are available.

Successful students receive 3 UVM college credits, a greater understanding of what college life is like first-hand and a head start on their college career. For students interested in a non-credit experience learn more about our Global Academy in VT programs.

We are now accepting applications. Apply Now.

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Who Should Apply

Summer Academy Students
UVM Summer Precollege Programs are open to high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who are capable of successfully completing a 3 credit college level course taught by one of UVM’s many distinguished faculty. Local, national, and international students participate in UVM’s Summer Academy.

During the application process, we require Parent / Guardian approval and Guidance Counselor approval to ensure that the student is ready and able to participate in the UVM Summer Academy.

Please note that some courses require a prerequisite, please view each course description to make sure that the students has successfully completed the prerequisite before selecting the first and second course preferences.

Applications now being accepted for Summer Academy.

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How the UVM Summer Academy Program Works

All students will participate in the class they are registered for during the day. Academically based extracurricular activities such as workshops on college writing, presentations about college admissions, and panel discussions about specific college level skills will be offered in the evenings. Access to university learning resources is provided.

Residential Summer Academy students will:

Commuter Summer Academy students will:

UVM Summer Academy students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as UVM undergraduate students. Completed college credit courses will result in an official college grade and will be added to the student’s University of Vermont transcript.

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“I took a Sustainable Landscape Ecology class at UVM the summer before my senior year. I had no idea where I wanted to go to school, and I was nervous about the difficulty of college level classes. The precollege course helped me gauge this difficulty, earn credits, and explore a topic I was interested in pursuing as a major. In the end, it caused me to fall in love with the campus, the student body I experienced while I was here, and the city of Burlington. “

Alex Cahill, Holliston MA


UVM Summer Academy is a hybrid program with 2 weeks of on campus work and 2 weeks of online work:

Summer Academy

Program dates: July 6 – July 31, 2015

On Campus dates: July 6 – July 17, 2015

Online dates: July 18 – July 31, 2015


Students are required to complete both the on campus and online portions of the program to be successful.

If the above dates don’t work for you, check out our non-credit Global Academy in VT programs.