UVM Summer Academy

UVM LogoUVM Summer Academy is an outstanding, academically challenging 4-week program (2 weeks on-campus, 2 weeks online) for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are interested in exploring a specific field of study.

Summer Academy gives you the opportunity to learn what college life is like first-hand while getting a head start on your college career.


2018 Dates

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

July 8: Residential students move into the residential hall.

July 9 – 13:  MTWTF, 9:00am – 5:00pm First week of on campus course portion

July 14 – 15: Weekend activities for Residential students

July 16 – 19: MTWT, 9:00am – 5:00pm: Second week of on campus course portion

July 20: Residential students move out of the residential hall.

July 21 – Aug 3: Online portion of the course.

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


Who Should Apply

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

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

 Program eligibility:

  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • OR granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Personal Statement: Write 2-3 sentences about how this course fits in to your future success.
  • Parent approval: Your parent will receive an email to complete an online form confirming your participation.

Hear From Our Past Students

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to participate in Summer Academy at UVM. By the end of the program, I had met a lovely group of people whom I still keep in contact with, I gained a much clearer understanding of what I want to do, and I feel like I could go to college tomorrow, which I feel puts me ahead of a lot of other students. It was an experience I will absolutely never forget. Now, as a senior, I am applying to UVM as one of my top choices!’ 

-Kate Ciesielski

How the UVM Summer Academy Program Works

7All students will participate in the class they are registered for during the day. Academically based extracurricular activities such as workshops and panel discussions about specific college level skills will be offered in the evenings.

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.