Graduate College Admissions application and Graduate
are separate processes. It is possible to attend the HESA
without an assistantship (see professional
If you are applying
for a graduate assistantship, see application and selection
details on the Division
of Student Affairs website.
FOR APPLICATION TO THE HESA
PROGRAM: Deadline, December 1
(please note the change from previous years).
The Graduate College
Admissions Academic Application can be found online. Required materials include:
applications are COMPLETE (including the resume) by December
1 will be given priority consideration.
Applications completed after the December 1 deadline cannot be
guaranteed a completed review by the interview session
invitation deadline. As
applications are completed and reviewed after the
December 1 deadline, invitations to attend the on campus
interview and program orientation occur on a rolling bases
. Only applicants who have passed the admissions
application review are invited for an on campus interview.
All materials must be submitted online
through the Graduate
College. Materials that arrive external (e.g., in
the mail, through email) to the online process cannot be
considered for academic admissions.
Applicants are strongly advised to submit all materials (e.g., transcripts, recommendations, resume) by or before the December 1 deadline to receive a full and timely review. Through the admissions account set up in the Graduate College, applicants can check whether their application is complete and all materials (e.g., recommendations, transcripts) have been submitted. Applications will not be reviewed by the admissions committee until they are complete.
GREs are not required
for academic admissions into the HESA program. However, all
applicants seeking an assistantship or university funding
through financial aid must
submit GRE scores to the Graduate College, as per federal
The academic and assistantship applications each require a set of reference letters. You may use the same reference letters for both as long as they each have original signatures and follow each respective guidelines.
INFORMATION ABOUT AND
APPLICATIONS FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS (ADMINISTERED THROUGH
THE DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS) ARE AVAILABLE AT THE
The deadline for the assistantship application is December 1.
Unfortunately, phone or Skype interviews are not an adequate substitute for a visit and orientation to the HESA program, University, Burlington, and Vermont.
- an extensive welcome and academic program orientation including curriculum, program goals, and faculty,
- an academic interview with a HESA faculty member,
- meals with current students and University administrators,
- meetings with current students,
- orientation to the Division of Student Affairs, and
- assistantship interview(s), and
- visit to downtown Burlington.