MATH READINESS TEST
All students are required to take the Math Readiness Test prior to Orientation (you won’t be able to register for any classes if you haven’t taken the test). Do not use a calculator or any reference materials, and do not get help during the test. We need to know your capabilities so we can advise you at course registration.
You will receive login credentials to access this placement test via your UVM e-mail account starting mid-May. Your UVM NetID / password will NOT provide you access to the Math Readiness test.
Approximate time: 45 minutes (20 questions)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT (FLP) TEST
Students interested in studying any level of French, German, or Spanish must complete the Foreign Language Placement Test prior to Orientation (even if you have never taken a course in the language). Students who do not take the FLP will be disenrolled from any language course they register for.
Approximate time: 20 minutes
Upload your photo for your UVM CATcard
The CATcard is the official identification card for UVM students, faculty and staff. It provides access to your meal plan, residence hall, washers and dryers, library, fitness center, free movie tickets and the local bus system.
To upload your photo, visit the CATcard website, follow the instructions to setup your Webcard account and submit your photo. If you submit your photo prior to your Orientation session, it will be available for you to pickup when you come to campus. To pick it up, you'll need to bring a government-issued Photo ID (like a driver's license or passport).
Course registration will be much easier (and quicker too!) if you have looked over degree requirements, course descriptions, majors and minors on your college’s website prior to Orientation. At Orientation you will have skilled staff and faculty members on hand to guide you through course registration, so being familiar with the options will enrich that experience.
FIRST YEAR SUMMER READ
In A Deadly Wandering, Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Richtel uses a lethal car accident in Utah in 2006 as a starting point to examine the neuroscience of distraction and attention, as well as the ethics of responsibility and accountability. Providing a compelling narrative of the massive human and legal costs of digital distraction, the book invites readers to consider both what technology offers and the sometimes tragic consequences of its use.