Articulation Agreements

Note: UVM's articulation agreements are reviewed periodically. The information below is subject to change.

CCV/College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Students who have completed an associate degree at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) can be admitted to the University of Vermont's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences under the conditions outlined below. Please note that the B.S. in Mathematical Sciences, Major in Mathematics program is excluded as this major is already included in the CCV to UVM 2+2 Pathways Program.

  • Students must complete a minimum of sixty transferable academic credits, thirty of those taken at CCV.
  • Students must present a CCV grade-point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) or better. Students who earn a grade point average of 2.80-3.19 will be strongly considered for admission, but admission is not guaranteed.
  • Engineering majors require at least one semester of college-level calculus and one lab-science course. Statistics, Computer Science, and Data Science majors require at least one semester of college-level calculus and prefer one computer science or lab-science course. Individual course grades earned in STEM classes must be a B or higher.
  • Candidates for the Articulation Agreement must meet UVM's minimum entrance requirements prior to CCV graduation.
  • CCV students must initiate their degree program at UVM within two years of completing the CCV associate degree.
  • CCV associate degree students will be held to the policies that are in effect at the time they are admitted to UVM.

The Process Starts at CCV

Current or prospective CCV students interested in this option should review the minimum entrance requirements, as listed on the Transfer Admissions website.

Admissions Process at UVM

CCV articulation candidates are encouraged to meet with the Coordinator of Transfer Admissions in the UVM Admissions office with questions about the admissions process under the UVM/CCV articulation agreement. Contact the Office of Transfer Affairs with questions about course transferability. Candidates are required to submit a Common Application, all supporting credentials and all financial aid forms by the stated UVM deadlines.

CCV students who apply under the CCV/UVM Articulation Agreement do not pay UVM's application fee. Articulation candidates should include a brief statement in the additional information section of the Common Application indicating they are applying under this option.

Candidates for UVM admission must submit official copies of all college course work attempted for credit, including the Community College of Vermont transcript. An official high school transcript is required.

UVM admissions will review articulation student applications for the minimum GPA and entrance requirements. Offers of admission will be sent to those meeting the established criteria. To become a matriculated student at UVM, CCV articulation students must pay an acceptance fee by the date stipulated in the admission letter.

Candidates whose GPAs fall below the minimum will be reviewed by UVM on a case-by-case basis. Those denied admission are encouraged to meet with the Coordinator of Transfer Admissions at UVM to review future options.

For a current list of transferable CCV courses and UVM equivalents, contact a CCV advisor advisor or the UVM Office of Transfer Affairs. Students may also check the Transfer Guide on the Office of the Registrar website.

Recipients of a CCV associate degree prior to 1999 may contact the UVM Admissions office for general transfer information.

CCV/Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Students who have completed an associate degree at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) can be admitted to the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources under the following conditions:

  • Students must complete a minimum of sixty transferable academic credits, thirty of those taken at CCV.
  • Students must present a CCV grade-point average of 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale) or better.
  • Candidates for the Articulation Agreement must meet UVM's minimum entrance requirements prior to CCV graduation.
  • CCV students must initiate their degree program at UVM within two years of completing the CCV associate degree.
  • CCV associate degree students will be held to the policies that are in effect at the time they are admitted to UVM.

The Process Starts at CCV

Current or prospective CCV students interested in this option should review the minimum entrance requirements, as listed on the Transfer Admissions website.

Admissions Process at UVM

CCV articulation candidates are encouraged to meet with the Coordinator of Transfer Admissions in the UVM Admissions office with questions about the admissions process under the UVM/CCV articulation agreement. Contact the Office of Transfer Affairs with questions about course transferability. Candidates are required to submit a Common Application, all supporting credentials and all financial aid forms by the stated UVM deadlines.

CCV students who apply under the CCV/UVM Articulation Agreement do not pay UVM's application fee. Articulation candidates should include a brief statement in the additional information section of the Common Application indicating they are applying under this option.

Candidates for UVM admission must submit official copies of all college course work attempted for credit, including the Community College of Vermont transcript. An official high school transcript is required.

UVM admissions will review articulation student applications for the minimum GPA and entrance requirements. Offers of admission will be sent to those meeting the established criteria. To become a matriculated student at UVM, CCV articulation students must pay an acceptance fee by the date stipulated in the admission letter.

Candidates whose GPAs fall below the minimum will be reviewed by UVM on a case-by-case basis. Those denied admission are encouraged to meet with the Coordinator of Transfer Admissions at UVM to review future options.

For a current list of transferable CCV courses and UVM equivalents, contact a CCV advisor advisor or the UVM Office of Transfer Affairs. Students may also check the Transfer Guide on the Office of the Registrar website.

Recipients of a CCV associate degree prior to 1999 may contact the UVM Admissions office for general transfer information.

Saint Michael's College/UVM Engineering 3+2

In the fall of 1994, Saint Michael's College (SMC) and the University of Vermont established an articulation agreement for a Dual Degree program in engineering. This agreement guarantees students who meet specified criteria admission to a prescribed program of study in engineering at UVM. Upon successful completion of the program and degree requirements, students receive a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from SMC and a Bachelor of Science degree in the appropriate engineering area from UVM. Students normally complete the program in five years.

The academic advising, admission, transfer of credits, enrollment, and monetary conditions in this agreement applicable to students will be carried out in accordance with the following policies and procedures.

  1. Initial application to the program will be made to SMC.
  2. Students will enroll in the program by declaring a pre-engineering major at the time of admission to SMC to permit them to complete all prerequisites in a reasonable time (see SMC catalogue for pre-engineering program).
  3. Students may register for any of the options in the Civil, Environmental, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, or Engineering Management programs.
  4. Students enrolling under this program will be considered SMC students throughout the duration of the program. Once admitted to UVM according to the policies of this Agreement, they also become UVM students for the remainder of the program.
  5. For the first three years the host institution for students in the program will be SMC, and for the last two years the host institution will be UVM. Tuition and fees will be paid to the host institution according to its normal policies (including residence status, financial aid, etc.). Tuition for courses taken at the other institution will be paid by the host institution transferring funds based on an agreed upon amount per credit.
  6. While students are enrolled at a host institution they will be independently responsible for applicable fees at the other institution according to the other institution's policies (at UVM this includes but is not limited to the admission fee and the comprehensive fee). Each institution will communicate the applicable fees for the upcoming academic year to the other institution (Dean of CEMS at UVM; VPAA at SMC) by June 1 or as soon as the fees are determined for the upcoming academic year, whichever is later.
  7. Students in the program will make a formal application to UVM by April 15 in the spring semester of their third year at SMC and pay the application fee.
  8. To become a matriculated student at UVM, St. Michael's articulation students must pay an acceptance fee by the date stipulated in the admission letter.
  9. Students will matriculate at UVM and will be accepted to the appropriate engineering program at UVM once they have met the following requirements: (a) completion of at least sixty credits at SMC with appropriate courses, in good standing; (b) completion of Part 1 of the required pre-engineering courses at SMC, as specified in the Agreement (see SMC catalogue); and (c) completion of the credits of UVM engineering courses as specified in the agreement.

UVM-Vermont Law School (VLS) 3+2 and 3+3 Programs

The UVM-VLS 3+2 and 3+3 Programs provide high-achieving students with an opportunity to achieve a Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in a total of five or six years. The program is available to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor's degree. UVM students interested in pursuing a dual degree with VLS are encouraged to pursue an undergraduate course of study that emphasizes critical reading, analytic, and expository writing skills.

Students complete three years of undergraduate study at UVM, then matriculate at Vermont Law School where they complete two years of approved coursework for the JD degree from VLS and are enrolled as full-time students.

Admission to the program occurs at the end of a student's first year at UVM. UVM students may apply for the dual degree program during their sophomore year if they demonstrate they can complete their undergraduate degree requirements by the end of their junior year.

Students must be enrolled as full-time students during the duration of their course of study at UVM. As students will complete their major requirements in a compressed timeframe, it is vital that students are planning how to complete all of the requirements from the beginning of their first year at UVM. Students should review the academic plan for their major and connect with the appropriate major advisor.

  • Students enrolled into one of the UVM-VLS Programs will be admitted to VLS and matriculate as full-time students if they meet admissions criteria.
  • Credits from the first year at VLS are transferred back to UVM to allow completion of the undergraduate degree from UVM.
  • Students who meet all requirements of the UVM-VLS Program will be awarded the appropriate Bachelor's degree from UVM and a JD degree from VLS.
  • Students who enroll in this program but choose not to complete the law degree after the first year of enrollment at VLS will have their credits transferred back to UVM for the completion of the Bachelor's degree.

Requirements

Students apply to either the 3+2 or 3+3 Program no later than the end of their first year and if approved, their sophomore year at UVM. Eligible students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in two semesters of full-time study with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and must meet the LSAT requirement. A UVM student must submit a plan demonstrating how the student will complete all general education and major requirements by the completion of their junior year, except for those requirements that can be fulfilled by a course at VLS. Students must maintain their GPA at UVM to continue in the program.

UVM and VLS have a separate Admissions Agreement pursuant to which UVM students recommended by UVM designated coordinator who have achieved a GPA and LSAT score above the median acceptance scores at VLS for the prior year are guaranteed admission to VLS. If a dual degree program candidate fails to meet the academic requirements of the dual degree program, that student will still be eligible for admission to VLS pursuant to this agreement but as a regular VLS student and not as a dual degree student. This means that the student must complete all the requirements of the bachelor's degree at UVM.

Eligible candidates for the Program must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The number of students selected will be determined each year based on availability. Students must maintain their GPA at UVM to continue in the program.

Application Process

Students should submit the application by May 9 at the end of their first year. The application process includes:

  • Submission of the application form.
  • Essay (see application form for essay prompt and upload).
  • Minimum of one letter of recommendation from a full-time faculty member. Applicants are responsible for soliciting the letter of recommendation, and the faculty member will send the letter directly to the designated college contact by the application deadline.

VLS agrees to accept any UVM student who meets the qualifications designated in this agreement as long as that student completes the VLS application process no later than March 31 of the junior year. Applications completed after this date will be considered but admission to the dual degree program is not guaranteed. VLS will waive the application fee for students in the dual degree program.

To gain admission to VLS, UVM students must sit for the LSAT no later than October of their third year of study at UVM and must present a score that is equal to or greater than 153 and a UVM cumulative GPA of 3.3. If a student's LSAT score falls below this standard, the student may seek permission from VLS to retake the test. If a student earns an admissible score, the student may elect to retake the test to earn a higher score for scholarship funding.

Students must have completed the minimum requirements as set forth by the academic unit approving the applicable UVM degree program before matriculation at VLS. VLS reserves the right to deny admission to any students who have been subject to academic and/or disciplinary action.

UVM-Vermont Law School (VLS) Guaranteed Admission Agreement

The purpose of this articulation agreement is to guarantee admission into Vermont Law School's (VLS) Juris Doctor (JD), Master's, or Joint JD/Master's degree programs to The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College (UVM) students who successfully complete UVM requirements for the bachelor's degree (BA or BS) and who also meet the VLS entrance requirements stated below.

  1. The applicant has successfully completed all requirements for the UVM bachelor's degree program;
  2. The applicant has completed a minimum of 60 credits towards the bachelor's degree in residence at UVM with a cumulative grade point average calculated by the LSAC Credential Assembly Service that is equal to or exceeds the median grade point average of the first-year JD or Masters class in residence at Vermont Law School at the time of UVM student's application to VLS;
  3. The applicant has a current LSAT score (dated less than four years from the first semester of enrollment at Vermont Law School) that is equal to or exceeds the median LSAT score of the first-year JD class in residence at Vermont Law School at the time of UVM student's application to VLS. An equivalent GRE score is accepted for VLS Master's applicants;
  4. The applicant presents two letters of recommendation from UVM faculty, as determined by VLS;
  5. The applicant's file, from his/her tenure at UVM and any other academic institution from which credits were earned and/or applied toward UVM degree, contains no evidence of character or fitness concerns that would generally disqualify the applicant from admission into Vermont Law School.

No credit may be given by VLS for academic work completed before the student's regular matriculation into the first year of the JD, Masters, or Joint JD/Master's degree programs at VLS.

Vermont Technical College/ UVM 2+2 FARMS Program

Students who have completed an associate degree in the Vermont Technical College Dairy Management program can be admitted into the University of Vermont's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in the Animal Sciences major, leading to a bachelor's degree. Transferable courses are limited to those directly comparable to UVM courses and meeting the requirements for both programs.

For admission, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have a 3.00 grade-point average (on 4.00 scale) or better.
  • Students must meet the minimum entrance requirements for the university and for the Animal Sciences major. A list of these courses can be obtained from the agreement coordinator in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • All students who do not meet the above conditions can apply for transfer admission and be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates applying to the University of Vermont under this agreement do not pay the application fee.

For more information about this agreement and course equivalencies, please contact the agreement coordinator in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at (802) 656-2980.