Need to change your minor or change your name? Review our list of forms for students.

Add/Drop a Course

Add/Drop Form

Information for Students

Please note that adding a course after the first five instructional days will be at the discretion of the instructor.

Check Your Degree Audit

Credit by Examination

PDF icon Credit by Examination Form (PDF)

Information for Students

If you are a degree-seeking student, you may be eligible to receive credit for a course by taking a special examination and paying the examination fee ($50 per credit hour). This process is available only for specific courses and you must receive approval from your advisor, the department of the course for which you wish to receive credit, and your Dean's Office in order to be eligible. Learn more about credit by exam.

While there are no specific deadlines for credit by examination, you must take the exam during the semester in which you wish to receive the credit. Be sure to be in contact with the department administering the exam to ensure that you meet any specific departmental deadlines.

Declare or Change Your Major, Minor, Concentration, or College

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY

Declare or change your major/minor/concentration within your current college:

If you would like to make changes to your major, minor, or concentration within the college in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., change from a Civil Engineering major to an Electrical Engineering major), you can both declare and/or request changes to your major, minor, and concentrations online. This form should also be used by Arts and Science students wishing to pursue both a B.S. and a B.A. within the College of Arts and Sciences. Fill out the declare or change your major/minor/concentration form.

Apply to a different college or school or declare a dual degree in a different college:

If you would like to make changes to your major outside the college in which you are currently enrolled (e.g., change from a Nursing major to an Education major) or major in two disciplines not in the same college (e.g., German in the College of Arts and Sciences and Business Administration in the Grossman School of Business), fill out the change of college form.

* If you wish to pursue a dual degree in your current college do not use this form. Please use the Declare or Change Your Major Form and simply add the major and state in the comments section that this is for a dual degree.

Diploma Request

PDF icon Diploma Request Form (PDF)

Information for Students 

If you would like a copy of your diploma, you may request one using the Diploma Request Form. The fee for each additional copy is $25. Once we have received your request, you can expect to receive your diploma in approximately three weeks.

If you have any questions about ordering an additional copy, or concerning the diploma you received, please email Rhonda Hayward at rhonda.hayward@uvm.edu or call 802-656-2045.

Legal Name/ID Change

PDF icon Name Change Form (PDF)

Information for Students 

You can update your name or ID on your educational record to reflect a legal change by completing this form and mailing, faxing, or bringing it to our office with two acceptable forms of identification. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, a marriage certificate, a social security card, a passport, or a court document.

Learn about designating a preferred name/pronoun.

Pass/No Pass or Audit Form (Grade Mode Change)

PDF icon Pass/No Pass or Audit Form (PDF)

Information for Students 

During the add/drop period you may elect to change the method in which you will be graded to Pass/No Pass or Audit.

If you wish to take a course pass/no pass (P/NP), you must obtain the permission of your advisor. Please be aware that non-PEAC courses taken Pass/No Pass can only be used for elective credit.

If you wish to audit (AU) a course, you must obtain approval from the instructor and your advisor. Courses which are audited receive no grade and no credit, but the usual tuition will be charged.

Residency Application

Residency Application (PDF)

Information for Students 

Completed applications for in-state status should be returned to: University Residency Officer, 85 So. Prospect St., 360 Waterman, Burlington, VT 05405

In general, applications are reviewed within two to three weeks, at which time a written decision will be mailed to the student applicant. If the Residency Officer finds a student's classification to be out-of-state, the letter will include information about the University's residency appeal process. The final decision regarding tuition status rests with the Residency Office. Applicants for In-State Status may re-apply for a determination in subsequent semesters, but may file only one application per term.

Registration for Continuing and Distance Education Students

Continuing and Distance Education Registration

Information for Students 

If you're interested in taking courses at UVM without applying for a degree program, you can do so through our Continuing Education department. Registration is quick and easy online or, if you prefer, a downloadable form is available.

Registration dates vary from semester to semester so be sure to review the most current registration schedule.

Withdrawal School/Taking a Leave of Absence

A withdrawal from UVM needs to be done in person.