UVM uses Merit to celebrate student accomplishments and turn those achievements into a verified online profile—a Merit page—for every one of our students. Merit pages can be updated by both the student and the university.

Hundreds of colleges in the U.S. use Merit to recognize and promote success via personalized Merit pages for their students. Updates to Merit pages are shared with a network of stakeholders that cares deeply about each student's success, including hometown media outlets as well as parents and friends via social networks.

Visit UVM's homepage on Merit.

What should students know?

Your Merit page is created automatically when you begin your UVM journey. The university adds verified achievements such as Dean's List attainment and graduation to students' Merit pages. Students can add important projects and milestones—honors and awards, research projects, internships, study abroad, and participation in campus clubs and organizations—to their Merit page and can upload their résumé and add employment history.  

You can enhance your page if you desire—and we hope that you do. Merit lets students customize their Merit page URL, add a profile photo, bio, and other activities, and include work experience.

When you connect your Merit page to your social networks like Twitter/X, Facebook, or LinkedIn, you'll ensure that your friends and family can also see and learn about the great opportunities you're taking advantage of and being recognized for at UVM. It's an important way for you to be a part of the UVM story and help us tell it.

Can students manage privacy settings?

If your directory information is unrestricted you can participate in Merit. Learn more about directory information. Merit is among the places where UVM uses legal first name, rather than lived name. Learn more about UVM's use of preferred names and pronouns.

You can also opt out of Merit at any time, or customize your privacy settings.

What else can students do with Merit?

In addition to enhancing their Merit pages and connecting them to social networks, students can and should include their Merit page URL on their resumes and share it with potential employers or graduate admissions counselors. Merit is a verified showcase of your accomplishments and a powerful way to show employers the success, skills, and expertise you have gained at UVM.

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Have more questions about Merit?

For answers about how to enhance your page, connect it to social networks, control privacy settings and more, visit Merit's knowledge base for students. Questions can be directed to university.communications@uvm.edu.