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Admissions Programs for Undergraduate Students

Early Action Students applying as first-year degree-seeking students who wish to learn of their admission decision by late December may apply by November 1 under the Early Action program. Applicants admitted under Early Action have until May 1 to pay an acceptance fee and do not have to make a binding commitment to attend the university.

Some Early Action candidates will be deferred until the admissions office has reviewed all first-year applicants for fall admission. Deferred applications are automatically reviewed again and decisions are generally released by the end of March. Early Action candidates may also be denied admission and do not have the option of reapplying for entry to the same semester.

Regular Decision Students may apply as first-year degree-seeking students by January 15 for consideration for fall semester entrance. Students who complete their application for admission will be notified of an admissions decision by late March. Regular decision applicants may be denied admission or offered a place on the waiting list.

Spring Admission for Early Action or Regular Decision applicants Selected students who apply for fall admission but are offered the wait list may be offered admission beginning in spring semester. Admission offers for spring admission are subject to college or school space availability. Students offered spring admission will be asked to confirm their intention to enroll once the fall wait list has been cleared. Spring admission students may enroll in up to two courses in the fall. Students offered spring admission from the fall wait list may not defer their admission to a future semester; they will need to reapply.

New England Regional Tuition Break Program The University of Vermont participates with the other public two-and four-year institutions of higher education in the six New England states in the New England Board of Higher Education’s (NEBHE) Tuition Break Program, an option aimed at increasing educational opportunities for the region’s students. All approved programs can be accessed from the New England Board of Higher Education website.

New England resident students enrolling in an approved program are charged 175% of in-state tuition.

UVM bachelor’s degree programs offered for the 2015-16 academic year are:

  • Plant Biology to residents of MA
  • Forestry to residents of CT, MA and RI
  • Greek to residents of CT, ME and RI
  • Latin to residents of CT, ME and RI
  • Russian to residents of CT, MA, ME, and RI

For a full listing of programs and policies, visit the New England Board of Higher Education website.