University of Vermont

Continuing Education | your doorway to academic excellence

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Make sure you are ready for class. Here's a list of important things to do before you attend your first class. The information below pertains to credit courses only.

Check Your Schedule and Room Assignment

Check your class schedule and room assignment online at

  • Scroll down to Student SIS Access (Registration/Add/Drop)
  • Log in using your Student ID number and PIN (usually last six digits in SS# or birthdate
  • Click on Registration
  • Click on Student Schedule by Day and Time
  • Select the appropriate semester

Add/Drop Classes at

  • Follow the instructions above
  • Click on "Registration"
  • Click on "Register/Add/Drop Classes"

Are You Registered for an Online Course?

Before your course begins, you must go online to for information on:

  • Completing the required Orientation for Online Learning
  • Accessing your online course
  • Ensuring your computer has the necessary hardware/software requirements

Withdrawal from Classes: Withdrawal from a class is a formal procedure that you must initiate. The Course Withdrawal Form is available online here.

Activate Your Net ID

UVM creates an email account for all students. Go to to activate your official account, Net ID, and learn about the different options for reading and forwarding your mail, and accessing online courses. You will be able to read your email via the web at, or you can set up your account to automatically forward your UVM email to another account you may already be using.

Important messages from UVM, such as class cancellation notices, will only be sent to this email address.So please take a minute to activate your account. It’s easy!

Important Billing Notice: UVM sends tuition and fee bills electronically. Email billing notifications are sent to your UVM email address only. You should check your UVM email regularly. With electronic billing, you can set up other people in the QuikPAY system, such as parents, spouse, or other payer to receive billing notification emails in addition to the email sent to you.

Pick-Up Your UVM ID

Your CATcard is your permanent ID and is required to check out library materials. Your CATcard is available after you have registered for classes and is reactivated automatically each semester you enroll in a course.

To obtain a CATcard, visit the CATcard Service Center in the Davis Center, Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm , Friday 9 am-4 pm . All students taking courses on campus must have a photo CATcard.

If you are taking a course off campus or online, you can obtain your CATcard by contacting Continuing Education at 800-639-3210 or 656-2085 or by email here.

Learn more about the CATcard at

Purchase Your Parking Permit

All campus parking is by permit only. Commuter permits are available at the McCauley Hall on the Trinity Campus, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-4 pm. Daytime commuter passes for eligible students and evening permits (valid after 3:30 pm only) are available. Please visit this website for more information such as rates, document requirements and lot assignments You can also call them at 656-8686 or send them an e-mail.

Buy Your Books

800-331-7303 / 656-3290
Email: Bookstore email

Textbooks and other supplies can be purchased online or in-person through the UVM Bookstore. The online ordering system is available usually two weeks prior to the start of a course, and closes a few days before classes begin. Please note: returns are accepted within three working days of purchase with receipt for summer textbooks.

Hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm and Saturday, 11am-3pm.

Connecting to the UVM Libraries

Your coursework will probably require you to use the UVM libraries, either in-person or on-line. Visit to learn more about the resources available, such as the library catalog, databases, course reserves, and other services. If you are connecting to the library from off-campus, click on “Connect from Off Campus” and follow the instructions for setting up your proxy server or downloading the VPN client.

You will need your CATcard to sign out library materials, check your library records, renew your library books, or to recall materials from other users. You will need your Net ID and password to access online library resources including electronic reserves.

If you have questions about the services and resources at the UVM Libraries, contact Paul Philbin at 656-1369 or email him at his email address.

Library hours are posted at their website

Check Your Grades

You can access your grade(s) online. Go to after mid-December to view your grade(s). Paper copies of grades are no longer mailed.

Pay Your Bill and Check Your Student Account

Go to to learn about your options for paying your bill and viewing your student account. All account balances must be paid prior to future course registration and receipt of grades, transcripts, or diploma.

Still Have Questions?

Call us at 800.639.3210 or 656.2085 or email here.


Last modified June 10 2010 03:08 PM

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