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Pre College


High School Programs

Pre-College and High School Programs

Get ahead when it comes to experiencing college and earn college credits while still in high school. Whether it’s during the academic year or during the summer, UVM Continuing Education has many courses available to high school students and recent high school graduates, both on campus and online.



Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP)
High school graduates, through a series of approved college courses and one-on-one advising sessions with an experienced academic advisor, can demonstrate their academic readiness and gain credits that count toward a degree at UVM. Upon successfully completing courses, students can position themselves for guaranteed admission into a UVM program.

Summer Academy – Engineering Academy
Explore how innovators in engineering, contemporary art, architecture, and the DIY movement solve problems and advance ideas. Provides hands-on experience with handmade electronics and the rapid prototyping tools in the UVM Fab Lab. Includes assigned readings that cover project management, presentation skills, and design thinking. Classroom learning and hands-on work. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the engineering profession and design.
Instructor: Victor Rossi
Course Material Fee: $200.00

Summer Academy – Health & Medicine Academy – COMU 096
This innovative program exposes students to the fascinating world of modern medicine and bioscience through active learning in labs, lectures, demonstrations, and hospital visits. Students will learn in the University of Vermont College of Medicine academic facilities including the Clinical Simulation Laboratory where they will perform virtual medical procedures. Experts in genomics, cancer research, medicine, nursing, and allied health practice will engage with students on the latest advances in their fields. Students will interact with clinical and scientific faculty who train the University of Vermont medical students in the College of Medicine, known for being one of the most competitive and successful medical schools in the country. This program helps students discover their interests, learn about the latest advances in bioscience and molecular medicine, and develop an understanding of diverse medical and health science career paths that might be right for them.
Instructor: Tamara Williams
Course Material Fee: $200.00

Study Abroad: Costa Rica (Summer)
Observe and explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica at the Biological Research Station located at Estacion Pocosol. Students will experience the rich tropical “home” of the largest private reserve in Costa Rica, the Children’s Eternal Rainforest (CER). Using the CER as a teaching model, we will observe and study the diversity of species interactions found within the park with particular attention paid to the ecosystem services provided by the park all within the context of a 3 credit course.

Some links to check out…

Vermont State Colleges
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation


Career Spotlight

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a 42-credit online graduate program that helps you explore public health and policy issues while gaining a strong foundation in population health sciences. Our program leads to a Generalist MPH degree focused on excellence in Environmental Public Health; Quantitative Public Health Sciences; and Health Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy.

You can complete the program in two years (full-time) or up to five years (part-time). Whether you want to learn more about public health issues or seek a career in health care, research, or public health, our program can help further your goals by teaching you to: