Category Archives: Pre-College

Students Learn from Medical Experts in High School Summer College Course

Hannah Sher is setting her sights on becoming a pediatrician someday. The New York City-based high school senior got a head start on her medical studies in UVM’s Summer Academy program, a four-week virtual program for students who want to explore areas of study and earn transferable college credit. The program is for high school […]

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Study Tips for High School Students (and the Rest of Us)

Show of hands: how many of us have procrastinated, stayed up super late the night before an exam or presentation, attempted to absorb several weeks’-worth of information, and gotten through the event… only to promptly forget everything we thought we had “learned” very soon afterwards. This isn’t unusual. In fact, a 2014 survey of 1,500 […]

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Advantage: Sweet. Starting College Ahead of the Game with Pre-College Courses

This February, Camille Sweet will start the spring semester of what would’ve been her first year at the University of Vermont with 61 credits under her belt – more than half of the credits required to graduate. Sweet, a Public Communication major, has been taking college-level courses through UVM’s Pre-college Program since the summer following […]

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Finding Remote Internships in High School

Remote internships in high school are an effective way to gain work experience in a professional environment, develop and grow a one’s skill set, and establish strong business connections. It’s clear that in the era of Covid-19, the traditional, in-person approach to internships has changed dramatically.  Still, finding online internships is possible. Here are steps […]

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From a Construction Site to College Lectures. GAP Student Lucas Schoen Carves His Path to Higher Education.

Overcoming obstacles is what Lucas Schoen has done all his life. In the last few years, Lucas learned how to manage a learning disability and discovered that UVM’s Guaranteed Admission program was a way to an undergrad degree, when he thought college wasn’t an option. Lucas is pushing himself and tackling challenges to carve out […]

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Transforming Challenge into Opportunity: Preparing for College When High School Is Closed

By Kate Whitney And just like that, our schools were closed. Graduation parties and proms were cancelled, SATs were put on hold, campuses were shut down for prospective student tours, school districts moved classes (sometimes clunkily) to remote learning, and everyone was left wondering how to move forward in this period of nationwide uncertainty and […]

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Early College Program Gives Students Access to Academic Health and Medicine

JeanPaul Habyalimana knows that he wants to study medicine more than anything. Ever since sixth grade, the high school junior from Colchester has been interested in health and science—specifically neuroscience. Last summer, he completed UVM’s Health and Medicine pre-college course to explore his interests. “I’ve always been interested in neuroscience, and I decided I should […]

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Experiencing a Drone Training Course and a Chance to Learn about UVM. Drones Course Goes Online for 2020.

Cedar Zobel-Williams loves flying drones. So, when he learned that UVM offered a Drones for Environmental Mapping course last summer as part of its Summer Academy program, he jumped at the chance to participate. The high school senior from Roslindale, Massachusetts, enrolled in the drone training precollege course to get a chance to fly drones in […]

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Pre-College Course Wrestles with the Climate Crisis and How to Build Strategies for the Future

Harlan Morehouse isn’t about to sugarcoat the severity of environmental challenges facing the world today. The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 1800s. Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with the five warmest years on record taking place since 2010. But the root causes […]

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Experiencing the Rigors of Academic Medicine in UVM’s Precollege High School Program

Mia Lobel is attending UVM in the fall and setting her sights on working in orthopedic medicine. Last summer, the high school senior from New Albany, Ohio, completed UVM’s Health and Medicine pre-college course to get a better sense of college life and the University’s rigorous academic expectations. The Health and Medicine course is part […]

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