UVM Summer Academy is an immersive, academically challenging 4-week virtual program designed for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are interested in earning college credits while exploring a relevant academic interest. Summer Academy courses are designed specific for and enroll only pre-college students.

Our program offers high school students the incredible opportunity to learn from renowned professors and experience an intensive online academic environment. You’ll study alongside like-minded students, showcase your potential to college admissions officers, and even earn 3 transferable college credits.

Our virtual course options allow you to access UVM academics from wherever you are.

Students who participate in Summer Academy:

  • Stay intellectually engaged over the summer and avoid boredom
  • Are exposed to new ideas and perspectives
  • Explore topical content areas such as COVID-19 or the Global Climate Crisis through interactive online courses
  • Make new friends from around the country
  • Pay high school reduced tuition rates or utilize Vermont dual enrollment vouchers which cover cost of tuition

UVM Summer Academy Course Dates 2021

UVM Summer Academy is a 4 week online program

Dates: July 6 – 30, 2021

UVM Summer Academy courses are taught by UVM faculty, and students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as UVM undergraduate students. Completed college credit courses will result in an official college grade and will be added to the student’s University of Vermont transcript.

Catamount Enrichment Learning Community Experience

The Catamount Enrichment Learning Community is designed to prepare high school students for life in college and beyond by, providing best practices in online teaching and learning, building study skills, and learning about the college admissions process. Students also gain an introduction to University of Vermont resources and virtual community Learn more

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“I really enjoyed taking the Health & Medicine Summer Academy course. Despite everything being online and not being able to meet everyone in person and be more hands-on, I feel like everyone tried their best to make the online experience worth it. We still had guest speakers, demonstrations, and tours of the labs. I learned so much not only about how COVID-19 affects the body at the cellular level, but also about the many different medical career options. Taking this class helped me to sort out what path I think I want to take in the medical field as well as it made me very excited for my future!”
– Anonymous, Health and Medicine

“Professor Ray was extremely kind, compassionate, and understanding of COVID circumstances. Many thanks to her!”
– Anonymous, Biomedical Science and Human Disease

“Thanks, such a great experience!”
– Helen Bradshaw, Facing Environmental Futures

“I really enjoyed how Koela Ray posted previously filmed labs from YouTube, even if they didn’t perfectly align with what she may have done. It was really useful in comprehending the concept of a lab, without the privilege of actually performing one. I also thoroughly enjoyed the use of Tophat, because it was very organized and accessible. I was always able to find my materials and know exactly when and where things were due.”
– Emmaleigh Sturm, Biomedical Science and Human Disease

“I thought this was a fantastic class and Ms. Ray was a great teacher!”
– Natalie Preston, Biomedical Science and Human Disease

I was able to learn so much in short amount of time. It expanded my idea of what this field really was and showed me yet another career option. While of course it was tiring and a lot of work, I would not trade it for anything!”
-Alanna Nash – Drones for Environmental Mapping

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to participate in Summer Academy at UVM. By the end of the program, I had met a lovely group of people whom I still keep in contact with, I gained a much clearer understanding of what I want to do, and I feel like I could go to college tomorrow, which I feel puts me ahead of a lot of other students. It was an experience I will absolutely never forget. Now, as a senior, I am applying to UVM as one of my top choices!”
-Kate Ciesielski – Health and Medicine

I would strongly encourage anyone and everyone to attend the UVM Summer Academy if they have a class that meets what they are interested in. It’s a really good experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
-Morgan Burnham – Health and Medicine

#StudentVoices: Summer Academy Alumni Hannah Sher Explains how the Course Helps on College Applications