UVM Summer Academy is an outstanding, academically challenging 4-week program (2 weeks on campus, 2 weeks online) for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are interested in exploring a specific field of study.

Our program affords high school students the incredible opportunity to earn transferable credits, gain first-hand knowledge of campus life, interact with peers from across the globe in a one-of-kind immersive experience, and, as the college application process becomes increasingly competitive, allows them to showcase their potential to higher education recruiters.

UVM Summer Academy offers your high school student the chance to immerse themselves in the academic rigor (and fun!) of the college experience. For the on-campus portion of the program, rest assured that your student will be occupied when they are not in class with pre-planned, supervised activities and provided with a campus meal plan covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our dining halls. They will be housed in a state-of-the-art dorm, our Central Campus Residence Hall, located at the heart of our campus and opened in 2017. From their dormitory, your student will have access to a fitness center, a connector to the library, and the Green Mountain Walkway, which traverses campus. They will be sharing a room with another student in the program, and should bring a comforter if needed, a laptop, and their enthusiasm!

All students will participate in the class they are registered for during the day. Workshops and other group activities will be held in the evenings.

UVM Summer Academy Course Dates 2020

UVM Summer Academy is a hybrid program with 2 weeks of on-campus work and 2 weeks of online work:

July 6 – 10: First week of on-campus programming. Classes will be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Explore available course programs.

July 13 – 16: Second week of on-campus programming. Classes will be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

July 20 – 31: Third and Fourth Week online programming.  Students can expect to commit approximately 10 hours per week online completing final projects/assignments.

UVM Summer Academy Residential Program Dates

July 5 – Arrive on campus and check in between 10am-1pm (you will receive emails starting in early June with information and a schedule of activities)

July11/12 – Weekend activities planned for residential students

July 17 – Check out Friday morning anytime before noon

Residential Summer Academy students will:

Commuter Summer Academy students will:

  • Attend Class

UVM Summer Academy 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. Students are required to complete both the on-campus and online components of the program to earn course credits.

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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

UVM Summer Academy was a great experience. I got to meet lots of new people and friends. To get the full experience I would strongly encourage staying on campus. Going to UVM Summer Academy for two weeks made me so excited to go to four years of college.”
-Mckenzie McNall – Health and Medicine

I am so glad I did this program. Being residential really made the experience a thousand times better. I made many new friends from all around the country and talked to almost everybody! The community we created was so welcoming and after three days it felt like we had known each other for three months. I have never bonded with a group of people so quickly. This, by far, has been one of the best experiences of my life.”
-Meika Shuman – Health and Medicine