FAQs

What requirements do students need to have to participate in Summer Academy?

Summer precollege program is that the student’s parent/guardian agrees that the student is academically ready to try out a college course.

What if I need reasonable accommodations?

When registering, please provide information regarding any conditions or accommodations you/your child might require for participation in the program.  We will send you information of how to connect with Student Accessibility Services.

What are the dates of  Summer Academy?

Summer Academy dates are: July 6-31, 2020.

What is available to you while participating in the Summer Academy program?

While participating in Summer Academy, students will attend scheduled lectures online. You also have access to Catamount Enrichment Learning Community Resources which offers a vast amount of resources from orientation to online support to library access.

What is my student status at UVM?

As a high school student, you are enrolled with University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education as non-degree student with rights and privileges to UVM resources.

How much does Summer Academy cost?

Please refer to the Tuition and Fees page for detailed pricing.

Does summer academy have financial aid or scholarships?

Financial aid is not available for students participating in this program and there are no scholarships available at this time.

How will I be billed for my course?

You will be notified via email to your UVM email address when your bill is available online. For summer courses, you will not receive a bill until mid-May. UVM does not send paper bills. Your bill will indicate your due date – please note that your bill may be due before your classes begin. Bills not paid by the due date are subject to a $250 late fee and a hold on your student record. Visit www.uvm.edu/~stdfinsv to view all bill and payment due dates. PLEASE NOTE: If someone else will be paying your bill, you have the option to set up a Proxy on your account. To do this, go to the Student Financial Services (SFS) page in your myUVM portal and select ‘Set Up SFS Proxy Access and Manage Authorizations.”

Why is it important to use my UVM email?

UVM email is UVM’s official method of contact with students and staff. It is very important that you regularly check your UVM email or forward it to another e-mail account that you check regularly once you are registered. Once you have activated your UVM email, you can read your email via the web at webmail.uvm.edu or you can access it in your Myuvm portal page. Important messages from UVM, such as class cancellation notices, billing, announcements of special events, and financial aid communications will only be sent via your UVM email address. UVM professors also use email to notify you of any pre-class assignments or requirements. Billing notifications will ONLY be sent to your UVM email. It is extremely important to activate your UVM email as soon as possible and check it regularly.

Are there prerequisites for the Summer Academy course, what should I expect?

No, there are not any prerequisites for the courses; they are designed for beginner or intermediate students.

Will I earn college credit?

For all of the Summer Academy courses you will earn 3 credits. These credits are part of your official UVM transcript.

What is the approximate time commitment for the course?

You should plan to spend at least 20 hours per week on this class.  Depending on your class, this may include, lectures, labs, videos, online group work, discussion board, and homework. Students find the discussion boards with fellow students and instructors to be very engaging.  Your participation can take place anytime, including evenings and on weekends.

How do I register for my Summer Academy class and know what my schedule will be?

UVM Summer registration doesn’t open until early March. You will receive an email to your UVM email address indicating you are registered and at that time you can log in to your myuvm portal and check your schedule.

Do I need a laptop or computer?

Yes, laptops or tablets are required for an online UVM courses. Please refer to the course syllabus or email your instructor for exact course requirements. Please be sure you have Microsoft Office or a similar word processing program on your computer so you are able to complete course homework.