When will the application open for Summer Academy?

The application will open February 15.

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

The parent/guardian agrees that the student is academically ready to try out for a college level course.  Parent/guardian signs approval form.  Student needs to be a high school rising junior, senior or recent graduate.

Can I bring a vehicle on campus while I am staying there?

No. We ask that students are dropped off for their residential stay.  It is a liability to our program if students have the ability to come and go.  We have activities planned for the duration of the residential portion.

What precautions are taken to ensure students’ safety at this program?

The University of Vermont takes the safety of its students very seriously. 

On the first day we have both Police Services and the Fire Marshal come to go over fire and safety on campus. 

All of our classes are on the UVM campus.  The RA’s and the Lead Activities Coordinator will accompany students to any on and off-campus activity.  The RA’s go through a full training prior to summer programs. 

Our residential program maintains strict chaperone and RA to student ratios of 1:10 and provide ample training to ensure students remain safe during the program. 

Students are strongly encouraged download and familiarize themselves with the LiveSafe app.  UVM’s LiveSafe app is a versatile mobile two-way safety communications platform and safety tool. It provides campus community members the ability to share information with campus safety partners, including calling or messaging Police for emergency help from anywhere.  It also contains a “SafeWalk” feature that allows students to select someone to virtually follow them while waalking from place to place. 

Recognition of threats and concerns on campus?

Please review this site for tips and information on how to recognize concerning behavior and to take action if needed. We all serve as the eyes and ears of the university when it comes to safety. If you see something, say something. It is also important to bring concerns, observations, and information directly to UVM Police Services first, so any potential threat can be assessed and necessary action can be taken. 

Fire and life safety on the UVM campus:

Please review UVM’s fire and life safety initiatives on this website. The most important actions we can all take to keep our community safe are to recognize and report all emergencies promptly, to understand and observe the prohibited hazardous items in our residence halls and all buildings in general, and to promptly evacuate buildings when the fire alarm system activates. UVM’s Annual Fire Safety Report for Student Housing contains additional useful information to help prepare you for your stay on campus. 

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: TBD courses will be in person and TBD courses will be online.  If you choose to reside on campus, check-in will be Sunday and checkout will be Friday, XXXXXX before noon.

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

While participating in Summer Academy, students will attend scheduled lectures on campus the first two weeks following two weeks online. You also have access to UVM Pre-College Enrichment Learning Community which offers a vast amount of resources from orientation to online support to library access.

If I choose to commute rather than reside on campus, what is available to me?

With your CatCard (which will be on your phone), you will access to the library, the CCTA buses and you can choose to dine on campus for lunch (bring cash, card or put money on your CatCard).  You can go to the gym if you are over 18 (you have to show ID), however the fitness center hours during the summer are much more limited.

What is my student status at UVM?

As a high school student, you are enrolled with UVM Professional and Continuing 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 academic pricing.  The remainder of the cost is for room, board and activities while residing on campus.

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 mail.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.

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 25 – 30 hours per week on this class for the first two weeks.  Depending on your class, this may include, lectures, labs, videos, online group work, discussion board, and homework. The second two weeks online will be a final assignment and/or discussion board work, along with possible one-hour live session with your instructor.  This will depend by course, but the online time commitment is about 10 hours over the final two weeks.  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 opens February 15, 2024. You will receive an email confirmation, once you’re registration is processed, 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 to participate in 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.