FAQs

Who are GAP students?

GAP students are demonstrating academic readiness to matriculate into an undergraduate program.

As a GAP student, am I considered a UVM student?

Yes. GAP students are enrolled as non-degree students at UVM.

Can I request housing if I am in the GAP program?

No. On-campus housing is not available at this time.

Can I take courses at other colleges while enrolled in GAP?

Yes, but the courses on your GAP contract must be taken at UVM.

Can I take a course that is not part of my GAP contract?

Yes, with the approval of a GAP advisor.

I enrolled in UVM courses several years ago. Can these credits be counted toward my GAP contract?

No. You must inform your advisor of any coursework completed at UVM prior to establishing a GAP contract.

Must I select a major to enroll in GAP?

Each GAP contract is established for a specific major, even if you select an “undecided” major.  You cannot change your major during your GAP contract. However, upon admission to UVM, you can change your major in consultation with your Academic Advisor.

If I do not meet the requirements of my contract, am I eligible to re-enroll in GAP?

No. Students are eligible for enrollment in GAP only one time.

How often do I need to meet with my GAP advisor?

You are encouraged to meet with your program advisor often and are required to meet every semester, prior to registration.

Is financial aid available to GAP students?

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation sponsors a non-degree grant program for eligible students. To learn about payment options such as payment plans and employer-payment information, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

Are veterans able to use their GI Bill benefits as GAP students?

GAP students are considered non-degree students. This may affect eligibility to use the GI Bill and other benefits awarded to veterans. Please consult the VA for details on the types of academic programs eligible for funding. For more information about UVM Support for Student Veterans, please visit http://www.uvm.edu/~veterans/.

Are UVM campus resources available to GAP students?

You will have access to a number of resources available to UVM students, including the library, tutoring services, academic support, disability services at ACCESS, and other campus resources.