Welcome to Continuing and Distance Education
Learn about our programs and offerings, then call us and meet with an advisor who can help you map an educational plan based on your background and goals. You can also take part in one of our many community events on campus and around the state.
After 100 years, we continue to provide flexible, relevant educational options at all stages of life because we believe the opportunity to learn should never stop.
Advising and Student SupportWe are dedicated to helping you access the University of Vermont. Our role is to aid in the course selection process by understanding your experience and goals, guiding you through registration, and serving as your resource during your time at UVM. Curious if your past college credits apply at UVM? Want to understand where a program will take you after completion? Looking for resources for financial aid, tutors, or UVM policies? Contact a CDE advisor to learn more. You have the goal; we can help you achieve it.
Our Advisory Board
College Credit Courses
Every semester, non-degree students enroll in more than 400 courses offered at convenient times for working professionals and part-time students. Undergraduate and graduate-level courses are offered for individuals interested in personal enrichment, as well as for professional advancement.
Certificate and Sequence Programs
Continuing and Distance Education offers programs in health, business, education, college re-entry, engineering, accounting, and the environment. Designed for working professionals, these programs are often shorter than a degree program and provide a body of knowledge applicable to career advancement.
Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences
CDE offers development opportunities for mid- to high-level business owners and managers, as well as national higher-education administrative, student affairs, and legal professionals. Legal Issues in Higher Education annual conference has an outstanding reputation and reaches a national audience.
Arts and Cultural Events
Enhancing the vibrancy of the UVM community and the state of Vermont, programs such as statewide Osher Lifelong Learning Institute fulfill CDE’s land-grant outreach mission. Reach out to learn more about OLLI and other CDE programs.
Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Continuing and Distance Education students in a required course of study leading to a degree may be eligible for Stafford Loans. In addition, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation sponsors a non-degree grant program for eligible students.