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Welcome to Continuing and Distance Education

Every year, we help thousands of non-traditional students continue their education at the University of Vermont. Through collaborations with UVM's various colleges and schools, we offer courses and programs to help you explore your options, whether you're planning a career change, looking for personal enrichment or professional development, or preparing for an undergraduate or advanced degree.

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 Support

We 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

Bruce Barton
Director, College Counseling, Holderness School
David Carlson
Coordinator of Student Veteran Services, University of Vermont
Alec Adams
Assistant Dean of Administration for the School of Business Administration, University of Vermont
Anne Forcier
Executive Director of Board Relations, UVM Foundation
Joyce Judy
President, Community College of Vermont
Katie Jennings
Scientist, Products Claims and Compliance, Seventh Generation
JOAN LENES
Former Business Owner and Legislator
JOHN N. EVANS
Senior Advisor, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Technology Transfer
MEGAN CAMP
Vice President and Program Director, Shelburne Farms
L. SIMONE WASHINGTON
Social Mission Strategy and Policy Manager, Ben & Jerry’s
LAWRENCE (larry) P. RUDIGER, PH.D.
Senior lecturer, University of Vermont
Lynn Coale
superintendant, Patricia A. Hannaford Regional Technical school District
Selene Coburn
Associate library Professor and state representative, University of Vermont and state of Vermont
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

College Credit Courses
Certificate and Sequence Programs
Professional Credit Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences
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 and career advancement. Courses taken through CDE can also prepare you for a UVM undergraduate or graduate degree program. There is no application process for taking an individual course. We encourage you to contact us for help in course selection and the registration process, especially if you’re a first-time student.
Certificate and Sequence Programs
In collaboration with various UVM colleges, 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 change and career advancement.
Professional Credit Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences
CDE offers professional 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 in higher education and reaches a national audience.