Last Wednesday was a great day at UVM! We had the honor of inviting a wonderful group of high school students from across the U.S. and the world to join UVM’s Class of 2020. From 41 states, Washington, D.C, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and more than a dozen countries world-wide, our early action students are some of the best. They are well-prepared to tackle the rigor and inquiry at UVM, but they also are individuals who have already made an impact in their own communities. They love the outdoors, play sports, are Eagle Scouts, researchers, snowboarders, and class presidents. Together, they will become the university’s first-year class. Can’t way to see who says yes!
The highlight of my Wednesday evening was to watch the reactions on social media as students found out the decision. You can see them all by searching #UVMsaidYes. But here are a few:
And in summary:
So after all the excitement, what happens next? Just yesterday, we posted merit scholarships for our early action applicants. They can be found on the application status website. Letters are going in the mail next week.
We also receive a number of questions about invitations to the Honors College at this time of year. The first group of invitations will be extended during the week of January 11. The review will continue through the middle of March.
January 1 is the time to begin working on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline is February 10. If exact 2015 information for taxes is not completed by that date, it is important to still submit the FAFSA with estimated information and then update it when it is available.
It’s also time to schedule an visit during an Admitted Student Visit Day. What happens during these days? The campus opens its doors for students and parents to learn more about the academic area to which a student is admitted, tour a residence hall, learn more about study abroad or the Career Center. Even if you have visited previously, this is a can’t miss day. Reservations should be made and can be done online.
In late January, we begin a series of 13 admitted student receptions, hosted by UVM alumni, around the country. The locations and dates can be found here. Reservations can be made online. I hope to see you at one of these programs this winter.
Finally, it’s a great time to explore all the great academic offerings in the college/school to which you are admitted.Your letter of admission as well as the Admissions Application Status on the website will confirm the college/school as well as the major to which you were admitted. Where do I start? First, explore offerings on the college/school websites. Links to their sites can be found on our academic homepage. Next, I suggest reviewing the catalogue. This online document has curriculum plans for each major and a description of each of the courses offered. Course registration happens in June during orientation but exploring offerings now will help you in making decisions about majors and programs.
Lots of good information can be found on our admitted student website. Be sure to check it out. Join the Class of 2020 Facebook group. An invitation was sent to each admitted student with a link to join the group.
Our staff is here to help! Be in touch with any questions. In the meantime, congratulations on admission to UVM’s Class of 2020!