Lots to look forward to in 2015!

Last week, we passed the first-year application deadline for students interested in applying for fall 2015. There were many high school seniors working on applications and sending them to UVM. This weekend, we surpassed the highest number of applications ever submitted to UVM. As of today, we are just shy of 25,000! (contrast that to 10 years ago when the total number of applications received for first-year admission was 13,015 and this was a record then.)

One of the common questions we continue to receive is if it is too late to apply for fall admission. Since we’ve heard from some students that they are working on their applications, we will continue to accept applications this week (week of Jan. 19) and consider them as on time. Beginning the week of January 26, we will consider accepting applications on a case-by-case basis. There is still plenty of time for transfer students to apply for fall admission- the transfer applicant deadline is April 15.

Our staff continues to read applications and make admissions decisions. Our final notification date is Friday, March 13. There also will be a group of admit decisions that ail be released in mid-February. Students who applied under the VIP admissions plan will receive their admissions decision on a rolling basis. Students whose application was deferred will learn the admissions decision in the March 13 decision release.

Last Monday, our spring semester classes began and it was great to welcome students back to campus. Winter in Vermont is an exciting time – in addition to engaging classes (UVM hosted Salman Rushdie last week) and great campus activities (Winterfest is a student favorite), students are cheering on our nationally-ranked men’s hockey team and a men’s basketball team that is currently undefeated in America East play. Our students are also finding time to take a break from studying to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and all the other favorite winter activities.

What are our students looking forward to in 2015? Here’s a video highlighting a sampling of a few of our students sharing what’s happening for them in 2015. We look forward to many of our admitted students saying YES and joining us as UVM students in the fall of 2015. There’s lots to look forward to at UVM in 2015!