My application is in..when will I hear?

This is, without a doubt, the most popular question this time of year from students who have already sent in their early action application. Since early September, students applying early action have been preparing and submitting their applications for admission. Nearly 12,000 students have submitted their early action application to UVM for the fall.

We notified our first group of early action applicants on November 10. Approximately 3,200 students received notification from us – we celebrated with them! Who received notification on this date? It was a group of students whose applications were complete, and whose applications made through our processing and review prior to November 10. There was not a system to this – and it also means that the remaining 8,800 early action applications remain under active consideration.

Our next decision notification will be on Wednesday, December 14. Students are notified on their application status portal (logging in using the “95” number that was sent in email soon after the application was received). Decisions are live there as of 5 pm ET on that day. Students will also receive a letter indicating a decision – either admit, defer to regular admission or deny.

What is the greatest barrier to receiving a decision on December 14? An incomplete application! We send periodic reminders to a student’s email address if their application is incomplete. Students can check their status anytime at the application status portal. Supporting information that has been received is located there, in addition to the items missing. Students should take action soon in order for those missing items to be sent. Early Action applicants are also encouraged to send us their 1st quarter/trimester grades – these often help us in the review process.

My application is complete…when will I hear? On December 14. Thank you for making sure that your application is complete!



January 15 application deadline extended

Today is the application deadline for fall admission to the University of Vermont. When this deadline date falls on the weekend, especially a holiday weekend, it raises questions about when the application can be submitted over the weekend. To alleviate questions and concerns about meeting the deadline, we have extended the deadline to Tuesday, January 17.  Students interested in applying for fall admissions to UVM may still submit an application anytime on Tuesday as still be considered on time.

Once an application is received, we send an email within 48 hours of our receipt of an application with an ID number that can be used to check if items are missing from the application.  Our admissions decisions are sent by March 16 (some are completed and students are notified on February 15.) Our applicants who applied as VIP candidates will receive admissions decisions on a rolling basis.

The application cycle for students applying for fall 2012 is nearing completion. UVM has received nearly 20,000 applications for this fall signifying that many students are excited about what UVM offers for undergraduates. We are excited to read these new ones, as we have enjoyed reviewing ones that were received in the early part of the cycle.

If you are still putting the finishing touches on the essay or on other parts of the application, there are still a couple more days to finish. We look forward to receiving your application!