global gateway program

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

University Entry and English Language Requirements

Through the Global Gateway Program, you can apply to study at UVM with a lower level of English than you need for direct entry.

To apply for the undergraduate Global Gateway Program or Master's International Year for graduate study, you need a minimum level of English language proficiency. You also need to meet UVM’s academic requirements, plus any additional requirements requested by your school or college.

Undergraduate

Find the English language and academic requirements required to apply for the undergraduate Global Gateway Program (GGP).

To apply for the undergraduate GGP, you will need:

  • The equivalent of a minimum 2.75 GPA (Grade Point Average)
  • To have completed the equivalent of US High School

During High School, you must have studied:

  • 2 years of the same foreign language (American Sign Language is allowed)
  • 3 years of a natural or physical science, including a laboratory science
  • 3 years of social sciences
  • 3 years of Mathematics (algebra I, algebra II and geometry, or equivalents)
  • 4 years of English

Some schools or colleges have additional academic requirements. They may also give recommendations as to what you should have studied.

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Required: One year of Biology and one year of Chemistry for science majors. 
Recommended: One year of physics; at least one year of mathematics beyond the standard requirement (pre-calculus or calculus preferred).

College of Arts & Sciences

Required: Musics majors must pass an audition (except concentrations in Music Business and Technology).
Recommended: Liberal arts coursework; four years of mathematics (including trigonometry); four years of foreign language study.

Grossman School of Business

Required: Four years of Mathematics, including at least one year beyond Algebra II. Trigonometry, pre-calculus, or calculus preferred.
Recommended: No additional recommendations.

College of Education & Social Services

Required: No additional requirements.
Recommended: One year of Biology for Social Work major or Human Development & Family Studies major. Math and Science coursework beyond the minimum for Education majors.

College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences

Required: Four years of Math (including trigonometry or pre-calculus). One year of Chemistry and one year of Physics for Engineering majors. All other majors require two years of a laboratory-based science.
Recommended: No additional recommendations.

The Rubenstein School of Environmental & Natural Resources

Required: One year of Biology, one year of Chemistry or Physics, and one additional year of college preparatory math beyond Algebra II.
Recommended: No additional recommendations.

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Required: One year of Biology, one year of Chemistry, and four years of math (including trigonometry or pre-calculus).
Recommended: Exercise & Movement Science, Medical Radiation Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science majors: 1 year of physics.

To apply for the undergraduate GGP, you need to meet the minimum English language entry requirements.. Contact us to find out more.

Minimum GGP requirements:

3-term GGP
50 TOEFL iBT
5.5 IELTS
80 Duolingo English Test
50-56 Pearson Versant
40 Pearson PTE
162 Cambridge English Exam
83/120; 105/150 GaoKao English

2-term GGP
65 TOEFL iBT
6.0 IELTS
90 Duolingo English Test
57-63 Pearson Versant
48 Pearson PTE
169 Cambridge English Exam
91/120; 115/150 GaoKao English

Accelerated 1-term GGP
80 TOEFL iBT
6.5 IELTS
105 Duolingo English Test
64+ Pearson Versant
55 Pearson PTE
180 Cambridge English Exam
105/120; 130/150 GaoKao English
*Only available for admission once the application period for Direct Admission has closed.

If you are a fluent English speaker and would like to apply to join your degree program directly, without studying undergraduate GGP, you must meet the following requirements:

English language entry requirements:

80 TOEFL iBT
6.5 IELTS
105 Duolingo English Test
180 Cambridge English Exam
Pearson Versant, Pearson PTE, and Gaokao English scores are not accepted for direct admission to undergraduate programs.

Academic:

Minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College I Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education and Social Services
  • Rubenstein Scholl of Environment and Natural Resources

Minimum 3.3 GPA (4.0 scale)

  • College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Grossman School of Business

Additional Academic:

  • 4 years of English
  • 2 years of foreign language
  • 3 years of science
  • 3 years of social sciences
  • 3 years of math

Master's International Year

Find the English language and academic requirements required to apply for the Master's International Year at UVM.

To apply for the Master's International Year you need a minimum 3.0 GPA (Grade Point Average) in the same undergraduate discipline as your master’s program. You also need strong academic achievement in your core disciplinary coursework.

To apply for the Master's International Year, you need to have a minimum TOEFL or IELTS English language score. The length of your program depends on your level of English language proficiency.

Minimum Master's International Year requirements:

2-term Master's International Year
75 TOEFL iBT
6.0 IELTS
60-63 Pearson Versant

Important: Supporting Documents

To ensure you meet all the University of Vermont entry requirements, you must submit supporting documents as evidence when you apply. You will not be considered for admission until we receive all supporting documents.

FAQ: Do I Need IELTS or TOEFL to Apply

Pearson Versant, TOEFL and IELTS are recognized for the undergraduate Global Gateway Program and the Master's International Year.

FAQ: What do my Grades Mean in the USA?

World Education Services (WES) offers free grade conversion guides for more than 120 countries, so you can compare your grades to the US Grade Point Average (GPA) scale.

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