global gateway program

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry 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 Pre-Master's Program 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 a minimum TOEFL, IELTS or Password Test score – you can take the Password test free of charge at worldwide locations. Contact us to find out more.

The length of your Global Gateway program depends on your level of English language proficiency.

Minimum GGP requirements:

3-term GGP
55 TOEFL iBT  
5.5 IELTS
5.5 Password Test

2-term GGP
65 TOEFL iBT
6.5 IELTS
6.0 Password Test

1-term GGP
80 TOEFL iBT
6.5 IELTS
6.5 Password Test

Direct Entry to an undergraduate degree
90 TOEFL iBT 
6.5 IELTS

Pre-Master's Program

Find the English language and academic requirements required to apply for the Pre-Master's Program (PMP) at UVM.

To apply for the PMP, you need a minimum 2.75 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 PMP, 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 PMP requirements:

2-term PMP
75 TOEFL iBT
6.0 IELTS

1-term PMP
85 TOEFL iBT
6.5 IELTS

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