Academic Support

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At Vermont State University, we provide the individualized academic support you need to succeed. Your advisors and instructors are here to guide you, and we also offer support in areas where you need a little extra help – from tutoring and skills development to help with time management and becoming a better test-taker. Additional opportunities are available through our TRIO Student Support Services, Lyndon Link, and McNair Scholars Program for students who are the first in their family to attend college, are dependent upon financial aid to pay for college, and/or are from an underserved background.

Summer Bridge Program

Are you the first in your family to attend college, dependent upon financial aid to pay for college, or have a disability? Consider applying for the Summer Bridge program offered at our Castleton, Johnson, and Lyndon campuses. With Summer Bridge you’ll arrive on campus early with other new students, joining with upper-class student mentors to learn all about campus life. Workshops, projects, and experiential activities will explore a range of topics, including study strategies, time management, writing research papers, and paying for college.

Learn more about the Summer Bridge program.

TRIO SSS and Lyndon Link

At Vermont State University, we’re proud of our TRIO connection. Funded by the US Department of Education, TRIO Student Support Services and Lyndon Link make sure all motivated students, regardless of their income or background, can succeed in college.

Many Vermont State University students qualify for extra support through TRIO SSS and Lyndon Link, such as supplemental grant aid, leadership development, and graduate school trips. If any of the following apply to you, you may be eligible for TRIO SSS or Lyndon Link:

  • You are a first-generation college student. (Neither of your parents has a four-year college degree.)
  • You meet certain income guidelines.
  • You have a documented disability.

    Like all of our services, SSS TRIO services are free for our students.
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Apply for TRIO SSS or Lyndon Link!

For students enrolled in a certificate or associate’s degree program complete this form.

Multilingual Students

Vermont State offers multilingual students the resources to be successful academically and adjust to a new language and culture. Academic support resources include help with academic English reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, and cultural literacy, and services are available both in-person and remotely. Students can also receive individual tutoring support or take courses designed specifically for multilingual students.

Our Pathway Program for English Language Learners on the Castleton Campus is designed for students who are working to achieve the English proficiency requirements needed for admission to their degree program.

For more information about Multilingual Student Services or the Pathway Program, contact 802.468.1347 or

Diversity, Equity, Inclusions, & Social Justice

At Vermont State University, we firmly believe that embracing diversity, promoting equity, and striving for inclusion enriches the learning experience and empowers every individual to reach their full potential. Our commitment to fostering a welcoming and accessible environment ensures that all students, faculty, and staff feel valued and respected. We actively work to break down barriers, promote equity, and celebrate diverse perspectives to empower every individual’s academic journey.

Through ongoing assessment and action, we integrate these principles into every aspect of our academic support system. We strive to create a transformative educational experience, where social justice values flourish, and students are equipped to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond. We stand together to build an inclusive and equitable academic support network that empowers every member of our diverse community to thrive. 

Contact Us

We are here for you!

Castleton and Killington: 802.468.1347; Babcock Hall
Johnson and Online: 802.635.1259; Dewey Hall
Lyndon: 802.626.6210; Samuel Read Hall Library and Academic Center
Randolph, Dental Hygiene Online, Nurse Re-entry, ADN, PN, and Online BSN Programs: 802.728.1396; Conant Hall
Williston: 802.728.1396; 400 Building, Room 406