First-Year Students

As a first-year college student at Vermont State University, you’ll enter a learning community with a wonderful network of support to help you thrive in class and make connections and friendships that will last a lifetime!

You’re considered a first-year student if you have not completed college coursework after graduating from high school or earning a GED. Note: Students who earned college credit during high school are still considered first-year students, and the college credit earned may be transferred to their Vermont State program.

Right from the start, Vermont State staff will help you to settle in, whether you’re living on campus or commuting. You’ll meet new friends, connect with faculty, and learn about all of the activities you can join in. Our Student Success teams are truly committed to your success, with advising and academic staff dedicated to helping you to excel in class and beyond. And our career services staff in combination with faculty connections in the field will match you with applied learning, internship, and job opportunities for fantastic hands-on learning experiences.

Vermont State offers it all — Small classes with dedicated faculty. A five-campus university with cross-campus opportunities. Accessible and affordable education. So many opportunities to make the personal connections that will help you build your future.

We look forward to getting to know
you and welcoming you to Vermont State!