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Instructions by Applicant Type

First-Year Applicants

If you have never previously attended any college or university, please submit:
  • Completed application
  • $46 application fee (payable to Vermont Technical College)
  • Official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the senior year or official scores from a high school equivalency exam (GED)
  • SAT I or ACT results
  • Personal Essay (250-500 words; topic of your choice)

Transfer Applicants

If you have previously taken college-level work at another college or university, please submit:
  • Completed application
  • $46 application fee (payable to Vermont Technical College)
  • Official high school transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended, whether seeking transfer credit or not
  • Official transcript(s) from any other Vermont State College attended prior to the 2002 summer term
  • SAT I or ACT results, if available
  • Personal Essay (250-500 words; topic of your choice)

International Applicants

If your applying as an international student, you are required to submit the following:
Completed application
  • $46 application fee (payable to Vermont Technical College)
  • Official secondary school (high school) transcript evaluated by a foreign credentials evaluation service. For a list of companies, go to http://www.naces.org/members.html
  • Official college/university transcript (if applicable). We require the transcript to be evaluated by a foreign credentials evaluation service.
  • Official TOEFL score if English is not your first language. The
  • minimum score required is 500 for the paper test, 173 for
  • the computer test and 61 for the internet test. IELTS is also
  • accepted, with a minimum score of 6.
  • Provide a copy of your passport. Email it to admissions@vtc.edu
  • International students are encouraged to apply between the months of November and April due to the length Visa process.
  • Upon acceptance international students are required to submit a $300 deposit before issuing your I-20. The $300 will be credited to the fall semester bill.
  • Personal Essay (250-500 words; topic of your choice)

Vermont Academy of Science & Technology

Priority deadline for VAST applications is April 1st.
Application requirements for high school juniors applying to this accelerated high school program:
  • Completed application
  • $46 application fee
  • Official High School transcript with first semester junior grades
  • PSAT, SAT I or ACT results
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • College-administered placement test; Accuplacer
  • Personal Interview - to occur after all supporting documents have been received
  • On a separate page, please write an essay discussing the following:
Why are you applying to the academy?
What are your academic and career goals?
How do you think attending the academy will assist you to reach these goals?
What can you contribute to the Vermont Tech community?

Allied Health Applicants

Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Respiratory Therapy

Fall start only for Practical Nursing, Associate's Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Respiratory Therapy.
If you are applying to one of the Allied Health programs, please submit:
  • Completed application (indicate your first choice of location only)
  • $46 application fee (payable to Vermont Technical College)
  • Official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the senior year or official scores from a high school equivalency exam (GED)
  • SAT I or ACT results
  • Vermont Tech placement test scores: Acceptance guidelines include placement into freshman level English and minimum Accuplacer scores of 70 for Arithmetic and 40 for Algebra. Respiratory Therapy requires a minimum Algebra score of 50. Testing may be waived if an applicant has previous assessment testing from another Vermont State College or if the applicant has approved transfer credit in math and English. Please contact Admissions for a waiver decision.
  • Personal Essay (250-500 words; topic of your choice)
  • Two signed letters of recommendation, dated within the past six months, with recommender's contact information. Letters should address your work ethic; communication skills; potential for adaptation to a fast-paced clinical environment; and potential to competently and compassionately deliver health care to patients across the lifespan. Letters from family members or friends cannot be accepted.

Additional requirements for associate's degree in nursing

  • A copy of your current LPN license (without any sanctions/restrictions)
  • If you are not a graduate of the Vermont Tech PN program or attended Vermont Tech prior to 1997 you must show completion of college-level equivalency for: Anatomy & Physiology I & II (8 credits); Nutrition (3 credits); and Concepts of Human Growth & Development (3 credits)
  • If you are a graduate of a non-college PN program, you must submit your PN program transcript
  • Proof that you have passed the PN Natinal Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN)
  • If you are a current PN student, you must attain a first semster GPA of 3.2 or higher. If a LPN graduate, you must have a GPA of 3.0 in your LPN coursework. BIO 2120, ENG 1061, MATH 1040, PSY 1010, and an approved Arts/Humanities elective may be taken after LPN graduation to improve your GPA to a 3.0 level
  • If you are a LPN, you must submit two signed letters of recommendation with recommender's contact information which address your clinical competence; work ethic; potential transition to an RN role, particularly with respect to leadership, management, and accountability; and interpersonal skills
  • Current PN students must have submitted a Summary of Clinical Performance document. This document must be completed by each clinical faculty member.
  • PN students attempting to complete courses for the ADN Program may not enroll in spring or summer courses at any VSC institution until their spring term is complete.


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