Early College Students
Climb higher with Early College.
Apply to Vermont State University to begin Early College in fall 2023.
On July 1, 2023, Northern Vermont University will join Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University, a reimagined higher education institution building on the strong legacies of its founding institutions. Learn more at VermontState.edu.
It’s never too early to find your direction and follow it. At Northern Vermont University, motivated high school seniors can complete their high school graduation requirements while taking classes and earning college credit at our Lyndon or Johnson campuses or 100% Online—tuition free. Plus, students who decide to live on campus will earn a one-time $4,000 Early College Housing Scholarship. Students enrolling in the Early College program at NVU for the 2022-23 year will also receive a $500 voucher for textbooks*!
You’ll challenge yourself with college-level work while discovering what it’s like to Do North at Northern Vermont University. Our supportive faculty; small, personalized classes; and warm, welcoming campus communities will help you navigate your path and reach your destination.
The Northern Vermont University Early College program enables you to:
- Finish your last year of high school while taking college classes.
- Earn up to 30 college credits over two semesters—tuition-free.*
- Immerse yourself in college life by exploring our academic and recreational resources, enjoying our cultural and social events, and even by living on campus.
- Explore your major and determine your next steps toward achieving your goals.
- **NEW** 100% Online option; let us know if you are interested.
*Students are responsible for associated fees including books, course fees, transportation, and housing (if opting to live on campus).
- NVU Early College is open to Vermont high school seniors age 16 and older.
- Application deadline is June 1, 2022.
How to Apply
- Complete and submit the online application.
- Submit the following to Admissions@NorthernVermont.edu:
- Early College Interview (admissions office will contact you to schedule)
* Textbook voucher can be used only in Northern Vermont University bookstores during the 2022-23 academic year. Offer applies to NVU campus bookstores and NVU online bookstores. Please note that the voucher is distributed between both the first and second semesters. You must use the voucher before the end of the add drop period.
*For students who are eligible for the Vermont Early College program. See the State of Vermont Agency of Education website for more details.