Vermont State Colleges Offer New Direct Admissions Program

The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) is pleased to announce the Direct Admissions program, which gives Community College of Vermont (CCV) graduates guaranteed transfer admission into Castleton University, Johnson State, Lyndon State or Vermont Tech, where students have the option of enrolling in one of nearly 50 bachelor’s degree programs, with more expected soon.

Direct Admissions represents the VSCS’s commitment to making higher education accessible and flexible for all Vermonters. The program allows students to save both time and money, eliminate the uncertainty of the transfer process, benefit from the support of two partnering institutions, and complete two degree programs.  

“One of the goals of the program is to make a four-year degree more attainable for Vermont students who may not be thinking college is in their future,” said Castleton University Dean of Enrollment Maurice Ouimet, expressing his enthusiasm for the opportunity to collaborate with CCV in support of Vermont students. “Our hope is that the pairing of a CCV and Castleton degree plan will be an accessible, affordable and straight-forward pathway to a successful future.”

In early 2016 Castleton and CCV announced their own guaranteed admission program, continuing to grow the thriving partnership between the two institutions.   

The university also reached an articulation agreement with CCV, along several other two-year colleges in the region, stating that students who transfer to Castleton having earned an Associate’s Degree from one of these partner institutions will receive the Transfer Success Scholarship. This scholarship of $4,650 per year is awarded to students entering Castleton on a full-time basis in the fall or spring semester. Scholarship amounts will be prorated for part-time students.

“By committing to admit students to their destination college at the start of their time at CCV, we are giving students the clearest possible path to transfer,” said CCV Director of Admissions Adam Warrington. “Students won’t have to wonder if they are taking the right courses or if their courses will transfer. They won’t have to worry about requirements changing. They will know that every one of the courses they take at CCV will fit into both their associate and bachelor’s degrees.”

Pathways for students enrolled in Direct Admissions include a detailed transfer map, which outlines a specific course of study. Such transfer pathways allow students to reach their academic goals with support, efficiency and clear direction.

For more information, visit the Direct Admissions program.