On July 1, 2018, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University, a single institution of higher education with physical campuses in Johnson and Lyndon as well as a strong distance-learning division. Current JSC Online and External Degree Program (EDP) students will become Northern Vermont University Online students.
While our name will change, our distance-learning students will continue to benefit from our small classes, flexible course scheduling, individualized attention from faculty, and expert advising.
This is an exciting time for our institution that will result in more opportunities for all of our students, but we understand that change can create questions. We’ve answered a few common questions below. Please let us know if you have questions that aren’t answered here.
Frequently Asked Questions from Current EDP Students
Will all my credits earned from CCV transfer?
Yes, all credits earned within the Vermont State Colleges System are transferable.
Will the External Degree Program degree programs change?
No. NVU Online will continue to offer bachelor's degrees in Business, Psychology, Wellness and Alternative Medicine, Professional Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Additionally, Lyndon’s 90% online Early Childhood Education program will be part of NVU Online.
Does it cost more to be an NVU Online student?
Tuition and fee increases are determined annually by the Vermont State Colleges’ System Board of Trustees for all of the institutions in the VSC System. The cost of attending Northern Vermont University, whether as an online or campus-based student, will not increase as a result of the unification of Johnson and Lyndon.
As a NVU Online student, do I have access to both Johnson and Lyndon campuses?
NVU Online students in our degree-completion program who utilize our face-to-face advising model (i.e., current EDP students), will continue to have access to certain campus services. NVU Online students who utilize our remote advising model (i.e., current JSC Online students) will not have access to campus services.
Am I still required to have 120 credits to earn my bachelor’s degree from Northern Vermont University?