1. Confirm Your Enrollment
2. Complete the Required Forms
3. How to Get Here, What to Bring & When to Arrive
4. A Sense of Place: Expedition 1
6. Meet Your Field Guides
7. Policies & Guidelines
8. Make the Most of Your Time Here!
Thank you for confirming your enrollment! We are thrilled that you will be joining us here at Sterling.
Welcome to Sterling College! Here is a list of new student information for you to provide before your first semester at Sterling College. These are all required.
The following is a checklist of the required forms and documentations that need to be received by July 19, 2020.
For more information about each form and document, please read below.
- New Student Housing Application
- New Student Dietary Preferences
- Personal Health History
- Physical Examination & Immunization Report
- CHSLV Patient Registration Form
- Submit a Health Insurance Enroll / Waiver Request
Housing and Dietary Preferences
These forms have been created to gather information pertinent to planning and preparing for your housing and dining experiences on campus.
Required Health Forms
The information in these forms becomes the basis of your confidential health record while you are a student. Please send these completed forms to the Behrend Admission Center at email@example.com or via mail at: Sterling College, Behrend Admission Center, PO Box 72, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
Personal Health History
The purpose of this form is for the individual to identify specific health history concerns and personal information that enables us to assure optimum health care for each student.
Physical Examination & Immunization Report*
This form must be completed by your primary care provider or by a physician at a walk-in clinic. If you have questions or concerns about immunization requirements, please review the Vermont Department of Health Immunization Entry Requirements.
Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley (CHSLV) Patient Registration Form
At Sterling College’s Wellness Center, the Director of Wellness will assist students with minor medical needs and is available to help set up health appointments provided by local health and wellness resources. For each student, Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley (CHSLV) is the default health care provider for your time on campus. This form, once submitted, makes you a patient of record. This is an important step to ensure you have a local primary care provider for immediate care.
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
Sterling College requires all students to have health insurance. Each year, students must complete and submit proof of health insurance and/or the required enroll / waiver form (see instructions below). All students without documented insurance, will be automatically enrolled in the Sterling College Health Plan offered by Gallagher Student Health, and billed for the coverage cost.
If you already have health insurance and do not wish to enroll in the Sterling Health Plan, you must officially OPT-OUT by submitting a Health Insurance Waiver Request.
Students who do not complete the waiver will be automatically enrolled in Sterling’s student health insurance plan through Gallagher Insurance and will be billed for the annual coverage costs.
For Students Entering in Fall 2020: The waiver information will be published as soon as the insurance company updates their system.
How to Submit a Health Insurance Waiver Request:
- Go to www.gallagherstudent.com/sterling
- On the left toolbar, click “Student Waive/Enroll”
- Log in (if you haven’t already) or create an account if you are a new user
- Click the “I want to Waive/Enroll” button
- Follow the instructions to complete the form
- Your Student ID is: 00000 + the last 4 digits of your Sterling ID#
- Print or write down your reference number. Receipt of this number only confirms submission, not acceptance, of your form
More information about the Sterling College Health Insurance Plan:
If you have questions, please feel free to let us know what you need! Once you’ve taken the time to submit all the forms above, you’re ready for the next step!
In the Fall semester, students will gather together in self-contained units – ‘pods’ – that live and learn together. These small groups of students, ranging from 7 to 18 students in size, will share a residence hall, dine together, study the same package of courses together, and likely work together. Each Living & Learning Pod (LLP) will be dedicated to specific areas of study and supported by a small team of dedicated faculty and staff.
Our LLP’s allow students to have close, meaningful interactions in a low-risk environment for students, staff, and faculty. Our small community living allows for rapid response should there be a feared COVID outbreak. LLP’s will stay together, as a quarantine unit, for a five-week academic block, with appropriate safety/hygiene methods taken for the interim transition from one pod to another.
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