- Read the Driver's License Manual and study for the written exam.
- Make an appointment to take the Driver's License Knowledge/Written Test by scheduling an appointment online here (select "Exams (Road and Written Tests) and the South Burlington location which is the closest to campus).
- Bring the following documents to the South Burlington Department of Motor Vehicles site:
- Completed and signed License/Permit Application - English
- F-1 Visa (Not required for students from Canada/Mexico/adjacent islands)
- Current Form I-20
- Current Form I-94 electronic printout
- Student ID
- Official Champlain transcripts
- US Social Security Card OR Letter from Social Security stating that you are ineligible*
- Any 2 documents that include your name and current Vermont residential address that demonstrate residency in the state of Vermont: a) piece of mail with current name and Vermont street address including city/town, b) utility bill (must list service address), c) property tax bill with physical location, lease or landlord statement, homeowners/renters insurance policy, or Vermont EBT or Vermont AIM identification card.
*If you do not have a US Social Security Number, you must:
- Request a letter from the Director, OISS stating that you are not eligible for a Social Security Number
- Take the letter with supporting documentation to the closest Social Security Administration site (Burlington).
- The SSA will print a second letter saying that you are ineligible for a Social Security Number.
- Take this letter to the DMV with the other documents listed above.
- Pay the required fees and pass the vision and written tests - The fees for the Vermont State Learner's Permit is $52.00 USD (exam fee is $32 USD and the permit fee is $20 USD). You can pay using a US credit or debit card or a check payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Please see here for more information about this process.
With your permit, you can drive with any licensed and unimpaired individual 25 years of age or older riding in the front seat.
Link to this FAQ