Application Checklist

(Click here for Transfer Application Checklist)

We accept the Common Application or the Coalition Application: with $65.00 (non-refundable) application fee or fee waiver. Submitted by November 1 for Early Decision I, or by January 1 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision. 

Middlebury College only requires one application essay. The possible topics are available on the application websites.

Two Teacher Recommendations: Allow ample time for teachers to complete their recommendations online by the deadline.

School Report, Counselor Recommendation, and Transcript: Allow ample time for your counselor to complete the form online and return it to Middlebury with your 9th-11th grade transcript.

Senior Grades: All applicants should request that their counselor send mid-year grades by February 1. Final decisions will not be made without some form of senior grades. 

Standardized Tests: Request testing services or guidance department to submit directly to Middlebury College. We will also accept self-reported scores at the time of application.

English Proficiency Test: (if English is not your first language)Taken no later than December.

Please do not send copies of awards or certificates earned during your high school years.

Additional Materials: You will be able to upload Additional Materials directly to your student portal. Access will be provided in your acknowledgement email. We cannot guarantee that any additional materials submitted beyond what is required will be reviewed by our admissions readers. Please do not upload any financial information. 

Application Deadlines

Make sure to verify the application deadlines. For reasons of equity and fairness toward all applicants, please know that our application deadlines are firm.

We understand that weather-related emergencies or other events that disrupt a school calendar, testing, or the submission of application materials puts stress on students, families and schools. In these cases, we will work with students and schools to support the application process and will be flexible as needed. Admissions staff is available to answer any questions you have. Please contact us at, or at 802-443-3000.

Confirmation of your application will be delivered to the email you use to create your application within two business days of applying. If you do not receive this email, please contact Admissions

Supplementary Arts Materials

Supplementary arts materials must be submitted online using the Slideroom website by the application deadline (accessible via a link on the Common App).  Supplementary material that is sent via mail will not be reviewed. Click here for more information about Arts Supplements.


As a matter of fairness to all of our applicants, Middlebury does not offer on-campus interviews. Middlebury offers to as many applicants as possible the opportunity to interview with a local alumnus/a in the applicant’s home or school community. After submitting an application to Middlebury, the applicant may be contacted by an alumni volunteer for an interview if an alumni representative is locally available. These interviews take place in November for Early Decision I applicants and January for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants. We do our best to interview international applicants, but due to the large number of applicants and the limited availability of interviewers abroad, we are unable to guarantee an alumni interview for all applicants living abroad. All applicants should remember, however, that an interview is not a requirement for admission, and the absence of an interview will not have a negative impact on the applicant's admissions decision. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer interviews to transfer applicants.

Due to the high volume of calls and emails that the Admissions Office receives in November and January, please refrain from calling or emailing the Admissions Office during the beginning of the interview period to request an interview. The alumni volunteer assigned to you will be in contact by phone or e-mail, so please be sure that your information is as accurate and complete as possible on the application, and check your spam folder to recover any missed e-mails. If you are living at a boarding school, we will use your school year address (as supplied on your application) to assign an interview. Any mistakes may cause a delay in your interview assignment.

Middlebury Admissions
Emma Willard House
131 South Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: 802-443-3000
Fax: 802-443-2056