For International Students

Middlebury takes seriously its role as a marketplace of ideas. Each year, students from more than 70 other countries, as well as all 50 states in the U.S., come together to share the diverse backgrounds and experiences that make learning here so rewarding, and life here so rich. We invite you to consider what you might gain from coming to Middlebury, and what you might contribute to others who, like yourself, seek the lessons that can be offered by a truly international community.

Financial Aid
Middlebury's fees for 2016-2017 can be found here. Students should plan on an additional $2,750 to cover the cost of books, student activity fee, and a reasonable amount of spending money.

In addition to the above expenses, all students must pay for their transportation to the United States and once in the United States to Middlebury, VT. They must also have funds to feed and shelter themselves during the Thanksgiving, December, and spring vacation periods and to return home for the long summer vacation.

Financial assistance at Middlebury is based entirely on established need; financial assistance based on merit is not offered. Though Middlebury is not need-blind in its admission of international students, we do meet 100% of the demonstrated financial need of any student we admit, US or international. International students seeking financial assistance must apply for aid at the time of applying for admission to Middlebury, and by the deadlines indicated on our website. Applications for financial assistance from international students submitted after admission to Middlebury will not be accepted, nor will they be accepted for any of their four years of enrollment at Middlebury.

The Office of Student Financial Services has additional information and resources regarding financial assistance for international students.

The Application
International candidates are not required to file any special forms, but should take care to fully document their academic and personal profiles. Middlebury requires all applicants to file our Common Application Supplement and the Common Application.  The Transcript Request and Mid-Year Report forms provided with our application package may not pertain to all international educational systems, so candidates should ask their secondary school administrators to forward all appropriate transcripts, standardized tests and recommendations to the Admissions Office.

The fee for applying to Middlebury College is US $65. Payment may be made by MasterCard or Visa via the Common App website. You may also pay by check or money order if you do not have access to a credit card. Please contact Student Financial Services (802-443-5158) if you prefer to wire the application fee.

Ask your sending bank to include student name and address as identifying information on the wire.

Standardized Tests
Please submit the results of one of the following:

-- the ACT

-- OR the SAT I

-- OR three SAT II exams in different areas of study.

Read Middlebury's policy regarding Standardized Tests.

English Language Proficiency Requirements
In addition applicants for whom English is not the first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Middlebury will consider either the TOEFL or the results from a number of other standardized assessments, including the SAT I, ACT, IELTS, CPE,  MELAB and the Pearson Test of English Academic. Predicted grades in IB A1 or A2 English or in A-level English will also be considered. Middlebury has no minimum or "cut-off" score that would automatically eliminate an application.

We do not “superscore” English proficiency tests (i.e., use the best scores in each section from multiple testings to create the highest possible aggregate) but instead will consider your highest aggregate score and the subscores from that particular test administration which make up that aggregate score. 

The average paper-based TOEFL score for matriculating students is approximately 615; computer-based is 281; and internet-based is 109. For IELTS, successful candidates typically receive a score of 7.5 or higher.

An interview is not required and represents one of many factors taken into consideration in our admissions decision.  A limited number of alumni representatives are available outside of the United States, and candidates may be contacted at our discretion by a local representative once an application is filed.

Candidates in China
Applicants to Middlebury from Mainland China are encouraged to contact InitialView directly for an interview request. Please note that there is a fee for this service that will allow you to send your interview to a number of schools. Interviews are encouraged but not required. Middlebury alums in your area will extend an invitation for interviews to a select group of students from your region after we have reviewed your application. If you are selected for an interview, we will be in touch with you after we have reviewed your application. Please do not contact us. 

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