Middlebury School of the Environment

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Admissions & Application Requirements

For the introductory track, no previous college-level environmental coursework is required; however, it is expected that students applying for this track of study in the School of the Environment will, at a minimum, be entering college in the coming year (rising first-year students) or, preferably, already completed a year of college-level coursework (rising sophomores).

For the intermediate/advanced track, previous college-level coursework in some aspect of the study of the relationship between humans and the environment is required.

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June 19 to July 31, 2015


3 Middlebury College credits (or the equivalent of 9 semester-hour credits)


The $8,410 comprehensive fee includes tuition plus 6 weeks room and board.

Financial aid availability and enrollment satus

Need-based grants are available to all applicants. Get more information on financial aid or check your enrollment status.

Deadline for Applications

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 15th.  You will be notified of a decision within two weeks of your application being complete.

Admission is for one summer only and cannot be deferred to a future year.

Our Commitment to Diversity

It's a fact of nature: diversity in any system produces greater strength and resilience.  Changing our environmental future is going to require ideas and involvement by people of every background and perspective, as well as active and effective cross-cultural communication by all. We welcome what you can bring to this important work.

Can international students participate in the School of the Environment?

Non-U.S. citizens must have a valid U.S. visa status that allows full-time study during the dates of the School of the Environment program to be eligible to apply.  (Note: U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents are eligible to attend.)

International students who already have an F-1 student status from a U.S. college or university that they attend during the academic year may apply to the School of the Environment as long as they will maintain F-1 status throughout the dates of the summer session.

International students in another visa status that allows for full-time study may inquire to isss@middlebury.edu to confirm whether they are eligible to participate.