Admissions & Application Requirements

The application is open and involves only the following:

1. Short descriptions of (a) your previous college-level environmental coursework, and (b) why you are interested in enrolling in the Middlebury School of the Environment.

2. One letter of recommendation from a recent professor.

3. Academic transcript(s)

4. Application fee

Once you submit your application, you will receive a link to your application tracker and can see the status of your application. It takes 1-2 weeks to process documents.

Browser Requirement

To access the online application please ensure you are using one of the following browsers

  • Internet Explorer (version 11 or later)
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome (version 22 of later)
  • Firefox (version 27 or later)
  • Safari (version 11 or later)


Who Should Apply?

Deadline for Applications

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You will be notified of a decision within six weeks of your application being complete.

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 to confirm whether they are eligible to participate.