General Policies

Middlebury College complies with applicable provisions of state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination in employment, or in admission or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, place of birth, Vietnam veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability. Questions relating to compliance during the summer session may be addressed to the Vice President of Language Schools, Schools Abroad & Graduate Programs, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753.


The Language Schools use the following letter grades: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, and F. No grade below a B- may be applied toward a Middlebury MA degree; no grade below B+ may be applied to the DML degree. An A+ grade is available only at the graduate level and represents an extraordinary level of achievement.


The Language Schools define credit in terms of units. One unit equals three semester hours of credit. A normal course load for the summer session is four units for students in eight-week programs, and three units for students in six- and seven-week programs. For transfer purposes, the student's home institution determines how many credits, graduate or undergraduate, are granted for a summer's work. Students should consult their home campus advisers before enrolling.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional information about academic policies and standards, degree requirements, and specific course offerings is contained in individual school sections and in the bulletins and handbooks published by each school and issued to enrolled students.