Middlebury Language Schools – Language Pledge® Application (7-week & 8-week)

The Language Schools select students for admission who show the potential and desire to succeed in a rigorous academic environment.

The programs enroll a diverse mix of undergraduates and graduate students as well as professionals ranging from beginner to advanced - students are 18-years-old to 80+. We recommend that students have completed at least one year of college.

You may only enroll in courses at one Language School at a time, although you are welcome to apply to more than one school. In that case, you will only have to submit one complete set of official transcripts; however, you must pay separate application fees and provide separate recommendations. Admission is for one summer and cannot be deferred.

Application Check-List

1. Online Application

The application opens on November 1. Select "Middlebury Language Schools – Language Pledge®” and then "Start Application" from the application website when you sign-up. Next select “Summer Language Immersion: Beginner Thru Advanced Levels.”

2. $75 Application Fee

You may pay the nonrefundable fee by credit card at the time of application.

3. Official Transcript(s)

Please provide official transcripts, either sealed in an envelope or emailed from your registrar. We require an official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended, whether or not you studied a foreign language. If you are a first-semester college student, submit an official transcript from your high school, as well as first-semester college grades if available. Transcripts are not required for Classical Hebrew or Hebrew for Lifelong Learners. Email or mail to your specific language school. Make sure to include 'Language Schools' or your transcript will be mailed to Middlebury College Admissions.

Language Schools - (specify your School)
Middlebury College
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753

4. Recommendation Letter

Submit a recommendation through the online application. Once you enter your recommender's name and email address, your recommender will receive an email from Language Schools - Admissions (lsadmissions@middlebury.edu) containing a link to the form. S/he should check the spam folder. Recommendations are not required for Hebrew for Lifelong Learners or Classical Hebrew. Letters contained in official college placement files are acceptable, provided that they are no more than two years old. The following recommenders are listed in order of preference:

  • language instructor with whom you have studied the target language (from the past two years)
  • recent instructor with whom you have studied other languages or disciplines
  • work supervisor from professional or volunteer work, or colleague
 5. Additional requirements (specific programs)
ChineseGerman for SingersGraduate Programs

*Current Middlebury students: Specific Instructions.

*International Students: We encourage students to apply by May 1 for visa requirements. The ISSS office will support your visa needs after admission.

*Previous Applicants: Specific Instructions.