Application Instructions for Current Middlebury Undergraduate Students

1. Online Application

In the online application, please select:

  • 8-week or 7-week Intensive Language Program (for those still gaining proficiency) or
  • 6-week graduate studies program (either nondegree graduate or MA student). If you are applying to the graduate program, please refer to the graduate application instructions.

Deadline: Admissions are rolling. Scholarships, fellowships, and some financial aid programs do have a deadline by which applications must be complete. Please refer to the Language Schools Financial Aid page for details.

2. $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee

This fee is waived for Middlebury Undergraduate Students. On the payment portion of the application, click "Pay by check or money order," but do not send payment.

3. Transcript(s)

Your Language School coordinator will obtain a transcript for your studies at Middlebury College. If you are a first-year student or have transferred from another institution, please ask your Commons Coordinator to send a copy of your transcript to your Language School coordinator.

4. Recommendations

Applicants to the 7- or 8-week program must submit one letter of recommendation. An online form is available for your convenience, but recommendations from persons other than foreign-language teachers may be in the form of written and signed letters to the Language Schools. Mailed recommendations must be in a sealed envelope, signed by the recommender along the flap.

The following recommenders are all acceptable, listed here in order of preference:

  • language instructors with whom you have studied the target language (from the past two years);
  • recent instructors with whom you have studied other languages or disciplines;
  • work supervisors from professional or volunteer work, or colleagues

Letters contained in official college placement files are acceptable, provided that they are no more than two years old.

Recommendation letters may be sent via e-mail to the Language Schools, but they must be sent directly from the recommender to the appropriate program coordinator. Recommendations that are forwarded from an applicant's e-mail address will not be accepted.

5. Additional Information

You must submit a statement of approximately 200 words (in English) in which you discuss:

  • your formal and informal experience with the language, including travel, study, or residence abroad;
  • how you learned about Middlebury's programs;
  • your reasons for wanting to study the language you have chosen;
  • your career goals;
  • any additional information that you consider relevant to your application.
6. Specific Program Instructions

Each of the 11 Language Schools has somewhat different requirements for their application process. To ensure that you have submitted all of the required documents and continue with your online application, please click on the relevant link below.

Arabic German Japanese Russian
Chinese Hebrew  Korean Spanish
French Italian Portuguese Graduate Programs
7. Special Considerations for Middlebury Undergraduate Students

Please refer to the Academic Policies page.