Information for Families of Language Schools Students

Dear Language Schools Parents & Guardians:

Middlebury College aspires to be a model of what a 21st-century liberal arts institution truly should bea welcoming, diverse, and inclusive learning community. We work to build and maintain an environment that offers broad educational opportunities and operates within a framework of mutual respect.

This page is meant to be a useful "Quick Guide" to resources, policies, and procedures at the Language Schools. Please feel free to contact us at 802.443.5510 if your question is not answered below.

How is an application completed?

It is online at /ls/apply.  Click on "Apply Now" after reading the application instructions for your School.

Please note: we do not accept students who have not graduated from high school. The Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy offers summer language-immersion programs for pre-college students.

Are there any other scholarships my son/daughter can apply for? Are there any other sources of funding to close the gap between the financial aid award and the cost of the program?

All students are eligible to apply for financial aid; those interested in receiving consideration for financial aid must fill out a separate financial aid application. Candidates for financial aid need not apply for a specific scholarship. We will automatically consider all applicants for an award from the appropriate scholarship fund.

Additionally, there are fellowship and scholarship opportunities at the Language Schools for which your son or daughter may apply.  Please click here for further information.

Will my financial status (or that of my family) affect your acceptance decision?

No, but financial aid is limited and should be applied for as early as possible.

Given the constraints of the Language Pledge, may I communicate with my student?

We understand that brief communication with family and friends is essential, but this should be kept to a minimum. Details on the Pledge are in the Language Schools Handbook.

Can my student leave early?

In rare cases, and only with the express permission of the director of his/her School.

When can my student arrive on campus? After final exams, when does my student have to leave campus? How can I determine appropriate dates for travel arrangements?

Each School distributes arrival and departure information individually; please see the Student Handbook for Arrival Center dates. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups until shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible. Students must vacate their rooms within 24 hours of the close of the session. Failure to do so will result in a per-day fine.

What is my student's mailing address and where do I ship packages and envelopes of all sizes during the academic year?

Sample mailing address:

Jane Doe
[student's 4-digit box number] Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

Where do I send U.P.S. or other express mail?

Jane Doe
14 Old Chapel Road
[student's 4-digit box number] Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

Where can I send my student a fax?

Incoming faxes may be sent to 802.443.2068, which is a fax machine in the College Mail Center, accessible only to staff members; the fax will then be delivered to the student's mailbox. There is an outgoing-only fax machine in the Department of Public Safety in Harnest House, and an additional fax machine in the library.

Where can I get information regarding Commencement?

Commencement is Friday, August 13, 2010, 8 p.m. in Mead Chapel. Tickets are not required, but family and friends should be encouraged to arrive early to get optimal seating. Handicap seating is available in the Chapel. Information regarding Commencement is available online.

Registrar's Office
Jen Feehan, Associate Registrar