Frequently Asked Questions
How many semester hours is one undergraduate course unit equivalent to?
The suggested equivalent for one undergraduate course is 3.3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours. Courses with associate labs noted on the transcript may be considered the equivalent of 4.0 semester hours.
How many semester hours is one course taken at a Language School, Bread Loaf School of English, or a School Abroad equivalent to?
The suggested equivalent for one unit taken in these schools is 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours.
What is the definition of a credit hour at Middlebury?
Middlebury courses must meet at least 30 hours in the classroom each semester/term to receive one unit of credit. Significant additional work is required and may include reading, writing, language drills, laboratories, mandatory discussion sections, etc. Middlebury College undergraduate courses receive one unit of credit, which is considered the equivalent of 3.3 semester hours; courses with an associated laboratory are considered the equivalent of 4.0 semester hours. Middlebury College courses offered by the Language Schools, Schools Abroad, and the Bread Loaf School of English also receive one unit of credit and are considered the equivalent of 3.0 semester hours.
When is the last day that I can add a class?
The deadline for turning in add cards to the Registrar's Office is the end of the second week of classes, or the third day of Winter term.
How do I go about auditing a class?
With advance permission of the instructor, a regularly enrolled student may audit other classes. Students must register for audited courses during the normal add period.
How do I go about changing a class that I registered for to an audit?
Complete an ADD card with "Audit" written on it and have the instructor sign the card.
I forgot to turn in a drop card and the deadline has passed, what do I do now?
Students may not add or drop a course after the deadline. Petitions for exceptions to this rule will be considered by the Administration Committee.
How many J-term courses do I need to complete?
Students are required to earn Middlebury credits during two winter terms. A minimum of two and a maximum of four winter term courses will count toward the graduation requirement of 36 credits.
How many course credits can a student earn in Winter Term?
Faculty and students are involved in only one academic credit bearing course during winter term.
What do I need to do to transfer credits taken at another college?
Students may transfer course credits from other U.S. institutions of higher education only at the discretion of Middlebury College. Students should obtain preliminary approval for a course for which they expect transfer credit before enrolling in it.
I was wondering how I go about getting credit for a summer internship, or if Middlebury gives credit for summer internships?
Please contact The Career Services Office for information regarding summer Internships.
My health insurance company has advised me that I need written confirmation from the College that I am enrolled as a full-time student.
You can obtain a written confirmation of full time student status from your Commons Coordinator.
How do I get a certified copy of my diploma and an English Translation?
The Registrar's Office can supply a letter containing a personalized diploma translation, and certification that the degree was earned. Please email email@example.com with your full name and graduation information, and the address where the letter should be mailed.
I seem to have misplaced my Middlebury diploma and was hoping to order a duplicate.
The Registrar's Office will issue a replacement diploma, only if one was lost or damaged.
How do I change my address?
Your Commons Office will be able to make that change for you.