Standardized Tests

Candidates must submit standardized tests and may select from a menu of three different test options. The requirement may be met by submitting either the ACT; or the SAT I; or three SAT II exams in different areas of study.

Deadlines: Early Decision I: latest test results accepted are the October test dates for both the SAT and ACT; Early Decision II and Regular Decision (and ED I applicants deferred to Regular Decision): latest test results accepted are December for both SAT and ACT.

Students applying to Middlebury may use the College Board’s Score Choice option.  We encourage applicants to submit all sittings of their standardized tests -- our policy has always been to use a candidate’s highest individual section scores regardless of sitting.

By accepting the Score Choice feature, Middlebury hopes to lessen some of the anxiety that surrounds the entire college admissions process, and we hope to help students understand that test scores are not the defining element in our decisions. This option also underscores the fact that the individual student owns his or her test scores and is entitled to direct their usage, just as we believe that each candidate has the independence and responsibility to choose how to make his or her best case for admission.

Middlebury’s Admissions Office is aware that a range of factors can affect test scores, including socioeconomic background, test preparation, schooling, and financial and educational resources. We also recognize research that suggests score increases are typically negligible after two rounds of tests, and that many students will not be in a position to take multiple tests. We will continue to keep all of these factors in mind as we review each applicant to Middlebury College.

Please note that many high schools no longer report tests on their transcripts, so it is the candidate's responsibility to have all tests sent to Middlebury from the appropriate testing service or to confirm that scores appear on his or her official school transcript.