Academic Assistance for First-Year Students

Students who were very successful in high school often face challenges as they transition to the academic life at a competitive college.

The Office of Learning Resources assists students in fully utilizing their learning opportunities and in developing and refining the skills needed for academic excellence in the 21st century.

The Writing Center provides students the opportunity to meet with writing program faculty and peer writing tutors at every stage of the writing process. Writing Program faculty also offer courses that help students improve their writing skills.

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research offers tutoring and study groups in entry level courses.  In addition, Students can make appointments online to meet with CTLR faculty and professional staff.

The Director of Quantitative Support, Jeanne Albert, assists students in reviewing prior mathematics knowledge, deciding what math course to take, discussing homework, preparing quantitative reports, and practicing for tests. Students may schedule weekday sessions in advance, or may drop in, as needed, to LIB 225.

Academic Decisions in Sophomore Year

Students face many important academic decisions in their sophomore year. Students may select their major at any time after the first semester; they are required to declare their major no later than the end of their third semester.Declaring a Major means not only choosing a course of study but also Choosing a New Adviser within that major. In addition, students who choose to Study Abroad, must plan early. Many students spend the summer between sophomore and junior year studying at one of the Middlebury Language Schools.

The Major Declaration form is available in the Registrar’s Office or online.

BannerWeb for Faculty

Faculty can access course and grade rosters, advisee lists, as well as enter overrides and approvals of course restrictions for students during web registration.

  • Details about the BannerWeb Faculty Services menu in BannerWeb.
  • Instructions for entering course overrides and approvals for web registration.