How to Apply as a Transfer Applicant

Middlebury may enroll a limited number of transfer students in September and February depending upon available space.

Applicants who have been or are currently enrolled as full-time degree seeking students at another college or university must apply as a transfer student.

The majority of transfer students are admitted as sophomores or first-semester juniors, and preference is given to those students who have completed at least a full year of college work upon entry. The high school record is weighed heavily and candidates must be in good standing at their current college with at least a "B" average. If your college does not give grades, written faculty appraisals must be submitted. 

Transfers apply online using the Common Application for transfers.

Admissions Requirements Checklist

  • *Undergraduate Common Application
  • College Transcript
  • *Current Semester Progress Report
  • College Course Descriptions (please copy and paste in a Word document the course descriptions for each class you have taken from your institution's course catalog. These can be sent to us via email,
  • Secondary School Transcript
  • *Final Report
  • Standardized Tests:
    Applicants must submit the standardized test scores they earned in high school when applying to college as first-year students. Request testing services or guidance department to submit  scores directly to Middlebury College
  • English Proficiency Test: (if English is not your first language)
  • *College Official Report/Transfer Registrar Report (stating the applicant is in good academic standing at current institution)
  • *College Instructor Recommendation
  • Fee or Fee Waiver Request

  * These forms are available as pdfs at the Common Application website and can be emailed to Admissions (

Please follow the Transfer Application Timeline to ensure that your materials are submitted by our deadlines.

Application Deadlines

-- For Fall Admission: March 1
-- For Spring Admission: November 1

Note: There may be occasions when Middlebury is unable to accommodate spring transfers. Candidates will be notified in early December if there are no vacancies and will be given the option to be considered for the following fall semester.

Standardized Tests

Applicants must submit standardized test scores with their transfer applications. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Middlebury will consider either the TOEFL or the results from other standardized tests, including SAT I Verbal, SAT II Writing, IELTS, CPE, MELAB, APIEL, and ELPT. Predicted grades in IB A1 or A2 English or in A-level English will also be considered. Please contact the admissions office if you have any questions about our standardized test requirements.

Credit Transfer

Candidates must plan to complete at least two years' work (18 courses at Middlebury). An estimate of the number of transferable credits will be provided during the first week or two after the student arrives on campus. A final evaluation of credit transfer will only be possible after a complete evaluation by appropriate department chairs but will be completed before the end of the student's first semester at Middlebury.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance at Middlebury is based entirely on established need and is offered to transfer students to the degree that resources permit. The Financial Aid Profile and supporting documents must be filed by November 15 for spring admission and by March 1 for fall admission. International students must file the College's International Student Financial Aid Application and, if applicable, the Business Supplement.

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