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Middlebury enrolls 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 transfer students. 

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. If your college does not give grades, written faculty appraisals must be submitted.

Documents can be emailed to or mailed to The Emma Willard House, 131 S. Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05733. 



Please fill out the appropriate Common Application for transfers. If our nonrefundable $65 Common Application fee presents a barrier for you, we encourage you to apply using a fee waiver. Simply select “Yes” in the Common Application Fee Waiver section. No further action required!

High School Transcripts

Please include your official secondary school transcripts from all high schools you have attended. 

College Transcripts

Please include your official college transcripts from all colleges you have attended.

Midterm Reports

If you are currently enrolled in college classes, you must take this form from the Common Application to each of your current professors to get progress grades. If you are not currently enrolled in college classes, please upload a statement via your checklist to your applicant portal. Access is provided in your acknowledgement email. 

College Report

This is the form from the Common Application to be completed by your College Dean or Registrar confirming your academic standing and disciplinary record at current institution. If you have attended more than one college or university, Middlebury will require a College Report from each institution.

Academic Recommendation

Once you have saved an electronic recommendation on the Common Application, an email request will automatically be sent to the recommender on your behalf. Please advise your recommender to look for this email in their inbox, as well as their spam or junk-mail folder, as emails do occasionally get filtered out.

College Course Descriptions

In a Word document, please list the course descriptions from your institution’s course catalog for each class you have taken. Also include course descriptions from any previous institutions you have attended. Upload these to your applicant portal. Access is provided in your acknowledgement email. 

English Proficiency Test

Middlebury accepts a number of English proficiency tests for students whose first language is not English or whose secondary education has been at a school where English is not the primary language of instruction. Please read about your options on our resource page for resource page for international students

Optional Application Materials

Standardized Tests

Middlebury is test-optional. If you choose to submit standardized test scores, please request that testing services or your guidance department submit scores directly to Middlebury College. We will also accept self-reported scores at the time of application. Read more about standardized tests.


Application Deadlines

For Spring Admission: November 1

For Fall Admission: March 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.

Credit Transfer

Candidates must plan to complete at least two years of 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 FAFSA and CSS Profile and must be filed by November 1st for spring admission and by March 1st for fall admission. International students must file the CSS Profile. Read more about the affordability of a Middlebury education.

U.S. Veteran and Service Member Applicants

Middlebury welcomes applications from U.S. military veterans. If you are a student veteran, you have the option to apply your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits towards your education at Middlebury. As a Yellow Ribbon Program partner, veterans are eligible to apply scholarship funds toward tuition and fees. These U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs financial benefits will work in conjunction with Middlebury’s need-based financial aid.

Prospective transfer students who are not veterans and are looking to combine service with a Middlebury education please take a look at our ROTC program

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