A Middlebury student studies in Davis Family Library.

First-Year Seminar Registration

You are required to take a First Year Seminar during your first semester at Middlebury. We typically offer First Year Seminars on a variety of topics. Descriptions of seminars, together with instructions on how to submit your choices, will be provided in December 2021. You’ll begin selecting your preferences for First Year Seminar Classes in January 2022.

Placement Exams

Incoming students planning to enroll in courses in certain departments will need to take that department’s exam. More information regarding placement exams will be provided in December 2021.

Class Registration

More information regarding registering for classes will be provided later this fall. Review degree requirements at go/requirements and for more information about registration visit go/registration.


Academic advising is central to the Middlebury experience, whether in your first-year seminar or the final stages of completing a major and writing your thesis. Students begin the first semester with a first-year seminar, and the instructor of that small-group seminar serves as their advisor until they declare majors. Learn more at go/advising.