Placement Exams

Incoming students planning to explore the possibility of taking courses in certain departments may need to take placement exams or follow special instructions before in-person Orientation begins. Middlebury’s Placement Exam website will provide you with information about which departments require placement exams as well as specific exam formats, instructions, and availability. The Placement Exam website will be updated as we get closer to Summer 2022. We will notify you via your Middlebury email account when the site is ready for viewing. More information about placement exams will also be available in the First Year Seminar Registration Booklet, which you will receive via email in June. If you have questions before then, please direct them to the FYS Director (

Class Registration

All fall first years will receive information about registering for the first year seminar in June. Registration for all other classes, and for transfer and exchange students, will happen during MiddView. Feb students will register for their first year seminar in January and all other classes during Feb orientation. Review degree requirements and find more information about 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.