Welcome to the fall 2021 cohort at the Middlebury Institute! Please be in touch with your enrollment advisor for further guidance and assistance, if needed.
Fall 2021 New Student Checklist
We recommend accessing MIcommunity daily as a new admit and checking the fall 2021 incoming student group, as well as your program group, for updates and news. Refer to the email sent from Devin Lueddeke with the subject line Join MIcommunity, the online platform for Middlebury Institute students for instructions.
|Action Item||Timeline||Contact for Questions||Notes|
|Take the language placement test, if required||Beginning August 16 (closes on August 25)||Angie Quesenberry||Some degree programs require a language placement test. If you would like to take coursework in language studies this semester, you will need to take the language test. You will receive a personalized email with instructions to take the test. If admitted after August 25, please contact Angie Quesenberry directly. Learn more about the Language Placement test process here.|
|Activate your Middlebury Network Account; access Middlebury Email||24-36 hours after your deposit or deposit waiver is received||Information Technology Services (ITS)||Refer to the email sent to your non-Middlebury email address from ITS for instructions; you cannot activate your account until you receive this email, and there is no way to speed up this automated process. If you have not received this message in 3 business days after your deposit was submitted, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.|
|Login to BannerWeb||After your network account is activated||Information Technology Services (ITS)||Must activate your network account first; see above. Once in Banner, update your personal information, including your current mailing address and emergency contact information. BannerWeb is where you will register for classes on September 3.|
|Apply for Federal Financial Aid or *accept your Financial Aid offer||As soon as possible after admission||Student Financial Services||
Must login to BannerWeb first (see above).
*If you have received a financial aid offer, you can accept or decline your aid and complete all disbursement requirements in BannerWeb once you have deposited to the Institute.
|Login to Canvas||After your network account is activated||Information Technology Services||For more information about Canvas, go here.|
|Enroll in the Getting Started at MIIS Course and complete required assignments||Starting Aug. 2 and after you’ve logged into Canvas at least once||Student Services||Course opens August 2. Refer to instructions sent to your non-Middlebury email three business days after your deposit or deposit waiver is received.|
|Attend Welcome Week sessions||August 30 - September 3||Student Services or your Academic Advisor||The schedule will be linked in the Getting Started at MIIS course and also available via your Enrollment Advisor starting August 2. if you miss the start of Welcome Week, join in as soon as possible.|
|Register for courses||September 3, 7:00AM Pacific||Your Academic Advisor||Instructions to register for courses are in the Getting Started at MIIS course (see above); enroll in the course and complete your advising assignment to be able to register by Friday, September 3.|
|Sign up for Nelnet and direct deposit*||After you have received your tuition invoice on or after September 7||Student Financial Services||
Nelnet is required for all students to pay tuition.
*Direct deposit step is only applicable to those receiving federal financial aid.
|Pay tuition||After you have received your tuition invoice||Student Financial Services||Must first activate your Nelnet account.|
Other ongoing to-do items for new students:
- Check MIcommunity regularly for new student updates and news
- Explore housing resources and begin your housing search
- Obtain a Student ID card:
- Upload a photo to the MIIS directory. Be sure to log in with your Middlebury.edu e-mail address and then click “Upload Photo” at the top of the webpage.
- E-mail email@example.com your name, student ID number, and best e-mail address.
- Security will make your ID card and notify you when it’s ready for pick-up in person.
- Security is able to mail ID cards to online-only students. Follow this process and include your mailing address in your email to Security.