Welcome to the Middlebury Institute! Please be in touch with your enrollment advisor for further guidance and assistance, if needed.

We recommend accessing MIcommunity daily as a new admit.

Summer 2024 New Student Checklist 

Action Item Timeline Contact for Questions Notes  
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 helpdesk@middlebury.edu 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.   
Login to Canvas After your network account is activated Information Technology Services (ITS) Learn more about Canvas.  
Apply for Federal Financial Aid or *accept your Financial Aid offer As soon as possible after admission Student Financial Services Log in to BannerWeb first (see above).  If you need federal loans to pay tuition or living expenses, submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA (log in with your FSA ID) and the 2024-2025 MIIS Financial Aid Application (log in to Net Partner with your Middlebury credentials or the email used to apply for admission to MIIS). If you have received a financial aid offer, you can accept or decline your aid and review all disbursement requirements in Net Partner.    
Enroll in Getting Started at MIIS Starts on April 15 Student Services The course is currently open for summer start programs. Learn more about GSAM.  
Log in to Handshake  Accounts will be created for you at the end of April Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS) Handshake is Middlebury’s career management platform where you can access career resources and schedule appointments with your CACS advisor. We’ve preloaded some of your account information to help you get started, but please log in to complete your profile.  
Sign up for Nelnet and direct deposit* After you have received your tuition invoice  Student Financial Services Nelnet is required for all students to pay tuition. The 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.  

Fall 2024 New Student Checklist 

Action Item Timeline Contact for Questions Notes  
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 helpdesk@middlebury.edu 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 in-person students will register for classes.  
Login to Canvas After your network account is activated Information Technology Services (ITS) Learn more about Canvas.  
Apply for Federal Financial Aid or *accept your Financial Aid offer As soon as possible after admission Student Financial Services Log in to BannerWeb first (see above).  If you need federal loans to pay tuition or living expenses, submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA (log in with your FSA ID) and the 2024-2025 MIIS Financial Aid Application (log in to Net Partner with your Middlebury credentials or the email used to apply for admission to MIIS). If you have received a financial aid offer, you can accept or decline your aid and review all disbursement requirements in Net Partner.    
Start Visa Process

*in-person students
After receiving an email from ISSS International Scholar Student Services Start the process after receiving your email from ISSS (arrives after you’re admitted and deposited, 3-4 months before your program start date).  
Explore Housing Resources

*in-person students
  Student Services go.miis.edu/housing
Housing Group in MiCommunity
 
Take the language placement test, if required

*in-person students
Ongoing until Aug. 30 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. Learn more about the Language Placement test.  
Enroll in Getting Started at MIIS Date TBD Student Services The course opening date will be added soon for fall start programs. Learn more about GSAM.  
Enroll in International Student Pre-Orientation (if applicable) Date TBD Student Services Learn more about ISPO.  
Log in to Handshake  Accounts will be created for you starting the first week of August Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS) Handshake is Middlebury’s career management platform where you can access career resources and schedule appointments with your CACS advisor. We will preload some of your account information to help you get started, but please log in to complete your profile after your account has been created.  
Register for Courses

*in-person students
Wednesday, August 21 Your Academic Advisor Instructions to register for courses are in the Getting Started at MIIS course (see below); enroll in the course and complete your advising assignment to be able to register by Wednesday, August 21.  
Attend Welcome Week sessions

*in-person students
August 26–30 Student Services and your Academic Advisor Learn more about Welcome Week.  
Sign up for Nelnet and direct deposit* After you have received your tuition invoice  Student Financial Services Nelnet is required for all students to pay tuition. The 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:

Student IDs 

Follow these steps below to obtain your MIIS ID card:

  1. Upload a headshot photo to the MIIS directory. Be sure to log in with your Middlebury.edu email address and then click “Upload Photo” at the top of the web page. NOTE: Make sure that you follow the format, size, and picture resolution guidelines on this page to successfully upload your photo for approval.
     
  2. Security will make your ID card and notify you when it’s ready for pick-up in person.

Late Arrival Policy

The Institute expects students enrolled in on-campus programs to be present and attending classes from the first day of the semester. Students who must arrive later than the first day of the semester should notify the Enrollment department (miis@middlebury.edu) and the Associate Dean of Academic Operations (tmthomas@middlebury.edu). In exceptional circumstances, late arrivals may be considered. In general, the last day to arrive for in-person classes is the first day of the second week of the semester.

Visit the Academic Calendar for specific term dates and information.