Welcome to the spring 2021 cohort at the Middlebury Institute! The following information is intended for students admitted or deposited close to the start of the spring 2021 semester. Please be in touch with your enrollment advisor for further guidance and assistance, if needed.

Spring 2021 New Student Checklist

Items listed sequentially, meaning that a previous step must be completed before moving on to the next. We recommend accessing MIcommunity daily as a new admit and checking the Spring 2021 incoming student group, as well as your program group, for updates and news. Refer to the email sent from Devin Lueddeke the day after receiving your admission letter.

Action Item Timeline Contact for Questions Notes
Take the language placement test, if required As soon as possible 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.
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.
Apply for Federal Financial Aid or *accept your Financial Aid offer As soon as possible after admission Student Financial Services

If you are in need of federal loans to pay tuition or living expenses, submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA and the 2020-2021 MIIS Financial Aid Application immediately.

*If you have received a financial aid offer, you can accept or decline your aid and complete all disbursement requirements in BannerWeb.

Login to Canvas After your network account is activated Information Technology Services For more information about Canvas, go here.
Enroll in the Spring 2021 Getting Started at MIIS Course and complete required assignments After you’ve logged into Canvas at least once Student Services Refer to instructions sent to your non-Middlebury email three business days after your deposit or deposit waiver is received.
Attend Welcome Week sessions January 19 - 22 Student Services or your Academic Advisor Schedule available here; if you miss the start of Welcome Week, join in as soon as possible.
Register for courses January 22, 7:00am 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, January 22.
Sign up for Nelnet and direct deposit* After you have received your tuition invoice, on or after January 25 Student Financial Services

Nelnet is required for all students to pay tuition.

*Direct deposit step 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