2023 Frequently Asked Questions
Q How do I stay informed?
We will keep students updated by email as we move forward. Please check your inbox regularly. For the most current communications, please see the Language Schools’ Summer 2023 Updates website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as well as log in to a virtual admissions webinar.
Q Whom should I contact if I have questions?
Please contact the Assistant Director of your particular School by email.
Q What programs/languages can I apply for?
Please see a full list of our languages and programs. You can also read about What’s new at Middlebury Language Schools for Summer 2023?
Q If I am accepted to the Middlebury Language Schools, when do I have to submit my deposit to confirm my attendance?
The final date to submit your deposit to enroll for Summer 2023 is June 1. Please note, programs or levels may close before the deadline as space is limited. We did have a waitlist for several programs last summer.
To pay your $400 deposit and confirm your enrollment, please log in to the Applicant Dashboard, click ‘View Your Decision’ and then click ‘Reply to Offer.’ Please deposit as soon as you know that you can attend, as Schools and levels will fill up.
If you require funding from Middlebury in order to attend, you may wait for a financial aid or fellowship decision before submitting the deposit. If you are able to attend whether or not you receive funding from Middlebury, please submit your deposit as soon as possible to secure your place. Please note that in the spring, some programs or levels will close before all accepted students have received financial aid decisions.
Scholarships/Fellowships & Financial Aid
Q Are scholarships and financial aid available for Summer 2023?
Yes, please see the requirements and deadlines for scholarship opportunities for Immersion Students and Graduate Students. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to apply to financial aid and scholarships, you must first submit your Language Schools application, and then you will receive an email with the subject “Middlebury Application & Funding Links” containing the links for applying to these opportunities.
Q I applied for financial aid for Summer 2023. When can I expect to receive an award?
The financial aid office will begin awarding immersion (non-degree) students in January and graduate (MA and DML degree) students in February. Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received, and we recommend applying as early as possible. If you do not receive an update, the financial aid office has not yet reviewed your application.
If your attendance is contingent on a financial aid offer, please do not pay your deposit until you know the results of your financial aid application.
Q If I receive an offer of financial aid, do I have a deadline by which I must accept this award?
If you receive financial aid, we will ask you to enroll within two weeks from when you receive the award. At that time, a “Reply to Offer” button will be added to your decision letter. To enroll, you will select “Reply to Offer” and “Accept Offer” and then pay your deposit. At the same time, you will need to complete the Enrollment Form on your dashboard. Your enrollment deposit will be applied toward tuition and fees.
By paying the deposit, you are also accepting your financial aid. If your deposit is not received by the two-week deadline, your financial aid will be subject to cancellation and offered to the next student in line.
If you cannot attend for any reason, please contact your School’s Assistant Director, so that your funding can be offered to the next student in line.
MA & DML Students
Q I was planning to apply to the MA abroad option for the academic year (in Russia, France, Spain, Germany, or Italy) or summer (in Argentina or France). Given the uncertainties with COVID, should I still submit my application?
Yes, please submit your application, and we will continue to review all relevant health information and recommendations. If you are applying for financial aid, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
You should be prepared for the possibility of taking all courses at the program center (where available), if necessary. The availability of in person internships may vary depending on COVID restrictions.
Please note that the academic year option for the Master’s in Russian is now located in Kazakhstan.
If you do have questions, please reach out to your Assistant Director.
Q I have questions about the Doctorate in Modern Languages. Whom should I contact?
For information about the DML admissions process and the experience of DML students at a particular Language School, please contact the Assistant Director of the School.
For general information about degree requirements of the traditional DML program, you may contact Tina Ilgner at email@example.com. For questions about the Hebrew DML program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.