English Language School in Monterey, California.

The final application deadline is May 15.


Once you log on to the online application*:

  • New applicants select Sign up (upper right-hand corner). Type First Name, Last Name, Email. Select Submit
  • Email will be sent with link to Start your application here
  • Create Password and click Start a New Application
  • Under Middlebury Language Schools-Language Pledge® select Start Application
  • Select English Language School
  • Select your program/language - English.
  • Select Start Application

You do not need to take the TOEFL to apply. 

*Admitted MIIS students: Email languages@miis.edu (Do not submit an application)


1st Deadline February 1
2nd Deadline March 15
Final Deadline May 15

Space is limited, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Admission Decision

After we receive your application, we will ask you for a short online interview (instructions below), or, to submit a qualifying TOEFL or IELTS score to waive the interview. 

  • If you submit your qualifying TOEFL or IETLS score, you will receive an official admission decision within 7-10 business days. 
  • If you submit an Introduction Video, you will have an official admission decision within 10-14 business days. 

Please Note: First round admission decisions will not begin until after November 15th.

Qualifying TOEFL & IELTS Scores (to waive Introduction Video Requirement)

  • TOEFL: Student must show unofficial proof of a score at, or above, 45/50
  • IELTS: Student must show unofficial proof of score at, or above, 45/50

Introduction Video Instructions

To complete your application, we ask you submit a short introduction video. The video serves as an important component of your application, allowing us to better understand your current language skills. To assist you in this process, please follow these instructions. 

Step 1: Video Creation

  • Prepare your response to the following questions 
    • “Why do you want to improve your English? 
    •  “What are you looking forward to when you visit Monterey?
  • Ensure good lighting and clear visibility while recording.
  • With your face toward the camera, introduce yourself and respond to the questions.
  • Speak clearly and at a moderate pace.
  • Aim for a video duration of less than 1 minute.
  • Don’t worry about making mistakes; we want to hear you speak naturally in English.

Step 2: Video Upload

  • Create a free YouTube account if you don’t already have one*.
  • Upload your video as “Unlisted” to protect your privacy.
  • Edit the title of the video to be “ELS Submission - Your Name”
  • Copy the video link generated after upload.

Step 3: Submission

  • Send an email to EnglishLS@middlebury.edu with the subject “ELS Introduction - Your Name”
  • In the email, include the link to your video and our full name as it appears on your application.
  • Once we receive your email, you will have an official admission decision within 10-14 business days

International Student Visa Information

Non-U.S. citizens who are not U.S. legal permanent residents must have a non-immigrant visa status which allows them to enroll in courses full-time. Tourist status does not allow full-time study.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey will assist eligible students with obtaining a non-immigrant visa status. If visa support is needed, ISSS will reach out by email with specific instructions for non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents.

Most international students attend in F-1 (student) status. To be eligible to apply for F-1 status, you first must obtain an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility Form from Middlebury. Information about how to obtain the I-20 will be sent in the initial email from ISSS. ISSS also will provide information about the visa application process when they issue the I-20. 

Please be aware that it can take several weeks after you submit the required documentation for ISSS to issue the I-20, at which point you will be able to apply for a visa appointment. ISSS is not able to issue an I-20 form until the non-refundable enrollment deposit has been received. 

PLEASE NOTE: ISSS does not process I-20 applications until after the first application deadline passes.