All incoming students must follow the steps and review the information below.
Critical Due Dates
- June 15 for fall admission
- October 15 for February admission
Step One: Read the New Student Vermont Immunization Requirement Notice
- All Middlebury College undergraduate students must comply with Vermont’s immunization law.
- Obtain and review your immunization record with your healthcare provider ASAP.
- Compare the Vermont immunization requirements with your personal immunization record. Make an appointment to receive missing immunizations over the summer.
- Submit your immunization record via the Student Health Portal NOW. If you are missing immunizations, you must also submit/upload a Request for Provisional Admittance. This form is provided in Step Two.
- Do not wait until you have a physical. Delays in getting immunization information to Middlebury over the summer could lead to class registration and dorm room access being held. Failure to submit these forms will result in exclusion from campus.
- Provisional admittance and religious or medical exemptions exist; however, students who are not immunized will be asked to leave campus for an extended period of time in the event of a disease outbreak.
- Acting early and carefully following the instructions will avoid delays and inconvenience on arrival day and/or possible exclusion from campus.
Step Two: First-Year Health Documents
Print your First-Year Health Documents.
You may disregard the healthcare provider form if you are participating in an intercollegiate sport, club crew, or rugby. Refer to the Athlete Physical Examination Form.
Step Three: Student Health Portal
Log into the Student Health Portal.
Register for the student health portal using your firstname.lastname@example.org address. Enter your password for your Middlebury account and your multi-factor authentication (MFA) challenge, if prompted.
Step Four: Online Forms
In the Student Health Portal, select My Forms. Read all instructions and complete/submit all forms that are listed. When submitted, they will disappear from the list.
- Health History Form: Required for all students. Please print a copy before you submit it and bring this copy to your healthcare provider to review when you have your physical.
- TB Screening: Required of all students.
- Other Forms: Follow all instructions.
Step Five: Health Documents
Please upload the following documents as instructed:
Have your healthcare provider review the Immunizations Required by Vermont Law (page 1 of FIRST-YEAR HEALTH DOCUMENTS you printed). **You must be in compliance with Vermont law. Some states/countries have different requirements. Ask your healthcare provider to ensure that your immunization record meets the Vermont requirements prior to uploading. If you require additional immunizations, your healthcare provider must complete the Request for Provisional Admittance form. Upload this with your immunization record as one upload. DO THIS NOW. DO NOT WAIT.
To upload an image of your immunization record, select Document Type, then Immunization Record, then Save.
Healthcare Provider Form
If you are an incoming athlete, please follow First-Time Athletic Participant Clearance Procedures for your directions and disregard the healthcare provider form in the first-year documents. A physical exam is required within six months of starting the sport for intercollegiate NCAA athletes, including club rugby and crew.
Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider for a physical. A physical exam is required within six months of starting the sport for intercollegiate NCAA athletes, including club rugby and crew. Physicals are strongly recommended for all other students.
Have your healthcare provider complete, sign, and date the Healthcare Provider Form (part of the three-page First-Year Health Documents).
To upload the Healthcare Provider Form, select Document Type, then Healthcare Provider Form, then Save.
Physician/Provider TB Form
If you answered YES to any questions on TB Screening from Step Three, you are required to have your provider complete and upload the completed Physician/Provider TB Form (located within the First-Year Health Documents).
- Select Document Type, then Physician/Provider TB Form, then Save.
New Student Consent
This is located within the First-Year Health Documents. Read, sign, and upload this one-page form.
- Select Document Upload, then New Student Consent, then Save.
- Select Document Upload, then Insurance Card (primary, secondary, or dental), then Save. Please print both sides.
Step Six: Religious/Medical Exemptions
If you have any religious or medical exemptions, please complete the Vermont College Immunizations Exemptions Form as applicable.
- Select Document Upload, then Immunization Exemption, then Save.
- Please be advised that unvaccinated students may be asked to miss class or leave campus in the event of a communicable disease outbreak.
Step Seven: Troubleshooting
In case there is an error with your uploaded documents, please review our Troubleshooting Tips for Health Portal.
Follow the instructions and upload any records (must be in English) that are available, along with the Request for Provisional Admittance form that outlines a plan for when any missing vaccines can be received. In some cases, students without evidence of immunization can submit blood test results that show immunity against varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B. Ask your doctor if these tests are available and upload the results. Get as many of the required immunizations as possible and upload your immunization record (in English) and/or the Request for Provisional Admittance form prior to arrival. If you get some immunizations just prior to arrival, bring a copy of your updated immunization record with you.
Ideally, testing and/or immunization happens prior to arrival at Middlebury; however, Parton Health Center staff will work with ISSS and international students who need help receiving vaccines that may be difficult to receive in their home countries.
In some cases, students without evidence of immunization can submit blood test results that show immunity against varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B. Ask your doctor if these tests are available and upload the results.
Get as many of the required immunizations as possible and upload your immunization record (in English) and/or the Request for Provisional Admittance form, prior to arrival. If you get some immunizations just prior to arrival, bring a copy of your updated immunization record with you.
You can submit blood test results that show immunity against varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B or get the missing immunizations at your healthcare provider’s office, an urgent care center, or even a pharmacy in some states. Be sure to get and make copies of the immunization and upload them to Parton via the portal. It is always a good idea to bring a copy with you as well.
Q I got a notice that Parton has not received anything, but I sent in my documents. What should I do?
There are a variety of issues that can occur when trying to upload documents. Sometimes documents are too big for uploading, or they may have been uploaded to the wrong section. Please refer to the troubleshooting section of this web page.
If there is an upload link available on your portal page, you can try to upload the document again. If you’re still stuck, call the Parton Portal Hotline at 802-443-5112 and leave a message. Your call will be answered in 1–2 business days.
Q My immunization dates are really close but are not consistent with the Vermont rule. What should I do?
The Vermont immunization requirements are consistent with current recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. In order for you to be compliant with the Vermont immunization rule, you must meet these date recommendations.
If you do not, you can ask your healthcare provider to do a blood test to see if you have immunity, or simply have another dose of the immunization. We strongly encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider and resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please resubmit any new information as soon as possible.
The most common reason for students being told that they are not in compliance with Vermont immunization law is that the healthcare provider who reviewed their immunization record did not compare requirements provided in the First-Year Health Documents on immunization requirements. Though the student has received immunizations, they were not administered in a manner consistent with current recommendations by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
In order for you to be compliant with the Vermont immunization rule, you must meet the date recommendations. If you do not, you can ask your healthcare provider to do a blood test to see if you have immunity, or simply have another dose of the immunization. We strongly encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider and resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please resubmit any new information as soon as possible.
No, this is a requirement for all incoming students. The Parton medical staff provide comprehensive acute health care for Middlebury students. We assist them in meeting their health needs and encourage healthy choices and health maintenance. The staff works hard in the summer to process all incoming student health and immunization forms. Once a semester begins, staff must be focused on taking care of the students on campus.
Q Why is Middlebury College excluding students who do not submit immunization records and holding dorm room access and registration?
Middlebury College is complying with Vermont law.