Welcome, new and returning students, to the Bread Loaf community!
The following information will help walk you through the enrollment process and prepare you for the coming summer session. Please make sure you read through the entire page; it contains vital information and items you will need to complete.
In addition, all students are responsible for knowing and understanding all Middlebury and Bread Loaf policies, which are articulated in the Bread Loaf Student Handbook and in the Middlebury Handbook.
Select the campus you are attending to submit your enrollment form:
Please pay your nonrefundable deposit of $400 by the date listed on your enrollment letter.
By e-check or credit card
Use NelNet. Please note that there is a 2.75% processing fee for credit card payments. Your Middlebury ID number will be required for sign-in.
Please make checks out to Middlebury College and mail to the attention of your campus coordinator at:
Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English
75 Franklin Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Please note: Payment of deposits may be deferred if and only if you are awaiting a financial aid decision:
- Deposits must be paid within two weeks of receiving aid decisions.
- Deposits may not be deferred because of outstanding loan or special scholarship applications.
- Deposits are waived only if students have applied for certain fellowships.
- You must obtain your visa and submit all visa and U.S. tax documentation.
- Non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. legal permanent residents must have a nonimmigrant status which allows them to take courses full time.
- The office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at Middlebury College (firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-443-5858) assists students with obtaining legal nonimmigrant status to attend the program in the U.S. It is important that all non-U.S. students who plan to enroll check with ISSS for clarification regarding their status.
- Tourist status does not allow full-time study. Do not enter the U.S. on a tourist visa waiver (B-1 or B-2) or visa waiver, since these do not allow enrollment.
- Most international students attend Bread Loaf in F-1 (student) status. To be eligible for F-1 status, you must first obtain a Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility Form from Middlebury. Please complete an I-20 application form, which can be found on the ISSS Web site at http://www.middlebury.edu/international/isss/visas. Upon receipt of the completed I-20 application form and supporting documents, ISSS will send you an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility Form, which is required to apply for an F-1 visa at a U.S. Embassy or consulate abroad.
- We strongly encourage you to submit all your forms as soon as possible to allow ample time for the entire visa application process. It can take several weeks to obtain an F-1 visa, and we are not able to issue I-20 Certificate of Eligibility Forms until BLSE and Student Financial Services have received all your paperwork. If the I-20 application is received by ISSS after May 1, there may not be adequate time to obtain the proper visa for entry to the United States.
- If you are currently in the U.S, please contact ISSS as soon as possible to verify whether you will require an I-20 from Middlebury to attend BLSE.
- Students admitted as part of an exchange program will need to obtain a Form DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility from Middlebury and come in J-1 status under the J1 Non-degree Student category. The DS-2019 application can be accessed at http://www.middlebury.edu/international/isss/visas. The procedures for obtaining this document are similar to the instructions above.
- All students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. legal permanent residents (i.e., green card holders) will receive a request for information from Middlebury’s Tax Office via email in May. You must provide the requested information in a timely manner. Please note that you might have a tax obligation on any financial aid that exceeds tuition. If so, you will be obligated to pay the tax liability that will appear on your Middlebury bill.
Important Tax Information for Scholarship Recipients
If you are a Nonresident Alien for Tax Purposes, you should assume you will be taxed on payments made to you or on your behalf by the college or institute. Rates are based on your country’s tax treaty, your visa status and the type of income you receive. Another important element is your signature on tax documents within the FNIS system. Treaty benefits do not apply if you fail to complete and sign the needed informational documents.
Be sure to enter and update your information in the FNIS system if you are a non-resident alien or international student, faculty or visitor. If you have not received an email introducing you to FNIS, please contact the Tax Office. If you fail to enter visa status in FNIS, the Tax Office will assume you are traveling on a waiver. This may result in a higher tax withholding on any payments.
For questions about why we charge you for taxes, and how we determine the amounts, please contact the tax office at email@example.com.
Middlebury is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualified students as required by law. Students with disabilities who wish to request housing or academic accommodations may contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) by submitting an Accommodation Request Form for Bread Loaf’s U.S. campuses or Oxford campus. Both the Accessibility Policy for students and the ARF are available from SAS in a variety of accessible formats upon request.
Providing reasonable accommodations requires timely notification. If accommodations are not requested in a timely manner, it may be impossible for Middlebury to provide them in the earlier portions of the summer program.
Activate Your Middlebury Network Account
All students receive a Middlebury account that allows access to library resources, Middlebury email accounts, BannerWeb, and Vermont wifi and on-campus computer access. Campus-wide emergency notifications and training links will be sent to your Middlebury email account, so be certain to check that account regularly or have your email forwarded to your regular email account.
For New Students
Middlebury College uses BannerWeb, a secure program for students to register for courses, accept financial aid awards, and view their academic records and financial information. For new students, BannerWeb should be accessible within a day or two of receiving your enrollment email from your campus coordinator. Other Middlebury account resources will not be available until April 1.
You will receive an email from your campus coordinator with information on how to access BannerWeb. After April 1, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account.
For Returning Students
Off-campus password change options are:
1. Change (when the existing password is known): http://go.middlebury.edu/change/
2. Reset (when the existing password is unknown): http://go.middlebury.edu/reset/
The complete range of self-service password options are outlined here: http://go.middlebury.edu/password/
For All Students: Configure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Middlebury accounts are required to be protected by Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), a security technology that keeps accounts safe from potential compromise by requiring the use of more than just a username and password to prove your identity during login. The first time you login to an MFA-protected service, such as BannerWeb, you will be prompted to complete MFA setup if you have not already done so. Find more information about MFA and MFA setup options here. You can initiate setup yourself by visiting http://go.middlebury.edu/mfasetup/ and following these steps http://go.middlebury.edu/mfaguide/. We strongly suggest that you configure MFA using the Microsoft Authenticator app to facilitate international travel. A text message to a phone number may fail when you are out of cellular service range or traveling internationally. Your Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) settings can be changed by visiting and authenticating at http://go.middlebury.edu/mfasetup/.
If you need a password or MFA reset ITS must first verify your identity to proceed. Please call ITS Helpdesk (802) 443-2200 or connect via Zoom; career Helpdesk staff can assist you from 8:15 am - 4:30 pm ET, Monday - Friday.
Register for Classes
Online course registration begins in mid-February. Find course schedules, degree requirements, and detailed instructions on our course registration page.
Enter your emergency contact information, cell phone number, missing person contact, and evacuation plan into BannerWeb following these instructions.
Please add Middlebury Public Safety (802) 443-5911 into your cell phone to use in the case of medical emergencies.
All students are required to submit a personal evacuation plan online in BannerWeb. In the unlikely event of an emergency, the plan describes where you would go if the college had to be evacuated.
Missing Person Contact
Students may designate a confidential contact in the event they become a missing person. This contact can be anyone, and does not need to be the same as the student’s emergency contact(s). BannerWeb maintains the contact person’s information in a confidential area, separate from the student’s emergency contact information. The information will be accessible only to authorized campus officials and may not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person’s investigation.
If a student is missing, authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers will have access to this designated contact and will communicate with the person no later than 24 hours from the initial report.
You will receive a notice from www.middleburystudents-vt.safecolleges.com with a link to online training you are required to complete before your classes start. Notices are sent to the email you entered in your Bread Loaf application.
- If you do not find the email, go to https://middleburystudents-vt.safecolleges.com to access the training. Your username will be the email address you entered on your application and your password will be the first five characters of that email.
- If you receive the notice at your Middlebury email, the username will be your Middlebury email address and password will be the first five characters of your Middlebury email. You may update your password after logging in for the first time.
Courses must be completed before classes for your program begin. You will not be allowed to attend class until you have completed this training.
View Emergency Preparedness Video
Before arriving on campus, please view the six-minute training video on the emergency preparedness.
Pay Your Bill
Billing notifications are sent directly via email by the Student Financial Services office in April; bills must be paid by June 1. Instructions for payment are included within billing emails.
The Bread Loaf office maintains student photos to assist internally with identification. We ask that you submit a digital photo in advance of the summer session.
New Students Only
Bread Loaf faculty write evaluations of each student’s class performance at the end of each term. Bread Loaf retains these evaluations in order to compose letters of recommendation and to assess the preparedness of students seeking approval for special academic pursuits, such as independent work or course overloads. Federal law dictates that students have access to any comments written about them in letters of recommendation or similar documents, unless the student waives that right.
New students must elect to either waive their rights to review such materials in their Bread Loaf files or decline to waive their rights. Bread Loaf informs faculty members of the students who have chosen not to waive their rights; faculty are therefore aware of which student evaluations will not remain confidential. If you are a new student, please print off, sign, and return the waiver form to your campus coordinator by June 1. Please note that you may select only one option.
Seniors should expect to receive an email from their campus coordinators to confirm that graduation requirements have been met and that all official transcripts are on file. Seniors should plan to attend a senior meeting to determine class presidents and commencement details on the first Friday of the session in Vermont, the first Wednesday of the session in New Mexico, and during the first week of the session in Oxford.
Part-time summer job opportunities are available to students at the Vermont or New Mexico campuses only. Students may receive financial aid and/or loans and work in a student position.
If you are interested in any of these positions, please email your campus coordinator. Applicants for all positions except wait staff should include a brief description of qualifications. Most jobs offer up to 20 hours of work per week and pay at $14-15 per hour, with checks distributed every two weeks. Wait staff, except seniors, are required to work through the commencement banquet.
Bread Loaf runs two contests (with cash prizes) each summer for the best original poetry and the best original short fiction from a student enrolled at any of our campuses:
- Robert Haiduke Poetry Contest: Enter one to two poems with a maximum of 40 lines per poem.
- Fiction Prize: Enter no more than 10 double-spaced pages.
Please note that by entering the contest, you give permission for your work to be printed and distributed (and, of course, celebrated).
Deadlines and Submission
At all campuses, the deadline for submission for the Fiction contest is July 1, and the deadline for entries in the Poetry contest is July 15. Email submissions to Karen Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid Refunds
Students receiving financial aid refunds may opt to have funds deposited directly to their U.S. bank accounts. To register for direct deposit, students should enter their banking information within the direct deposit allocation in the Student Financial Services tab of BannerWeb. Please submit this information by June 1. Otherwise, refunds are distributed via checks.
Planning for Your Arrival
Students who need to arrive late or depart early because of work commitments must get prior approval from their campus coordinators; students are otherwise expected to attend all classes. If you are approved to miss a class, please contact your professor once you arrive on campus to make arrangements for completing missed work. In all cases, please notify your campus coordinator if you will be missing any class during the session.
Select your campus to complete special forms and plan for your summer at Bread Loaf.