All students, both new and returning, must submit the deposit and the enrollment form. The enrollment process is not complete until the deposit and the enrollment/rooming form are received by the Language Schools.

1. $400 non-refundable deposit and enrollment/rooming form

If you are waiting for a Middlebury financial aid or a fellowship decision, you must submit the enrollment deposit and enrollment/rooming form within two weeks of your funding notification date.  Otherwise, please submit your deposit as soon as possible. Enrollments are processed on a rolling basis until the program is full.

  1. Log back in to the Applicant Dashboard.
  2. Click “View Your Decision”
  3. Click “Reply to Offer” (bottom right corner)
  4. Click “Accept Offer”
  5. The next screen will ask you to confirm your intent to enroll and ask for an electronic signature.
  6. Select the method you will use to pay.
  7. Next, go back to the Applicant Dashboard
  8. Click on “Enrollment Form” (bottom right corner)
  9. Submit

2. International students

Non-U.S. citizens who are not U.S. legal permanent residents enrolling in the Middlebury College Language Schools in Vermont or at the Mills College campus in Oakland, California 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 Middlebury assists students with obtaining non-immigrant visa status to attend the Language Schools.  ISSS reaches out via email to all admitted and deposited students who are marked as non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents in our system after the first of March.  ISSS will determine if visa support services will be needed and give specific instructions on how to obtain the appropriate support at that time.

Most international students attending the Language Schools do so in F-1 (student) status. To be eligible for F-1 status, you first must obtain an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility Form from Middlebury, which is available on the ISSS website. Please be aware that it can take several weeks to obtain an F-1 visa, and we are not able to issue I-20 forms until your non-refundable enrollment deposit has been received.  Therefore, we encourage you to submit the enrollment deposit and I-20 application as soon as possible in order to allow ample time for the entire visa application process.  (Note: 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.)

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 middleburytaxoffice@middlebury.edu.

3. Additional forms. Please submit if applicable.

Accommodation Request Form (ADA, summer only) – More information here.

Assistance Request Form (ADA, abroad year)

Special Dietary Needs form

Dining facilities are designed to accommodate the average tastes and needs of students. Alternatives to meat are provided at every meal for vegetarians.

If you have special dietary needs, would like to request kosher meals or will be observing Ramadan, please submit the Special Dietary Needs form to your School’s coordinator by May 5 (please note: students in 8-week programs who do not submit this form by the deadline will receive pre-packaged kosher meals for the first week of the program and freshly prepared meals thereafter).

 

Acknowledgement of Risk in Co-Curricular Programs

The co-curricular programs of each school are an integral part of the Language Schools’ immersive learning experience, designed to help you build new vocabulary while developing cultural fluency. These activities include, but are not limited to, lectures, films, music, cooking clubs, yoga, theater and choir clubs, soccer, volleyball, tennis, bocce, dance, hiking and bicycling outings, and field trips. Risk of personal injury is inherent in some of these activities. While students are expected to participate in the co-curricular programs of their school, participation in any specific activity is voluntary.  By participating, each student affirms that they are solely responsible for assessing the skills and abilities to participate safely in any activity. They also affirm that they have adequate health insurance to pay for any medical costs incurred as a result of their voluntary participation.

 

Proceed to STEP 2 : Please complete these tasks before your arrival in Middlebury