Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

How to Apply

To apply, visit our online application portal and sign in with your username and password.

Application Checklist

  1. Online Application, which includes:
    1. Statement of Purpose
    2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    3. Personal Scholarship Statement
    4. $65 Application Fee
  2. Undergraduate Transcripts: Please mail these directly to the Admissions Office.
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation Preferred: Please include contact details for your academic or professional references on the online application.
  4. Interview: In-person or via Skype
  5. Early Diagnostic Test (EDT): Once you have submitted your online application, we'll send you the registration form for the Early Diagnostic Test within several days. Please plan ahead since this language proficiency test may take multiple hours to complete. For applicants to the French or Spanish Conference Interpretation program, please see the Third Language section below regarding the C language requirement.
  6. In-Country Experience: We highly recommend that your in-country experience exceeds 6 months.
  7. TOEFL or IELTS Scores: Only for non-native English speakers.
  8. GMAT or GRE Scores: We do not require GRE or GMAT scores for this program. However, your scores may strengthen your application and positively influence scholarship decisions. Please use our four-digit institution code [4507] to send us your scores.

Second Language Proficiency

All Applicants

If you are applying to one of our Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Management programs, you will submit an Early Diagnostic Test (EDT) to demonstrate proficiency in your first and second languages.  The program will require that you have native or near-native abilities in each of your languages of study. You will be expected to work bi-directionally between your “A” and “B” languages. Your proficiency in both languages must therefore be very strong. For more information on "A", "B", and "C" languages, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. 

Third Language

A third language ("C" language) is only available in the Translation and Conference Interpretation programs. If you are pursuing a Conference Interpretation degree in French or Spanish, you must have a “C” language.  A “C” language is also highly recommended for the Conference Interpretation degrees in Russian and German, as most positions in conference interpretation in these languages will require a third language. In the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Conference Interpretation programs, the “C” language is not required. You will also need to take a second Early Diagnostic Test for your "C" language.

Non-native English Speakers

Please submit TOEFL or IELTS scores from the past 2 years:

TOEFL Preferred Minimum: 100 Overall 
IELTS Preferred Minimum: 7.5 Overall

Advanced Entry Opportunities

You may complete your Translation, Interpretation or Localization Management master's degree in only two semesters through advanced entry. You may be eligible if:

  • You already have a master's degree from a recognized translation and interpretation program or at least two to three years of full-time professional experience in the field of translation and/or interpretation
  • You test out of your first year of coursework by taking the First Year Final Exams. These exams will be administered after you're admitted to the program.

Please indicate that you would like to be considered for advanced entry on your online application.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for our Translation and Interpretation programs by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible.

We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more.

Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section.