Advanced Entry

We offer opportunities for students to complete their degrees in two or three semesters. Please review our transfer credit guidelines and advanced entry requirements.

Transfer Credits

Students from all programs in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management may transfer 25% of their total degree credits from past graduate level coursework. These transfers must be approved by the Dean or Program Chair.  These credits must also not count toward earning any past degree. Students may transfer no more than four credits of advanced language courses (300 level or above) from an accredited college or university. However, no more than four advanced language credits may be transferred from Middlebury's Summer Language Schools or Middlebury Centers Abroad.

Translation and Interpretation Degrees

Applicants must meet these requirements for admission to nine-month translation and interpretation programs:

  • Fulfill general admissions requirements, including excellent performance on the Early Diagnostic Test
  • Demonstrate preparedness by passing second-year entrance exams in their course of study
  • Hold a Master's degree from a recognized translation and interpretation program and/or have significant professional experience.

Please demonstrate your qualifications with a portfolio, including a complete list of employers and professional references. Once admitted, advanced-entry students must complete 30 semester credits at the Monterey Institute.

International Policy Degrees

Applicants may qualify for advanced entry if they meet one or more of the following requirements: they have an advanced degree, significant coursework in international policy, and significant professional experience. We grant advanced entry students up to 24 academic credits based upon their qualifications.

Additionally, our students may qualify for accelerated entry if they have past graduate coursework in related fields. You may transfer up to 12 credits from an accredited college or university and, therefore, complete the degree in three semesters. We also have accelerated entry agreements with several schools, such as the University of Pacific, Franklin College, and Lake Forest College.

Fisher International MBA Degrees

Applicants who have significant professional experience and previous business administration coursework may qualify for our advanced entry program. You must have completed the following prerequisites:

Accounting(6 Credits), Economics(6), Finance(3), Marketing(3), Operations Management(3), Organizational Theory(3), and Quantitative Methods(6).

Applicants should also enter this program with three years of foreign language coursework completed. The Arabic language requires two years for fall semester entry and two and a half for spring semester entry. Before the first semester begins, you must pass a placement test for 400 level (or above) language courses. Arabic language students must pass a placement test for at least 300 level courses. In some instances, Advanced Entry students who don't meet those requirements may be allowed to study at a lower level, but will be required to complete the full 12 credits, or 3 semesters, necessary for graduation of language study.

Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of English proficiency from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations.
Please see the MBA advanced entry page for more information.

TESOL and TFL Degrees

A 30-unit advanced entry Master's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) or Master's in Teaching a Foreign Language (MATFL) can be completed in three academic semesters: Fall, Spring and Summer.

Applicants must meet all admissions requirements for the 2-year MATESOL or MATFL degree programs in addition to previous successful coursework toward a TESOL or TFL certificate or Applied Linguistics degree program.

If you have questions about advanced entry requirements, please contact our Enrollment Managers.