Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Will I have the opportunity to improve my language proficiency before my first semester begins?

There are many opportunities to enhance your language skills before and during your degree program. Many students attend our intensive language programs:

How soon will I receive an admissions decision?

Admissions decisions for most programs are typically made 4 to 6 weeks after all application materials have been received.

However, applicants to the translation and interpretation programs should expect an admissions decision 6 to 8 weeks after each scholarship review deadline.

Once I am admitted, how much will I have to pay to reserve my spot?

Admitted students should send a non-refundable tuition deposit of US $750 to secure their enrollment.

If I have no professional experience, should I still apply for a graduate degree?

Because graduates of the Institute strive to be practitioners in their area of expertise, many find that prior professional experience is helpful when making the decision to apply to graduate school. Such experience helps many of our students clarify and articulate their future professional goals.

Can I transfer credits towards my graduate degree?

Yes, you can transfer up to 25% of total degree credits from past graduate level coursework. Please review our advanced entry guidelines for more details.

I have questions that cannot be answered by these FAQs! Who should I contact?

Email: info@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4123 or  1.800.824.7235 (toll-free within the U.S.)
Fax: 831.647.6405

Admissions Office
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Do I need to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for admission?

GMAT or GRE scores are required for admission to the Fisher International MBA program.

For all other degree programs, GRE scores are not required.  If you have taken the GRE and feel that your scores would enhance your application, please feel free to submit them.  Impressive GRE results may also positively influence receipt of a merit based scholarship.

How do you evaluate applicants for admission?

We do not adhere to a strict formula for admission. Instead, we evaluate all application materials, considering both past academic performance and professional experience, in our decision-making process.

How many people applied to the programs last year? How many students enrolled in programs?

This year we received over 1,100 applications for our graduate programs. About 400 of these students will enroll in fall semester classes. Because of our commitment to the Monterey Way, we have found that most candidates self-select themselves for our programs.

I haven't completed my application yet. Can I still send my transcripts, letters of recommendation, and test scores?

Test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation can be sent to MIIS at any time, even if the rest of your application is not yet complete.  We will store these documents in a temporary file until we receive your application or for up to one year.