- Prospective Students
- Current Students
Welcome to the SIT Vermont Campus! We are pleased to welcome you to SIT’s historic campus in beautiful Brattleboro, Vermont. To ensure your place in the upcoming class at SIT, you will need to complete the following steps. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions officer directly or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are strongly encouraged to bookmark this page in your browser as it is not a public webpage.
If you have not yet applied for financial aid, this is an important next step. If you do not intend to apply for financial aid, please notify your admissions officer directly or contact email@example.com.
Financial Aid applications and instructions:
For US Citizens and Permanent Residents
To secure your place in the incoming class, you must submit your $400 nonrefundable deposit payment by logging back into the student portal.
You may also send a check or money order to
SIT Graduate Institute
Office of Admissions
Brattleboro, Vermont 05302
For International Students
International students must pay their first semester tuition and fees as part of their student visa process. Therefore, SIT does not require the $400 deposit payment for international students. International students should review the information concerning student visas and focus their efforts on completing the necessary steps to obtain their I-20 and student visa.
Please check your email for a message from David Finck, director of housing, about housing options. In this email, you can select on- or off-campus housing during your time in Vermont and select a meal plan.
If you cannot locate this email, you may complete the housing form below:
Off-Campus Housing in Vermont
Resident Advisor (RA) Positions
The resident advisor position (RA) is a full calendar year commitment (August 2015 until August 2016). RAs, under the guidance of the Student Activities & Residence Life Office, are collectively responsible for assisting in the creation and maintenance of a close-knit community on campus. RAs get free room and board for their work as a staff liaison.
The RA application deadline for the 2015–2016 academic year is March 9, 2015. Please consult the job description for more details. If you would like to apply to be an RA, please complete the housing form and send a cover letter and CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Health Forms
All students are required to submit a health form. Please complete and return the following form to Cheryl Pennie Williams, Manager of Student Health Administration, at email@example.com or fax to 802 258-3509.
International students: If you received your undergraduate degree from a university outside of the US, you must submit a copy of your immunization record.
Health forms and instructions:
Health forms must be received in order for students to be able to register for or attend classes.
If you attended undergraduate college or university in the US, you do not need to submit an immunization record to SIT.
All students studying in the United States must have health insurance, according to federal law. SIT plans to offer student insurance through a third-party insurance provider. Students will be automatically enrolled and billed for insurance. However, students can choose to waive this plan if they have alternative coverage or choose a different plan during the waiver period.
Incoming students may also wish to research their health insurance options from the following providers:
Note: US students may also want to consider insurance from their state of permanent residence. Be sure to select a plan that provides coverage in Vermont.
For students in the master’s degree programs in international education, sustainable development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and intercultural service, leadership, and management, the semester begins with a two-week course called Foundations in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management. Please read the letter below for details about the course and how to prepare for the start of the course.
Sample letter from 2014
Tentative fall 2015 dates
Prior to the start of the fall semester, incoming international students can enroll in an intensive academic preparation course. The course is designed specifically for international students who wish to improve their English language and study skills before beginning the residency phase of an SIT graduate program.
The course includes but is not limited to:
Special attention is placed on grammar, academic reading and writing, note-taking strategies, class discussions, and presentations. Additionally, the course is a great opportunity to meet other international students.
Course title: Intensive Academic English Preparation
Course dates: August 17–August 28, 2015 (Arrival day is August 16)
Course length: The course runs Monday through Friday for the two weeks prior to orientation, with 30 hours of language instruction per week. Class hours are 9:00 AM–Noon and 1:30–4:30 PM.
Housing: On-campus accommodation is available in two-person dormitory rooms. The cost for housing is $47 per day. Meals (available in the school cafeteria) are included in this price.
Registration deadline: July 1, 2015
Applications will not be accepted after this date. This course requires a minimum of five participants.
How to apply
Fill out the registration form and mail it to the SIT Language and Culture Department, World Learning, PO Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05302.
The Intensive Academic English Preparation course is available to all international students who will be entering an SIT graduate program in the fall.
For More Information
Tel: 802 258-3344
SIT Language and Culture Department
Kipling Road, PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302
A list of work study positions will be available in the summer of 2015.
Course registration will take place when you arrive on campus. Additional information on how to register will be made available in late July, but to get a feel for the process you can view the registration instructions on the MySIT page. You may wish to review the course catalog prior to your arrival:
You may also view additional course information, including selected publications for each course, by visiting our Textbooks and Coursework web page. Purchasing textbooks prior to the start of the semester is not required, with the exception of the Foundations Course, mentioned above.
The Division of Student Affairs will be providing a complimentary shuttle service from the train station in Brattleboro on Tuesday, September 1, and complimentary shuttle service from the train and bus stations on Wednesday, September 2. Please fill out the Shuttle Request Form and return it as instructed.