• The Common Application is a comprehensive on line application that enables students to apply to colleges and universities using a centralized form.  Students are able to create their own account on the Common Application which is utilized by close to 700 member institutions.  The Common Application is free to use, but each student will have to pay to submit the application to the colleges and universities to which they are applying, unless they have a fee waiver.   The Common Application’s website is filled with helpful information as to how to apply to their member colleges and universities, a virtual counselor, and more.


    The Common App 2020-2021 Essay Prompts

    The essay is a required component of the Common Application and is an excellent way for each student to share their ideas, visions, and dreams with the admission committee. Admission officers appreciate when students “show, and don’t tell” when writing their essays.  Take time to prepare the essay, write clearly and thoughtfully; students  are encouraged to share their essay with others to review and offer suggestions prior to submission.  Be sure to stick to the 650 word limit that is prescribed and be careful to avoid topics that might be considered controversial.   


    College Essay Information: 
    Samples of college essays "that worked" from Johns Hopkins University and Connecticut College.  Read actual essays written by students who were admitted to these two institutions: 
    Meg O’Brien, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at St. Lawrence University hosted a virtual meeting for our juniors and seniors about essay writing for college admission applications.  Click here to view her presentation.  

    Middlebury Union High School makes use of  Naviancean online college counseling partner.  Each student and parent has an account and are encouraged to make regular use of Naviance which has links to over 5000 colleges and universities.  Naviance has links to helpful  websites that are related to higher education and resources related to career information.  

    NCAA Eligibility Center

    This is a site for student athletes seeking to pursue eligibility in the NCAA when applying to college.


     Even as a small state, Vermont is fortunate to offer a wide range of postsecondary educational opportunities for students.  For an overview of options, click here.


    SAT Registration Link 

    ACT Registration Link 


    Helpful information for the Class of 2020 for filling  out college applications:

    While filling out applications to college, students will be asked for basic information pertaining to MUHS.  Here’s a helpful a resource to guide students through this important part of the process:


    School Counselor/Guidance Department Contact Information:

    Michelle Rath mrath@acsdvt.org 802- 382-1162 (A-Given)

    Allison Stebe, astebe@acsdvt.org 802-382-1164 (Gomes--Palcsik)

    Adrien Preston, apreston@acsdvt.org 802-382-1163 (Paxton-Z)

    Sarah Soule, ssoule@acsdvt.org 802-382-1119 (Post Secondary Advisor)


    Class Rank reporting - For those students taking Advanced Placement (AP) and college courses, class rank and GPA are weighted on a 4.3 scale. All other courses at Middlebury Union High School are unweighted and based on a 4.0 scale.  


    Graduating Class Size:   109


    School Code Number: 460240