SIT Graduate Institute Accepted Student Materials

Full-time Vermont programs


Congratulations on your acceptance to SIT!

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

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Your Next Steps

Financial Aid
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

Financial Aid applications and instructions:

Students must submit their enrollment deposit within two weeks of financial aid award notification.

The deadline for international students to apply for an I-20 visa form is July 15.

Submitting Your Deposit
For US Citizens and Permanent Residents

To secure your place in the incoming class, you must complete and return the Enrollment Form (PDF) with your $400 nonrefundable deposit payment within two weeks of your financial award notification. The deposit may be submitted through our online application system or by completing the Credit Card Authorization Form below.

Submitting Your Deposit
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.

After You Have Reserved Your Place

Once you have submitted your enrollment form and deposit payment (US students and permanent residents only), you should begin completing the other necessary forms listed below. Please note that these forms will not be processed until your deposit payment is received or, for international students, until you have completed the required steps to obtain your I-20 form.

Required for all Vermont campus students:

On-Campus Housing
For students who wish to live on-campus, the housing deposit form and $100 deposit payment are required.

Resident Advisor (RA) Positions
The resident advisor position (RA) is a full calendar year commitment (August 2014 until August 2015). 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. The RA application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year has passed. For more information on how to apply to be an RA for fall 2015, please email your Admissions Officer or send a message to

Off-Campus Housing in Vermont

To receive a current listing of available, off-campus housing in Vermont, please contact the Housing Office at or 802 258-3365.

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 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.

Other Helpful Information
This section provides guidance about student insurance, child care, and disability services as well as information for international students.

Student Insurance

  • If you have insurance that you will be using while at SIT, please fill out the Online Waiver Form on the Bollinger Insurance website.
  • Please note: SIT student insurance is provided by Bollinger Insurance. Students interested in obtaining insurance during their course of study at SIT should visit Bollinger's websitefor comprehensive information related to enrollment, claims and coverage, network providers, and other topics.
  • Students should contact Bollinger directly at 800 526-1379 for all insurance-related questions and concerns. Students may also contact Stephen Sweet, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life at SIT Graduate Institute, at 802 258-3361 or with questions.

International Students
Before the semester begins, international students can enroll in a three-week Intensive Academic Preparation for International Students course. Meeting six hours a day, the course emphasizes classroom skills such as listening, presenting, writing, reading, and managing study time.

During the academic year, English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered at an advanced level for SIT students in Vermont for whom English is not a first language.

In addition, the Language and Culture Department writing tutors support SIT students in Vermont in need of assistance with their written work.

Visiting SIT
We invite you to visit SIT’s Vermont campus for either an open house or a personalized visit. Visit our open house web page for upcoming dates and to register. To arrange a personalized visit, contact your admissions counselor or the admissions department at or 802 258-3510.

Child Care Information
Windham Child Care Association helps parents find and pay for quality child care in Vermont’s Windham County, providing referrals and information about subsidies.

Disability Services
SIT Disability Services facilitates an accessible educational experience for students with disabilities and serves as a resource to all members of the academic community.

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