Application Process, Costs and Schedule

How Does the "Semester Away" Work?

Most colleges have a process to allow students to apply to study away or abroad and transfer credits back home upon completion of the study away experience. The exact process differs campus to campus. Marlboro College staff will work with advisors and offices at your home institution to help you complete the process. The overall steps are generally as follows:

  • Apply to the Movies from Marlboro program. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis as they are received. Qualified students will be accepted until the program is full.
    • Early Decision May 31, 2017
    • Priority Deadline August 31, 2017
    • Final Deadline November 15, 2017
    • Deposit Deadline December 1, 2017
  • Once accepted to the program, contact your advisor at your home institution to find out the process for getting a study away approved. This usually involves:
    • Getting the study away location approved
    • Getting the credits pre-approved
    • Applying for financial aid transfer

Please note that many schools have early deadlines for applying for semesters away / abroad. It is in your interest to apply to Movies from Marlboro as early as possible, both to give you a better chance of getting in, and to give you time to sort out paperwork with your home institutions.

Questions? Contact Kate Trzaskos, director of community partnerships and programs, at or 802-451-7118)

Program Schedule

Marlboro's spring semester corresponds roughly with that of most other US colleges on a semester schedule. Participating students will be expected to be present for all activities. More detailed dates will be provided as plans firm up.  




Mid January

Enrollment and Orientation

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Third week in January

Sundance Film Festival

Park City Utah

Late January - mid March

Course Work and Pre-production

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Mid March

Midterm Break


Mid - late March

Pre-production on location


Late March - early May

Production & Wrap Up


Mid May

Course Finals and Exams

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Mid May

Commencement 10am; Dorms Close at 4pm

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Program Cost and Financial Aid

The cost of the program is equal to the cost of a semester's tuition, room, board and fees at Marlboro, plus the cost of the Sundance trip ($1,300-$1,500) and the cost of health insurance (if the student is not already insured).

If you receive financial aid at your home institution, you will likely be able to transfer your federal financial aid grants and loans, and possibly additional existing scholarships. Marlboro will provide additional financial aid, where necessary and possible, and will assist you with the financial aid transfer process.

Details about applying for financial aid will be provided to accepted students.