Prior College Experience

If you attended college at any point in your past, whether you earned a degree or not, you probably have some credits that will count toward the degree you want now. 

Transfer Credit Policy
To earn transfer credits for previous college courses you must submit official ("raised seal") copies of your transcripts in the original, sealed envelope from the sending college or university. All previous college credit will be reviewed individually. The Champlain College transfer credit policy reads as follows: A course taken at another institution may substitute for a required Champlain College course if the two courses are substantially similar, even though the course titles may differ. A student who transfers from another college may receive up to 45 of the required credit hours for an associate's degree or up to 90 credits toward a bachelor's degree-provided that the credit is transferred from an accredited institution, similar or elective courses are offered at Champlain College and the student has received a grade of C or better in that course. To be eligible for a degree from Champlain College you must complete the academic requirements of the degree and have at least a 2.0 GPA.

How can I find out what courses will transfer before I go through the application process? An unofficial transfer credit evaluation may be conducted free of charge at any time. Official transfer credit evaluations will be done for students after they have applied for and been accepted for admission to Champlain College.

How does Champlain determine if a course is similar and eligible to transfer? Decisions regarding credit awarded are based on criteria provided by the faculty in the related academic area of the College and comparing that criterion to the description of the course from the previous college. Credit hours for transferred courses are given full value, but grades are not transferred to the students permanent record at Champlain College and do not become a part of the cumulative quality point average (CQPA) at Champlain College.

Will a course transferred in help or hurt my GPA? Credit hours for transferred courses are given full value, but grades are not transferred to the student's permanent record at Champlain College and do not become a part of the cumulative quality point average (CQPA) at Champlain College.

I have several IT courses on my transcript, will they transfer? That depends. Due to the quickly changing nature of IT, technical courses taken many years ago may have to be repeated because of substantial changes in the field or emerging technologies.

Transferring Champlain College credits to other institutions Many institutions accept Champlain College credits. The decision to transfer a particular course credit is made by the receiving institution and NOT Champlain. Champlain College is a fully regionally accredited institution, which means most other colleges and universities will accept our credits. However, as is the case with the credits we accept, other colleges should also review our course content to determine if it is substantially similar. Be wary of colleges that will transfer all of your prior college credits without examining them first, and of colleges that do not have a limit on the amount of credits they will transfer in.