Admission Requirements for Champlain College Online

Admission Process

At Champlain College Online, our comprehensive admissions process is designed to take into account your whole story.  

Yes, we are interested in your previous academic record, but we'll also consider your current and previous work experiences, as well as your short essay responses about your personal and professional goals.  This allows us to gain a full understanding of the skills, credentials, and knowledge that you bring to the table as a professional working adult.

We will complete an official transfer credit evaluation after you have applied, and there is no fee to apply. 

Our admissions team seeks to admit students who

  • Demonstrate a solid academic foundation,
  • Possess an aptitude for success in an online learning environment,
  • Exhibit the ability to make a positive contribution to the Champlain online community.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

The following list of admission requirements must be completed before any student may be considered for acceptance to a Champlain College Online undergraduate degree or certificate program.  Applicants not meeting these requirements may be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Keep in mind, we will complete an official transfer credit evaluation after you have applied, and there is no fee to apply.  

For applicants who were educated outside of the United States or Canada, for either high school or college/university, or for whom English is not your native language, there are additional admission requirements that can be found on our International Student Requirements page.

If you need assistance or additional information, do not hesitate to contact our admissions team at 888-545-3459.

1.    Online Application

The first step in applying to an online degree program at Champlain College is to begin your online application. You'll need to create an account, select the program you are applying to, and follow the step-by-step instructions. Keep in mind you can save your progress at any point and log back in at a later time to complete your application.

2.    Essay Questions 

As part of the online application, you will be asked to submit an essay. The essay is comprised of three or four questions and the topics take into account your personal and professional goals, your ability to persist when challenged, and your approach to online learning.  For each essay question, you will be asked to prepare 3-4 paragraphs that demonstrate to the reviewers that you understand the question, are thoughtful in your response, demonstrate critical thinking and college-level writing ability.  We highly recommend that you proofread your essay responses prior to submitting them. 

3.    College Transcripts

Official academic transcripts are required for any post-secondary coursework you have completed and all colleges and universities you have previously attended, whether or not a degree was conferred. 

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized equivalency service. Learn more about our international student requirements here.

Transcripts are an essential part of not only assessing your academic history, but also for awarding transfer credit toward your degree.  

Request that transcripts be sent directly to Champlain College Online by mail, email, or fax using the information in the left sidebar.      

4.    High School Transcripts

If you have not completed a minimum of an associate degree, we will also require copies of your official high school transcripts or GED scores.  

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized equivalency service. Learn more about our international student requirements here.

Your high school transcripts or GED scores can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to Champlain College Online using the information in the left sidebar.

5.    Resume

You will need to submit an updated copy of your professional resume, which includes both your current and previous employment and work experiences.  

Your resume can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to Champlain College Online using the information in the left sidebar.

Applicants Educated Abroad

Students educated outside of the United States and Canada seeking admission to Champlain College Online will need to visit our International Students Online Admissions Requirements page to learn about our English proficiency requirement, as well as our international transcript evaluation process.  

Returning Students

We look forward to welcoming former Champlain College students back!

Whether you studied as an undergraduate student on the Champlain College campus or took Champlain College courses online, we are eager to talk to you about your next steps in returning to school.  

Keep in mind, if you have not taken online classes in over a year, you will need to reapply to the program.  Contact our admission team at 888-545-3459 to learn more.


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