International Students Online Admission Requirements
Champlain College online is eager to welcome students from around the globe. Before getting started in our degree and certificate programs, we want to make sure that you are well-positioned for success in our online programs, that's why it's essential that we review your international transcripts and ensure that you are proficient in the English language. Therefore, in addition to our general admissions requirements, international students will need to submit the items listed below:
If you are an international student who has completed college-level coursework outside the US, we are happy to accept your international transcripts to demonstrate your credentials and coursework completed, however, they must go through a third-party credential evaluation process to be translated and assessed. Visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website for a list of acceptable providers: http://www.naces.org/members.html
High School Transcripts
If you earned less than 60 college credits - whether internationally or in the US - you will be required to submit official copies of your high school academic records. Again, these must go through a third-party credential evaluation process. Visit the NACES website for a list of acceptable providers: http://www.naces.org/members.html. If you are unable to obtain your high school records and undergo the evaluation process, Champlain requires applicants to complete the General Educational Development (GED) Exam to satisfy proof of a high school education. Visit https://ged.com for more information.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Proficiency in the English language is both required and necessary for academic success at Champlain College. If English is not your native language, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency through one of two standardized examinations.*
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): To demonstrate English proficiency, Champlain College online requires a TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-based), 550 (paper-based), or 213 (computer-based).
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): To demonstrate English proficiency, Champlain College online requires a IELTS score of 65.
Note: Champlain College does not offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses, but highly encourages prospective students whose scores fall below the minimum threshold listed above to consider taking and mastering introductory through advanced/academic ESOL course levels at a community college or other low-cost provider.
Evaluated transcripts and official language test scores must be sent directly from the administering agency to Champlain College via postal mail, email or fax:
Continuing Professional Studies
PO Box 670Burlington, VT 05402
*You may be exempt from the language testing requirement if you have successfully completed an associate, bachelor's or master's degree at an institution whose primary language of instruction is English. Additionally, Champlain College reserves the right to waive this requirement on a case-by-case basis, particularly for students whose profession requires significant written and oral communication.