Required Forms

Champlain has designed three booklets that contain all the information you need to make that smooth transition into college life—from Orientation and ways to get involved on campus to the academic programs and study abroad options the College offers.

Over the course of the summer, you will be receiving these booklets in the mail. For your convenience, we will be posting PDFs of these booklets online as they are printed. You will see a link in the Admitted Student section called New Student Information Booklets when they become available.

The booklets will tell you all the steps you need to take before arriving on campus. On this page, you will find digital versions of the required forms, as well as information on things you need to do and when you need to do them. For any remaining questions you may have, take a look at our FAQ page.

Again, on behalf of the entire Champlain College community, congratulations!

Immediate Action Steps

Activate Your Champlain Account — Beginning May 20 

To create your Champlain email address, and gain access to Champlain's online services, you will need to activate you account at http://welcome.champlain.edu. (Please note: we are unable to set up the activation process until we receive your Tuition/Housing deposits. After you've paid your deposit, you can expect to be able to activate your Champlain Online Account starting on May 20.)

 Course Selection Form — Return by June 15

Our Registrar's Office will take care of most of your first semester course registration, but depending on your major, you may have a choice between two or more courses. To determine if you must make any choices, please go to the online course selection form at https://my.champlain.edu/course/selection.

Select your major from a drop-down menu, and if you have a choice to make, please complete the form. If your academic program does not require you to make any choices in your first semester, a schedule will be created for you by a staff member in the Registrar's Office. NOTE: In order to complete this task, you first must activate your Champlain Online Account.

If you are undeclared in the Division of Communication & Creative Media or the Division of Education & Human Studies, you will be contacted through email by your academic specialist about several course-selection choices. Please reply promptly to any email requests we send.

Housing Preference Form — Return by July 1

All first-year students are housed in one of the stunning, completely restored Victorian-era mansion residence halls that ring the central campus. Everywhere you want to be is close at hand, including beautiful downtown Burlington, and each is fully loaded with all the amenities, including wireless internet access and laundry facilities.

Priority for housing is determined on a first come, first serve basis. The faster you submit your Housing form, the more likely you are to be placed in one of your top choice residence halls (assuming your Tuition & Housing deposits have been made).

Please fill out the Housing Request Form. Transfer students should return the Housing Request document within two weeks of receipt.

Academic Transcript — Return by August 15

Remind your high school guidance office to send a copy of your final high school transcript to:

Champlain College Office of Admissions
PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05401

If you have taken any AP exams, have an official score report sent to the Office of Admissions as well.

If you have taken courses at another college, please have that institution send an official transcript sent to:

Champlain College Registrar's Office
PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05401

Consent to Release of Education Records/ FERPA — Return by August 22

A copy of the Consent to Release Education Records  is enclosed in the back of Summer Information Booklet One. Please return this form in the envelope provided to the Enrollment Services Center. You can also download a PDF version of the form from our site and either fax or mail it in (The address and the fax number are located on the bottom left corner of the form).

Accommodations Registration Form — Return as soon as possible and no later than August 22

Our confidential mental health counseling services are available to assist you in managing a variety of mental health challenges, personal issues and academic concerns. Counseling & Accommodation Services Center staff can also assist you by coordinating accommodations if you have learning, physical or psychiatric challenges or conditions.

If you are in need of accommodations, please submit the Accommodations Services Registration Form. Upon receipt of this form, a counselor will be in touch with you to discuss how we can best assist you.

Other Action Steps

Health Form — Return by August 1

You will receive health forms in the mail that should be completed and returned. Vermont State law requires that all students provide up-to-date immunization information. Please fill the form out completely and return it in the envelope that will be provided.

LEAD Requirements — Complete by August 7

As a first-year student, you will learn more about our Life Experience Action Dimension (LEAD) program during New Student Orientation and throughout your first year at Champlain. However, as a part of the LEAD program, all students are required to take two online assessments before they come to campus.  These assessments are a Myers Briggs Type Indicator and a Financial Sophistication Assessment.

College ID Card —Submit by August 15

We require you to submit a photo to be used for your college ID. The picture needs to be a color individual shot in .jpg format with no hats or sunglasses.

Email your photo to: newstudentids@champlain.edu
Email Subject line: firstname.lastname

Receiving the picture in advance will allow us to process your ID, giving you card access to your residence hall, bedroom and dining hall.

Emergency Contact Form — Complete by August 20

Fill out your Emergency Contact form on your WebAdvisor Account (to access WebAdvisor, you will first need to activate your Champlain Online Account). You will be able to access your WebAdvisor starting in late June.

Health Insurance Waiver — Complete by August 28

Champlain provides a mandatory student health plan for all students who are not covered by another policy and have not completed the online waiver form. In order to avoid being charged for the College's health plan, you must waive this coverage by August 28. Learn more about and waive Champlain's student health insurance.

Orientation — August 28-30

Learn about and register for New Student Orientation.