How to Apply

Finding and pursuing your passion at Champlain will take you further than you ever imagined you could go, but it's not a journey you take alone: our close-knit community of educators, administrators and fellow students will support you every step of the way.

Understanding Portfolio Requirements

Five of our majors in the Division of Communication & Creative Media have required portfolio reviews. For specific details and instructions, see the Admissions Portfolio Requirements section.

Application Deadlines

Admissions Program

Due Date

Notification Date

Non-Refundable Deposit*
Due Dates

Early Decision I: First-year only

Nov. 15

Beginning Dec. 15

Within 3 weeks of admit date

Early Decision II: First-year only

Jan. 15

Beginning Feb. 15

Within 3 weeks of admit date

Regular Decision: First-year

Feb. 1

Beginning Mar. 15

May 1

Regular Decision: Transfer

Mar. 1



Spring Enrollment*




*Housing Deposit Dates: Admitted students interested in residing in one of Champlain's residence halls should submit their non-refundable housing deposit along with the tuition deposit.
**Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.