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

Dec. 1

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*





We have heard from a number of interested students that they are concerned with meeting our original Early Decision Deadline due to SAT score delays. To accommodate this, we have extended our Early Decision deadline to December 1st. The Innovation Scholarship will remain valid through this date.

If there are any ongoing circumstances that prevent you from submitting your Early Decision I application by December 1, please contact the Office of Admissions by email ( or by phone (802.860.2727).

*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.