International Student FAQs


Q: WHERE IS CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE LOCATED?

A: Champlain College is located in Burlington, Vermont, on Lake Champlain, about 156 km south of Montreal, QC, Canada. We are located 347 km north of Boston, MA, USA. The city of Burlington is home to five colleges and universities and has a population of about 40,000.

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Q: HOW DO I GET TO CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE?

A: Champlain College is located about 10 minutes from Burlington International Airport. This airport connects with New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Detroit, Orlando, and other major cities. Champlain College will provide airport pick-up and drop-off for international students.

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Q: HOW MANY STUDENTS ATTEND CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE?

A: Champlain College is a small, private college that has 2,000 undergraduate students.

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Q: WHO IS CONSIDERED A FOREIGN OR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?

A: Any student who is not a citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or will require a visa to attend Champlain College is considered a foreign or international student.

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Q: HOW DO I APPLY TO CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE?

A: International Students should follow the step-by-step instructions listed on our HOW TO APPLY page to fill out their application for Champlain College.

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Q: WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION DEADLINES?

A: Champlain College offers three application deadlines. The deadline for Regular Decision is January 15. The deadline for Early Decision is November 1 or December 15. Early Decision is a binding decision. For more information on the Early Decision program click here. We will consider applications after these deadlines on a case by case basis. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to allow ample time for the visa process.

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Q: WHAT TESTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION? ARE THE SATS REQUIRED?

A: The SAT or ACT, while not required for admission to all programs, is strongly recommended for all applicants in order to maximize your scholarship consideration.  If SAT / ACT are not readily available in your country, this requirement may be waived if you have earned high marks in relevant high school subjects. Our SAT code is 3291, ACT code: 4298

For students whose native language is not English proof of English proficiency is required. There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement.  Please have an official test score report sent to Champlain College in order to be considered for direct admission to the undergraduate program at Champlain. Our TOEFL code is 3291.

  • TOEFL (paper-based): 550 (no sub score lower than 50)
  • TOEFL (internet-based - iBT): 79+ (no sub score lower than 14)
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 (no sub score lower than 5.5)
  • PTE: 58
  • SAT Verbal: 500+
  • British 'O' Level English Pass: A-C"
  • Students who have been entirely educated in English are exempt.
  • High school or college students who have had at least 3 years of instruction in English at an accredited U.S. college/university/high school may supply official transcripts to see if they might be able to waive the English Proficiency requirement.

Important Note: The College reserves the right to request that an international student take a test to determine the student's level of English proficiency even if the student has submitted the required documentation to waive English proficiency listed above

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Q: CAN I STUDY PART-TIME AT CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE?

A: No, International students must maintain full-time enrollment in accordance with U.S. immigration law. A full time student must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits a semester.

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Q: DOES CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL AID TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?

A: Yes, Champlain College does offer merit based scholarships to international students. Scholarships range from $1,000USD to $10,000USD a year. These scholarships are renewable all four years. Transfer international students will also qualify for the above scholarships.

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Q: IF I CANNOT VISIT CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE, ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND SEE MORE ABOUT THE SCHOOL?

A: We understand that it is not possible for every student to come and visit Champlain College before applying. Christopher Perlongo, our Director of Admissions, is available for online interviews and information sessions. If you are interested in learning more about Champlain College or the application process, please contact Christopher at cperlongo@champlain.edu.

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Q: ARE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS GUARANTEED HOUSING? CAN I STAY IN THE RESIDENTIAL HALLS OVER BREAKS?

A: Yes, international students are guaranteed housing all four years at Champlain College. International students are able to stay in their Residential Halls over academic breaks.

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