Transfer Credits

We understand that the process and policy around transfer credits is very important to you and your college selection process.

PROCESS

To be considered for transfer credit, a course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in which a C- or below is earned will not transfer in to Champlain College. Once your admission file is complete, your transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar's office and, in some situations, the program director of the major that you are applying. In addition to reviewing your transcripts, we will include your courses-in-progress if they are listed on your admission application.

The transfer credit review process is summarized in a transfer credit evaluation audit and is sent with your acceptance letter. The information in this audit itemizes the courses and credits that you have completed and associates them with the specific degree requirements they meet when applicable.

POLICY

The courses and credits that you have completed are evaluated against the degree requirements of the major from which you are applying and evaluated against the requirements of the Core curriculum (our general education for all students). All students at Champlain must complete the degree requirements of their major and successfully meet the requirements of the liberal arts Core requirement for graduation.

Students must complete their final 45 credits at Champlain.

  • Transfer credits—Major: The courses listed on your transcript and those listed as in-progress on your application will be compared to the course requirements in the major that you have applied. A maximum of 30 can be applied to your major requirements
  • Transfer credits—Core Curriculum: Champlain College has one of the most innovative and dynamic general education experiences in the country. Rather than studying Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Science and other liberal arts courses in a traditional lecture style, you will engage in an interdisciplinary and interactive learning experience. Because of its unique style and learning outcomes, the requirements and transfer credit process are somewhat more limiting.

Below is a chart that represents the transfer credit policy with the Core curriculum:

YearCore ClassTransfer Credit Policy
1 COR-110, Concepts of the Self Taken during Summer Bridge Program
1 COR-115, Rhetoric of Self Transferable with English Composition credit and attendance in Summer Bridge Program
1 COR-120, Concepts of Community Taken during Summer Bridge Program
1 COR-125, Rhetoric of Community Transferable with English Composition credit and attendance in Summer Bridge Program
2 COR-210, Scientific Revolutions Transferable with credit from the humanities or liberal arts (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, etc.) or A.P. Credit (4 or better)
2 COR-220, Aesthetic Expressions Transferable with credit from the humanities or liberal arts (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, etc.) or A.P. Credit (4 or better)
2 COR-230, Ethics & the Environment Transferable with credit from the humanities or liberal arts (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, etc.) or A.P. Credit (4 or better)
2 COR-240, Bodies Transferable with credit from the humanities or liberal arts (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, etc.) or A.P. Credit (4 or better)
2 COR-250, The Secular & the Sacred Transferable with credit from the humanities or liberal arts (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, etc.) or A.P. Credit (4 or better)
2 COR-260, Aesthetic Expressions Transferable with credit from the humanities or liberal arts (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, etc.) or A.P. Credit (4 or better)
2 COR-270, Heroines & Heroes Transferable with credit from the humanities or liberal arts (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, etc.) or A.P. Credit (4 or better)
2 COR-280, Colonialism & the West Transferable with credit from the humanities or liberal arts (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, etc.) or A.P. Credit (4 or better)
3 COR-310, Globalization & Technology Not transferable
3 COR-320, Human Rights & Responsibilities Not transferable
3 COR-330, Integrative Cultural Studies Not transferable
4 CCC-410, Capstone Not transferable

CORE EQUIVALENCIES

The list of acceptable courses that will transfer in towards 2nd year Core courses (12 credits max).

  • African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History
  • Classical Studies
  • Classics
  • Community Development and Applied Economics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Film History or Appreciation
  • French Studies
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Music (Not Applied or Instructional)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sign Language
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Women's Studies

Note: Once a student is admitted to Champlain, 2nd year Core courses MUST be taken at Champlain College.