DUE DATETASK

Activate Champlain Account

Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit and housing deposit (if applicable), please activate your Champlain account immediately.

If you have difficulty activating your Champlain account, contact Champ Support at (802) 860-2710 or helpdesk@champlain.edu.

Access Your Email

To access your email and other important resources, visit our Current Student portal and sign in. You may also head straight to https://accounts.google.com/signin/v2/identifier?hd=mymail.champlain.edu 

Your e-mail address is firstname.lastname@mymail.champlain.edu.

Your password is the same one you created when you activated your Champlain account.

We encourage you to spend time exploring both the Current Student portal and WebAdvisor.

Complete FERPA Form

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's education records. When you turned 18, those rights transferred to you. If you want to give access to your parents or other designated parties, you must complete the FERPA form and submit it. If you don't, no one on staff will be able to discuss your record (including your bill) with your parents/guardians.

Learn more about FERPA and complete the form between June 1 and August 18.

Add Authorized Users to view and pay bills on your behalf

Students may designate Authorized Users (parents/guardians) to help manage the bill paying process. Unless parents/guardians are specifically authorized, only the student will have be able to view/pay their bill.

Waive Annual Student Health Insurance

Students must be covered by a health insurance policy. All students are enrolled and billed for the College health insurance plan. To waive coverage, log into WebAdvisor, select the "Student Accounts" heading, and choose "FT Decline Health Ins." This brings you to the Consolidated Health Plans for Champlain College. Complete this between June 1 and July 27.

Enroll in Tuition Payment Plan (if applicable)

We offer a plan that enables you to pay your Champlain bill over the course of 10 monthly payments (May 2016 to February 2018), rather than in two semester payments. The program is administered through a third-party called Tuition Management Systems (TMS) that is widely used in higher education. To utilize this payment plan for the Fall 2017 bill, the first three monthly payments (May, June and July) are due by July 15.

To learn more about this option, visit champlain.edu/payment-plans.

To enroll in the payment plan, visit champlain.afford.com. TMS charges a $65 enrollment fee.

June 10

Housing Preference Form due

As a residential first-year student, you will live in one of our stunning, completely restored Victorian-era mansion residence halls that ring the central campus. This form will give you a chance to let us know which one you'd love to live in the most. Priority for housing comes on a first-come, first-served basis. The faster this form is returned, the more likely you are placed in one of your top-choice residence halls.

Fill out your Housing Preference Form.

Counseling & Accommodations Registration Form due

Our confidential mental health counseling services are available to assist you in managing a variety of mental health challenges, personal issues and academic concerns. Our 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 they can best assist you. For housing accommodations, please submit the Housing Accommodations Request Form.

June 12

Fall Course Selection Form due

Enrolling in your courses is one of the most important things you'll do this summer. All students are pre-registered for their first semester courses but you may have a few decisions to make regarding electives. To determine if you must choose electives:

  • Please complete the course selection form
  • If you see your major, click it
  • Select the course that interests you the most

All students are required to take COR 110 and COR 115 in the first semester. These courses are the foundation of our Core curriculum and must be taken in sequence. To learn more about the Core, visit champlain.edu/core.

Game Art & Animation students without a foundational knowledge of drawing should plan to take ART 110, Introduction to Drawing. Please contact your Program Director about options for getting registered.

If you are a student with an Undeclared major enrolling in the Communication & Creative Media (CCM) or Education & Human Studies (EHS) Divisions, you will be contacted through email by your academic specialist about several course selection choices. Please reply promptly to any email requests we send.

June 26

View Fall billing statement online and authorize users

Tuition and related fees for full-time students are billed to the student account each semester. Balances are due July 27 for the Fall semester and November 27 for the Spring semester. You will receive an email notification when your bill is ready to be viewed. Only the student will have access to view and/or pay the bill unless a parent/guardian is specially authorized by the student.

To view your bill:

Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling for Direct Loans due

If you have been awarded a Direct Subsidized and/or Direct Unsubsidized Loan and you wish to take advantage of them, there is a two-step process you must complete before the award(s) can be disbursed to your account.

  1. Read and sign the Master Promissory Note
  2. Complete Entrance Counseling

To complete these tasks:

  • Visit studentloans.gov
  • Sign in using your FSA ID
  • Click "Complete Master Promissory Note"
  • Select "Subsidized/Unsubsidized"
  • Complete the required information, sign and submit
  • Click "Complete Counseling"
  • Select "Entrance Counseling"
  • Click "Start," then complete the required information and submit

Student Health Form due

The health services staff is dedicated to providing confidential, humane care and competent treatment, along with responsible referrals when indicated. Vermont state law requires that all students provide up-to-date immunization information.

Please download a copy of our Health Form and return it by July 1 to:

Student Health & Wellness Center
PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402

Emergency Contact Form Due

Fill out your Emergency Contact form via WebAdvisor.

Photo for Champlain ID due

Your Champlain ID is an everyday item for you — it serves as your student ID, meal plan card, residence hall key and even a debit card at certain on- and off-campus locations — so we want you to have a picture you love.

To submit a photo for your Champlain ID Card:

  • Find or take a color picture of yourself that you are pleased with (no hats, no sunglasses!). It must be identifiably "you," or it will be rejected
  • Make sure that you've got the digital image (a scan of an actual photo will work) in a .jpg format
  • Create an email with the subject line: firstname.lastname (Example: Sally.Smith)
  • Email it to: newstudentids@champlain.edu

Registration for Calculus Waiver Exam (if applicable)

This test is designed for students who took Calculus in high school but either did not take the AP Exam or received a score of 3 or below. Passing this test waives MTH 230 (Calculus I), enabling students to register for upper-level math or programming courses.

For students in majors requiring MTH XXX, passing this test also waives the math requirement for the major. While passing this test waives MTH 230, students do not receive any college credits towards graduation. A passing score is 70 or higher. This exam is administered during New Student Orientation each Fall.

New & International Student Orientation registration opens

New Student Orientation starts Friday, August 25 and runs through Sunday, August 27. Orientation begins with moving in, but there's so much more waiting for you! Don't miss it. Register for New Student Orientation beginning on July 1 at champlain.edu/orientation.

Champlain also hosts a special orientation for our international students from August 21–August 24. This orientation includes sessions on cultural adjustment, academics, health care, personal safety and U.S. visa and non-immigration requirements.

Email Jessa Karki (jkarki@champlain.edu) with any questions.

July 10

Calculus Readiness Test information emailed to EGP and CSI majors

Students scheduled to take MTH 230 (Calculus I) in the Fall, including those students majoring in Game Programming and Computer Science & Innovation, are required to take and pass an online Calculus Readiness Test before being enrolled in MTH 230.

Information about this test will be emailed to those students on July 10. The test must be completed by August 16 to finalize class schedules.

If you did not receive information by email about the Calculus Readiness Test but are interested in taking MTH 230, please contact Dr. Melanie Brown (mbrown@champlain.edu).

July 17

Fall 2017 course schedule available online

Want a look at the whole picture? No problem. By July 17, the Registrar's Office will have your classes sorted out.

To view your schedule:

  • Sign in to champlain.edu/webadvisor
  • Under "Academic Profile," click "My Class Schedule"
  • Select "2017 Fall Semester" from the drop-down menu and submit
July 21

Direct Parent PLUS Loan must be approved (if applicable)

The Direct Parent PLUS Loan eligibility on your Financial Aid Award Letter indicates the maximum loan amount your parent is eligible to apply for if they wish to borrow through this federal loan program.

In order for this loan to be recognized as payment for your bill, these steps must be completed and your loan must be approved before the billing due date of July 21, 2017. The completed information will be electronically transmitted and received by the College within two to four business days.

Please note: the Direct Parent PLUS Loan is credit-based, and your parent must be approved on his/her own or with a co-signer annually. If your parent plans to borrow the Direct PLUS Loan to cover all or a portion of your bill, the parent borrower must apply for the loan by completing the following steps:

  • Visit studentloans.gov
  • Sign in using parent's FSA ID
  • Click "Request a Direct PLUS Loan"
  • Select Loan Type "Parent PLUS"
  • Complete required information and submit
  • The parent borrower will receive immediate notification if the loan was approved
  • Click "Complete Master Promissory Note"
  • Select "Parent PLUS"
  • Complete the required information, sign electronically and submit
July 27

Annual Student Health Insurance Waiver due

Students must be covered by a health insurance policy. All students are enrolled and billed for the College health insurance plan.

To waive coverage, complete the steps below between June 01 and July 27:

  • Have your existing insurance card on hand
  • Sign in to champlain.edu/webadvisor
  • Under the "Student Accounts", choose "FT Decline Health Ins"
  • Click the blue "Waiver" tab to decline the Champlain College Health Insurance
  • Read the Disclosure Acknowledgement to ensure you understand the insurance coverage. Click "Continue".
  • Enter the insurance information from your existing policy
  • Complete the electronic signature and submit
  • Confirm you completed the process. If you did not receive a confirmation email, the waiver did not go through and you must repeat the process. Print out and save the confirmation email

If you choose to keep the Champlain College health insurance:

  • A cost of $909 per semester will remain on your account to cover the full academic year
  • Email Student Accounts (studentaccounts@champlain.edu) to confirm you will not be waiving the Champlain College Health Insurance
  • Health insurance cards are mailed September 25 to your preferred mailing address

Fall 2017 semester bill balance due

Tuition and related fees for full-time students are billed each semester. Balances are due July 27 for the Fall semester and November 27 for the Spring semester. You will receive an email notification when your bill is ready to be viewed. Only the student will have access to view/pay the bill unless a parent/guardian is authorized by the student.

To view your bill:

Family Weekend registration opens

You really want your family and friends to come up for this event. It's a blast at one of the most beautiful times of year. You'll receive an invitation in the mail. Visit champlain.edu/family-weekend for more information, including registration and hotel discounts.

TIP: If your family is planning to stay in the Burlington area, make those hotel reservations today! It's a busy time of year in Burlington, and hotel rooms fill quickly. For more information about accommodations, visit vermont.org or call (877) 686-5253.

Provide bank information for electronic refunds

In some cases, students receive financial aid in excess of their charges, creating an overpayment. Once enrollment has been confirmed and financial aid is disbursed, any overpayments will be available to the student.

TIP: Signing up for direct deposit is the fastest way to have access to these funds, and the student is notified by email when the refund is processed. Electronic refunds (EFT) supports our sustainability initiatives.

To sign up for direct deposit for overpayments on your student account:

  • Sign in to champlain.edu/webadvisor
  • Select "e-Checks," then "Bank Information" (U.S. or Canadian)
  • Fill in bank routing and account number
  • Check "I agree" then "submit"
August 2

Order Parking Permit

The Champlain campus and the city of Burlington are walkable, bikeable and fully accessible by public transportation and the College's shuttle. If you do bring a car to campus, you must register it each semester, regardless of where you park.

Parking is available at our Lakeside campus for permit holders, and a free shuttle operates seven days a week from Lakeside to main campus. Students may not park in the metered lots or along any city streets from 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, Monday–Friday.

To obtain a parking permit, visit champlain.edu/parking

August 14

Academic (high school and/or college) transcripts due

Please ask your high school guidance office to send a copy of your final high school transcript. If you have taken any AP exams, have an official score report sent to the Office of Admissions prior to August 14, 2017. If you have taken courses at another college, please have that institution send an official transcript. Any courses complete on a college campus must have an official transcript for credit to be granted.

Mail your transcript to:
Champlain College
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402

Complete Federal Perkins Loan paperwork online (if applicable)

If you were offered a Perkins Loan as part of your Financial Aid Award Letter, you need to watch your Champlain email account for instructions on how to complete the promissory note and entrance counseling. The email will be sent from the Office of Financial Aid in July.

New & International Student Orientation registration due

New Student Orientation starts Friday, August 25 and runs through Sunday, August 27. Orientation begins with moving in, but there's so much more waiting for you! Don't miss it.

Register now for New Student Orientation beginning on July 1.

Champlain also hosts a special orientation for our international students from August 21–August 24. This orientation includes sessions on cultural adjustment, academics, health care, personal safety and U.S. visa and non-immigration requirements. Email Jessa Karki (jkarki@champlain.edu) with any questions.

Open Cash Card Account

Your ID card serves as your student and employee ID, meal plan card and residence hall key. You have the option of using the card as a debit card at certain campus sites, including the campus store, mailroom and campus laundry facilities. The card may be used with multiple vendors in the greater Burlington area, wherever merchants display our CC Cash Card logo.

You may make a deposit online.

Deadline to complete the Calculus Readiness Test

Watch your Champlain email account for more information.

Activate your JobSpot account and complete your LEAD career questionnaire

The first step on your journey to career-readiness is completing your Career Questionnaire on JobSpot, Champlain's online career management platform and job board. JobSpot will be your go-to resource for finding employment and internship opportunities while you are a student and beyond. To complete your LEAD career questionnaire on Jobspot:

  • Career Collaborative will create a JobSpot account for you on August 16
  • Watch your Champlain email account for a message from Career Collaborative with your username and login instructions (please don't register for a new account!)
  • Once logged in, complete your Career Questionnaire as directed

LEAD Financial Assessment available

Watch your Champlain email account for more information.

FERPA Form due

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's education records. When you turned 18, those rights transferred to you. If you want to give access to your parents or other designated parties, you must complete the FERPA form and submit it. If you don't, no one on staff will be able to discuss your record (including your bill) with your parents/guardians.

Learn more about FERPA and complete the form between June 1 and August 18.

Housing Assignments available online

Sign in to The Housing Director to view your housing assignment.

Event: International Student Orientation

Event: New Student Orientation

Event: Work-Study/Part-Time Job Fair

LEAD Career Questionnaire on JobSpot due

The first step on your journey to career-readiness is completing your Career Questionnaire on JobSpot, Champlain's online career management platform and job board. JobSpot will be your go-to resource for finding employment and internship opportunities while you are a student and beyond.

Career Collaborative will create a JobSpot account for you on August 16. Watch your Champlain email account for an message from Career Collaborative with your username and login instructions (please don't register for a new account!)

LEAD Financial Assessment due

Part of becoming a well-rounded citizen is learning how to make financially responsible choices. As a Champlain student, you are asked to complete two surveys to assess your financial knowledge and habits: one before you arrive and one when you are a senior. All information is kept strictly confidential and will be used only as aggregate data.

Whether you are starting from the basics or already have experience with personal finance, we will help you find the workshops that best fit your needs. Watch your Champlain email account for a message from LEAD with instructions.

Register to vote with TurboVote

By registering with TurboVote, you always know when elections are happening and have the information you need to vote with confidence. Sign up to receive election reminders, get registered to vote, and apply for your absentee ballot from any town or city in the U.S.

Please note: voter registration deadlines vary by state, so please consult your town or city hall for deadlines. You can also use TurboVote if you are already registered but want to receive election information.

First refund for Fall 2017 semester available

In some cases, students receive financial aid in excess of their charges, creating an overpayment. Once enrollment has been confirmed and financial aid is disbursed, any overpayments will be available to the student.

TIP: Signing up for direct deposit is the fastest way to have access to these funds, and the student is notified by email when the refund is processed. Electronic refunds (EFT) supports our sustainability initiatives.

To sign up for direct deposit for overpayments on your student account:

  • Sign in to champlain.edu/webadvisor
  • Select "e-Checks," then "Bank Information" (U.S. or Canadian)
  • Fill in bank routing and account number
  • Check "I agree" then "submit"

Family Weekend event

You really want your family and friends to come up for this event. It's a blast at one of the most beautiful times of year.

You'll receive an invitation in the mail. Visit champlain.edu/family-weekend for more information, including registration and hotel discounts.

View Spring bill online

Tuition and related fees for full-time students are billed to the student account each semester. Balances are due July 27 for the Fall semester and November 27 for the Spring semester. You will receive an email notification when your bill is ready to be viewed. Only the student will have access to view/pay the bill unless a parent/guardian is authorized by the student.

To view your bill:

Spring semester bill payment due