Champlain, CCV Agree on Process to Ease Path For Transfer Students Seeking a Bachelor’s Degree

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Champlain College have announced a new transfer agreement that allows CCV students to apply credits from a specific completed associate degree program toward the completion of specific bachelor's degree program at Champlain.

The agreement applies to qualifying programs in all four of Champlain's professionally-focused divisions -- Stiller School of Business, Education & Human Studies, Information Technology & Sciences and Communication & Creative Media -- with specific requirements for the College's traditional campus-based undergraduate programs. Additional agreements apply to Champlain Online programs that are geared toward adult learners.

CCV Students participating in the transfer program need to:

  • Complete a qualifying associate degree at CCV having earned a minimum of 60 credits.
  • Graduate from CCV in good academic, behavioral and financial standing.

"You may apply to transfer to Champlain's campus programs if you meet the following requirements," explained Julia Caminiti, Associate Director of Admissions. "If admitted, you may earn your bachelor's degree upon completion of 60 credits specifically designated by the particular Champlain College curriculum that aligns with your CCV associate degree program."
Some programs covered under this agreement may require the completion of more than 60 credits. Students looking to study Graphic Design & Digital Media, Creative Media, or Filmmaking will also be required to submit a portfolio with their application.

The CCV/Champlain Transfer Agreement Details

Transfer Credits - A CCV associate's degree will be accepted as a block of 60 credits. Beyond the block of 60 credits, students can request up to a maximum of 15 additional credits to be accepted in transfer, provided that these courses are similar to required or elective courses that are offered at Champlain and meet Champlain degree requirements. Similarity is based on criteria provided by your new division Dean or designee, and judgments are made at the College's discretion. Additionally, Champlain may re-evaluate credits that CCV previously accepted as transfer credit from another institution.

Credits vs. Grades - Credit hours for transferred courses are given full value; however, your grades are not transferred to your permanent Champlain College record and do not become part of your cumulative grade point average at Champlain. In order to be considered for transfer credits, in addition to the block of 60 credits, a course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. In all cases, a minimum of 45 credits must be completed at Champlain and this must include 15 hours of 300 level or higher courses in the major.

Student Rights and Responsibilities - Champlain will provide all the help you need to navigate the transfer process. Each admitted CCV student will be given all of the same rights and privileges offered to existing Champlain College students, including participation in the financial aid programs, student counseling or coaches and advising and other student services. In return, you must comply with and will be bound by the standards and regulations of Champlain College in effect at the time of your application for admission.

Champlain Majors & Degrees By Division Included In Transfer Agreement:
*Program requires more than 60 credits to be completed at Champlain.

Division of Communication & Creative Media (CCM)
CCV students who complete an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Design and Media Studies may choose to apply to the following campus programs:

  • Broadcast Media Production (BS)
  • Communication: Communication Studies Specialization (BS)
  • Communication: Media Production Specialization* (BS)
  • Communication: Media Writing Specialization (BS)
  • Communication: Public Relations/Strategic Communication Specialization* (BS)
  • Creative Media with a Primary Specialization in Visual Art & Design (BFA)
  • Graphic Design & Digital Media* (BFA)
  • Filmmaking* (BFA)

Division of Education & Human Studies (EHS)

  • CCV Criminal Justice (AS) to Champlain Criminal Justice (BS)
  • CCV Early Childhood Education (AA) to Champlain College Early Childhood/Elementary Education (BS)
  • CCV Environmental Science (AS) to Champlain Environmental Studies & Policy (BS)
  • CCV Liberal Studies (AA) to Champlain Law (BA)
  • CCV Liberal Studies (AA) to Champlain Psychology (BS)
  • CCV Human Services (AS) to Champlain Social Work (BSW)

Division of Information Technology & Sciences (ITS)

  • STEM Studies (AS) to Champlain Computer Networking & Cybersecurity (BS)

Robert P. Stiller School of Business (SSB)

  • CCV Accounting (AS) to Champlain Accounting (BS)
  • CCV Administrative Management (AS) to 
  • Champlain Business Administration (BSBA) - Pathway 1
  • CCV Business (AS) to Champlain Business Administration (BSBA) - Pathway 2
  • CCV Accounting (AS) to Champlain Finance (BS) - Pathway 1
  • CCV Business (AS) to Champlain Finance (BS) - Pathway 2
  • CCV Business (AS) to Champlain Marketing (BS)
  • CCV Business (AS) to Champlain International Business (BS)
  • CCV Business (AS) to Champlain Management & Innovation (BS)

Questions? Contact Julia Caminiti, Associate Director of Admissions at (802) 651-5994 or or Champlain's Office of Admissions at, or call/text at (802) 625-0201.

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit