Admissions & Aid

Your success starts here. We prioritize all applicants with a highly personalized approach to admissions and financial aid.

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We Make Applying Easy

Applying to college can be overwhelming, but we make it easy. There’s no cost to apply to Champlain College and we are a test-optional institution.

Ready to Apply?
At Champlain College, we want to know you as a whole person, not just a transcript or list of achievements. Choose your applicant type and find all you need to know about how to apply.

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    We’ll Help You Every Step of the Way

    Your support network starts with your Champlain Admissions Counselor as the first of many people in your corner.

    Find Your Admissions Counselor
  • Apply Early Decision

    There are significant advantages to applying Early Decision—including an increased chance of getting admitted and receiving your admission decision months ahead of Regular Decision applicants.

    More About Early Decision
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    Advanced Placement Test Credit

    Champlain accepts credit from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Submit your verified score reports from the College Board for evaluation and get ahead!

    Credit for Advanced Placement Exams
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Value & Quality

When you choose Champlain, we will do everything possible to make your Champlain education financially accessible.

We understand that a college education is a big investment. We partner with you to create a financial plan that will work for you and your family.

Count-On-It Financial Aid Guarantee

Simple. Straightforward. Guaranteed.
At Champlain, our Count-On-It Financial Aid Guarantee ensures any Champlain scholarships you receive your first year will never decline.

Types of Aid

When it comes to types of aid, you’ve got options. From need-based grants to merit-based scholarships, our Office of Financial Aid will do everything we can to make it affordable for you and your family.

Applying for Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only financial aid application required by Champlain College in order to receive a financial aid award, including need-based awards and merit scholarships. No additional applications are necessary.

Champlain’s FAFSA school code: 003684

Learn About Financial Aid
The Best

Champlain College named to Money’s 2023 Best Colleges in America list recognizing schools that successfully combine quality and affordability.


of full-time undergraduate students receive scholarship funds that do not need to be repaid.


Awarded to Champlain students each year through Champlain scholarships.

See for yourself!

The best way to see yourself at Champlain is to be at Champlain. We invite you to visit our beautiful hilltop campus in Burlington, Vermont, by attending any of our year-round events.

We often hear students and families say they knew from the moment that they stepped foot on campus that Champlain was it—they were #ChampBound.

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Plan Your Visit 

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