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Why Champlain College?

College is a huge step, and change, for you and your student. At Champlain, we’re here to help provide you with all the information you need to navigate this process and transition alongside them.

Your role in your student’s life is, and will remain, invaluable. They still look to you for guidance, and we know you might be the one looking behind the curtain at the details they need to move through the college process!

Our priority is to help support you in any way we can. From information about our support programs and academics, to financial aid info you can count on, you’ll find the resources you need to help your student navigate the admissions process, prepare for college life and stay informed during this exciting season of life.

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For nearly 150 years, Champlain College has focused on creating programs tied to the needs of industry — both now and in the future — to make sure our graduates have the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the workplace.

Centers of Experience

Students turn theory into practice, developing industry-specific skill sets and expertise by working on projects with real-world clients, issues, and situations.

The Studio Experience

From documentary films to fully-functioning games, our Studio Experience enables students to work together just like real-world studio environments to make something bigger and better than they can make alone.


Students take as many as six classes in their major during their first year so they can intern as early as the first summer after beginning college.


Achieved Career Success
of graduates from the Class of 2023 were employed or continuing education six months post-graduation.


Students Employed in Career-Relevant Jobs
of graduates from the Class of 2023 were employed in positions related to their field of study within six months of graduation.


of Class of 2023 graduates secured employment before graduating.

Know Your Timeline

This can be an overwhelming season of life, but we’re here to help. Use this easy-to-follow checklist to make sure you and your student are ready for our August move-in.

Our Checklist by Year
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We’re here to help you create a plan—a plan to maximize all of your financial aid opportunities, a payment plan that fits your situation and needs, a plan that makes achieving your dreams doable.

How much does it cost? Less than you might think!

At first glance, cost can be jolting—consider that the “sticker price.” Take a closer look. The actual cost is the sticker price MINUS your financial aid package. This makes a college education far more affordable than you originally might think.

Our Count-on-it Financial Aid Guarantee

Simple. Straightforward. Guaranteed. At Champlain, the scholarships you’re awarded in your first year never decline as long as you’re enrolled full time.

Estimate Your Costs

You’ll receive your financial aid offer along with your notification of admittance. In the meantime, use the Champlain Net Price Calculator to estimate what your financial aid offer might look like.


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


Awarded to Champlain students each year through Champlain scholarships.


Of Early Decision applicants are funded at the same level as Regular Decision applicants.

New Student Scholarships

Champlain College automatically reviews your student’s admissions application for merit and need-based scholarships—no extra application needed!

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You know that supporting your student throughout their college career can be a huge help in making sure they find success. We agree, which is why we provide a variety of support systems because getting help should never be hard.

Academic Support

Whether your student is looking to get help, to get ahead, or to get some extra resources for a project or assignment, we provide support right from the start.

Physical & Mental Support

Champlain College has thought long and hard about helping your student live well through all the new experiences that lay ahead of them. We consider the whole person from physical health to stress relief.

Career Support

The Career Collaborative is the ultimate career and employer resource, and it’s one of the main contributors to our successful career outcomes for graduates year after year.

Campus Safety

Our goal is to ensure the Champlain campus is a safe and thriving community in which to live, work, and study. We provide emergency preparedness resources, educate and patrol, and address emergencies.


Students can count on personalized support and guidance from faculty and staff committed to their academic success.


Vermont was ranked by CNBC as the best state in the U.S. to live and work in 2023.

Top 25

Burlington, Vermont—our beautiful hometown—was named one of the top 25 college towns in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure in 2023.

New Student Timeline

    • Take the PSAT in October
    • Research Colleges
    • Sign up for Extracurriculars
    • Narrow Down Your College List
    • Take the ACT or SAT as Practice in the Spring
    • Visit College Campuses
    • Meet With Your Guidance Counselor
    • Take the ACT or SAT
    • Apply to Scholarships
    • Ask for Letters of Recommendation
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • Complete Early Action or Early Decision I Applications
    • Start Regular Decision Applications
    • Keep Track of Deadlines
    • Wait for Acceptance Letters
    • Review Financial Aid Packages
    • Take AP Exams and Send Results to Colleges for Credit Evaluation
    • Send Your Final High School Transcript
    • Make Your Decision by May
    • Pay Your Deposit to Enroll
    • Activate Your Champlain Account
    • Access Your MyMail Account
    • Make Your AP Exam Results were Sent for Credit Evaluation
    • Choose Housing
    • Add Authorized Users to Your Billing Accounts
    • Respond to Enrollment Deadlines in a Timely Manner
    • Admitted Student Weekend


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