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This is it: The moment you have been waiting for your whole life. And here's what's next.
If you haven't already, enrolling is easy and it only takes a few minutes. It's one small task to complete in order to accept your offer of admission.
Below, please find our calendar of next steps, with information about when you start certain tasks and when they are due.
We can't wait to see you on campus for Orientation!
To confirm your enrollment and reserve your place as a full-time student at Champlain College and, if desired, start the process to reserve your space in a residence hall, please go to your Application Dashboard account to accept your offer of admission and submit your deposit.
If you have a Champlain Applicant Portal account:
If you do not already have a Champlain Applicant Portal account:
Once you are logged in to the Champlain Applicant Portal:
Your $750 enrollment deposit is due as follows:
The $750 enrollment deposit is an advance payment toward your Champlain College tuition and will be deducted from your final bill.
If you have any questions, please call or text the Office of Admissions at (802) 625-0201.Link to this FAQ
Within a week of depositing, you will receive an email from Champlain with the username and temporary password for your Champlain College Student Account (subject: "Activate Your Champlain College Student Account").
After you receive the email, activate your Champlain College Student Account as soon as possible (instructions are provided on the activation page; follow instructions for "New Users"). Note: You will not be able to complete your Housing Preference Form until you have received the email with your username and temporary password and you have activated your account.
Champlain College recognizes that some students use a different name than the one they were assigned at birth, as it does not reflect their identity. We also recognize that, for a variety of reasons, students may not wish to go through a legal name change-or may bein the middle of doing so-but wish to have their school records reflect their chosen name before the process is complete. To accommodate this, the College has staff in place to assist students who wish to update their email addresses, academic class listings, and ID cards with their chosen name.
To inquire about or begin the process of updating an email address, academic class listing, and ID card, please complete the chosen name request form at champlain.edu/chosen-name, and the process will begin this summer, prior to the start of the semester. The request to use a chosen name can be made at any point after May 30.
For Name Change Questions:
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Champlain College students with documented disabilities may request appropriate and reasonable housing accommodations within the context of current housing policies. If you are in need of housing accommodations, please submit the appropriate accommodations forms by June 1.
Forms to request these accommodations can be found on the Housing Accommodations Web page.
Upon receipt of a completed Housing Accommodation Request Form, a staff member will be in touch to discuss your needs.Link to this FAQ
You will have access to the Housing Preference Form in The Housing Director (THD, our online housing tool) if:
1) You have received your username and temporary password in an email (subject: "Activate Your Champlain College Student Account"), and
2) You have activated your Champlain College Student Account. (Details on activating your account were sent to you in the email referenced above.) Visit welcome.champlain.edu to activate your account if you have not already done so.
Once your account is activated, visit The Housing Director (THD), select the "New Students" option, and log in using your Champlain College Student Account username and password. (Your username is still your firstname.lastname.) The deadline for completion of this form is June 1; however, students who deposit after this date will still be able to access and submit the form.
If you have trouble logging in, please first make sure you are using the "New Students" option, you may need to try another browser. Contact Housing and Residential Life by email (email@example.com) or by phone at (802) 860-2704 if you continue to experience issues.
You may edit the Incoming Student Housing Preference Form until June 1 as much as you wish. There is no downside to editing the form; the more information we have, the better we'll be able to pair you with your new roommates!
Please note: Students placed in College housing are bound by a cancellation policy (outlined below). We encourage you to be in touch with Housing and Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if your plans for on-campus housing change after you have submitted your Incoming Student Housing Preference Form.
Incoming first-year and transfer students who reserve Main Campus housing by submitting the Incoming Student Housing Preference Form on The Housing Director (THD) have until August 1, 2022, to cancel their housing request without penalty. Beginning August 2, 2022, the following fees apply based on the date of cancellation:
Want to find and select a roommate?
By creating a roommate profile you can search for other students with similar interests. Individuals who wish to live together must each select the other(s). Roommate searching is available through June 1. Follow the instructions below to find and select roommates.
Housing assignments will be made by August 1, and will appear on your THD home page.
Available June 1
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of a student's educational record. When a student turns 18 or enrolls in an institution of higher education, those rights transfer from parent to student. As a student, you may give consent so that College staff and faculty can speak to parents or individuals about your educational record. This includes but is not limited to your grades, schedule, bill, and financial aid offer, as well as student conduct.
If you'd like to provide consent for the College to speak to anyone about your education record, please complete the steps outlined anytime beginning June 1.
The Office of Accessibility strives to provide equal access and services to students with disabilities. Our Office of Accessibility staff will work with students to coordinate the academic accommodations needed to address learning, physical, or psychological concerns.
If you are in need of academic accommodations, please submit the appropriate accommodation form and documentation by June 15. Forms to request these accommodations can be found on the Academic Accommodations Web page.
Submit current, comprehensive, objective, professional documentation of your disability to the Office of Accessibility with your Academic Accommodation Request Form. The information in an IEP, 504 Plan or Transition Plan may be appropriate documentation.
Students should also include a neuropsychological evaluation report as supporting documentation. The documentation should be sent to Champlain College's Office of Accessibility. Questions about documentation? See the Office of Accessibility Handbook or contact us directly. Upon receipt of a completed Accommodation Request Form, a staff member will be in touch to discuss your needs.Link to this FAQ
(IF APPLICABLE) INFORMATION EMAILED IN EARLY JUNE
Academic Specialists in the Registrar's Office will register all incoming students for theirfirst-semester courses. Depending on your major, you may have a few decisions to makeregarding the choice of electives.
You will be contacted through your Champlain MyMail account by your Academic Specialist about your course selection choices. Please be sure to reply to your Academic Specialist by June 17.Link to this FAQ
All first-year students (with the exception of Degree Design Lab majors) are required to take COR 101 and COR 102 in their first semester. These courses are the foundation of our Core curriculum and must be taken in conjunction with one another. For Core 102, students have a choice of what course topic they would like to take. Check your email in early June to find the link to the form where you can choose from the selected topics and please submit the form by June 17. Over the summer, your Academic Specialist will schedule you into courses based on your topic preferences and your availability. Visit the Core Curriculum Year One page to see the topics for Fall 2022. To learn more about the Core, visit champlain.edu/core.Link to this FAQ
Within two weeks of making your deposit, you will be contacted via email by your Compass Student Services Representative. This person will be your primary contact for the "business of being a student" for the duration of your time at Champlain College, starting now! They will schedule a virtual meeting for you to connect with them and get important information about what comes next. Your family is invited to join if you wish and will be copied on the invitation. This appointment should be completed by July 1 to ensure you have everything you need to be set up for success!Link to this FAQ
Available June 1
To complete your health form and immunization record:
You are required to upload a record of your immunization history. If you already have a copy of your record, upload it here. Otherwise, download and print the form and have it completed by your provider, then upload it. The required list of vaccines is included on the form and our website at champlain.edu/health-FAQ
After uploading a complete vaccination record, please enter the dates you received each required vaccination by clicking the vaccine name. Student Health will review your information and contact you if more information is needed for clearance.
If you have a health insurance card and would like to add it to your record, you may upload a copy by clicking "Health Insurance Card." Your health insurance will only be billed if an off-campus referral or labs are required. This form is separate from the student health insurance offered and billed by Champlain College. If you have health coverage and do not wish to pay for health insurance from Champlain College, please review and complete the online waiver form. See champlain.edu/health-insurance for more details.Link to this FAQ
The Registrar's Office will email you an Emergency Contact Form to complete. Check your Champlain MyMail account for the form.Link to this FAQ
Students who are planning to bring an Assistance Animal (such as an Emotional Support Animal) to campus must obtain approval from the Office of Accessibility by submitting a request by the appropriate deadline. If you would like to request to bring an Assistance Animal to campus, please contact the Office of Accessibility.
(Please note that Emotional Support Animals do not require "certification." Beware of online scams claiming to certify your animal.)
The Office of Accessibility will provide the student with an ESA Request Form. The form will need to be filled out by a provider, such as a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental health professional. Once received, the Office of Accessibility will review the student's ESA Request Form. If a student's request is approved, the student shall be required to provide vaccination records and a clean bill of health from a veterinarian. The student's roommate(s) must also consent to have the animal in their shared living space. Upon receipt of a completed ESA Request Form, a staff member will be in touch.
For Assistance Animal Questions:Link to this FAQ
If you have been awarded a Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Federal 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:
TO COMPLETE THESE TASKS:
The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan eligibility on your Financial Aid Offer 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 August 1, 2022. The completed information will be electronically transmitted and received by the College within two to four business days.
Please note: The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan is credit-based, and your parent must be approved annually on his/her own or with a cosigner. If your parent plans to borrow the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan to cover all or a portion of your bill, the parent borrower must apply for the loan by completing the following steps:
The Office of International Student Services hosts a mandatory International Student Orientation from Monday, August 23–Thursday, August 26 to help new and transfer international students and exchange visitors adjust to the campus and community. This orientation is in addition to New Student Orientation. Students are expected to arrive at Champlain College on either Saturday, August 20, or Sunday, August 21. If students arrive earlier, housing, food, and transportation will be their personal responsibility.
Although not required for U.S. dual citizens or New Americans, International Student Orientation is open to U.S. dual citizens, New Americans, U.S. Refugees, U.S. Assylees, and U.S. Permanent Residents, especially if they have lived and been educated outside of the U.S. for most of their lives.
Please note that dates are tentative and are subject to change due to COVID-19 measures. Any changes will be communicated to students who have registered by the deadline of August 1, 2022. The fee for International Student Orientation is $150.00 USD. To pay and register, please visit: https://forms.champlain.edu/form_international/orientation.
Please contact Jessa Karki at email@example.com if you have further questions.Link to this FAQ
All incoming first-year students will be registered for their first semester courses by an Academic Specialist in the Registrar's Office. Some programs afford students choice in their first semester. If you are in any of the following majors, your Academic Specialist will contact you using your Champlain MyMail email address in early July to determine your course choices based on specific majors you are considering:
The following majors will receive an email from their Academic Specialist regarding course selection:
You will be contacted through your Champlain MyMail account by your Academic Specialist about your course selection choices. Be sure to reply to your Academic Specialist by August 1.Link to this FAQ
Want a look at the whole picture? No problem. By August 1, the Registrar's Office will have your classes sorted out.
TO VIEW YOUR SCHEDULE TODAY:
Note: Class schedules are subject to change until classes begin in late August for the Fall 2022 semester.
Students must be covered by a health insurance policy. All full-time students are automatically enrolled and billed for the College health insurance plan (2022-2023 estimated cost: $2,300 per year). If you already have full medical coverage and would like to waive the Champlain College plan, complete the steps below.
TO WAIVE COVERAGE, COMPLETE THE STEPS BELOW BY AUGUST 1:
IF YOU CHOOSE TO KEEP THE CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE HEALTH INSURANCE:
We offer payment plans that enable you to pay your Champlain bill over the course of several months. To learn more about this option and view the available plans, visit champlain.edu/payment-plans. Note: Families that choose a payment plan must re-enroll in the plan each semester.
Families who do not choose a payment plan will make two tuition payments. The Fall semester bill is due in full by August 1, 2022; the Spring semester bill is due in full by December 3, 2022. If you are paying by check, including 529 Plan disbursements, please be sure to leave plenty of time for the payment to arrive on time to avoid late payment fees.
Tuition and related fees for full-time students are billed each semester. Balances are due August 1 for the Fall 2022 semester and December 3 for the Spring 2023 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 AND PAY YOUR BILL: Students & authorized users sign into the billing system here.
Students scheduled to take MTH 230: Calculus I in the fall, including those students majoring in Applied Mathematics, 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 5. The test must be completed by August 1 in order to finalize class schedules.
If you did not receive information by email about the Calculus Readiness Test by July 8, but are interested in taking MTH 230, please contact Dr. Melanie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.Link to this FAQ
Available June 1
Your Champlain ID is something you'll use everyday-it serves as your student ID, meal plan card, residence hall key, and even a debit card at certain on- and off-campus locations. To get started, you'll create a WebCard account, where you'll upload a photo for your ID card by August 1. Then, you can make an online deposit to add funds to your card. You'll be able to use your ID card like cash at the campus store, mailroom, and campus laundry facilities plus multiple vendors in the greater Burlington area. Your ID card also allows you to ride for free on any bus in Chittenden County!
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!). The image should be cropped to a square with your face and upper shoulders centered and plenty of space around the sides and top. Solid color backgrounds, please. It must be identifiably "you" or it will be rejected.
AVAILABLE BEGINNING AUGUST 1
Log in to Student Central to find helpful information on how to prepare for Orientation and learn some helpful tips for making your first week of classes, as well as your first semester, a success!
CHAMPLAIN WEEKEND: OCTOBER 21-23
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 the year. Visit champlain.edu/champlain-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 Champlain Weekend Questions:Link to this FAQ
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 from the College Board sent to the Office of Admissions before August 5, 2022.
If you have taken courses at another college, please have that institution send us an official transcript, either electronically or by mail. Any courses completed on a college campus must have an official transcript for credit to be granted.
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402
BEGIN YOUR JOB SEARCH
If you are considering getting a job while in school, the fall semester on-campus and Federal Work-Study recruitment process begins on Wednesday, August 17.
Students will receive an email from Career Collaborative to their MyMail account on August 17 with instructions on how to access their Handshake account and search for jobs. There are over 700 on-campus jobs—many of which are career relevant—so chances are good you can land something related to your major or interests and develop strong professional skills.
Once you've been hired, you will complete your I-9 form. The Department of Homeland Security requires specific identification that establishes both identity and employment authorization. Visit champlain.edu/i-9 for a list of acceptable identification and bring it with you to campus; photocopies are not accepted. You will not be able to begin work without this documentation.
Handshake is Champlain College's online career management platform and will be your go-to resource for finding jobs and internships, scheduling appointments with your Career Coach, and registering for career events. Handshake accounts will be created for all new students. Watch your Champlain College MyMail for instructions to access your account and search for jobs.
Don't miss this opportunity to talk to hiring supervisors from across campus. More information can be found at champlain.edu/workstudyfair.Link to this FAQ
DUE SEPTEMBER 9
The first step on your journey to career and life readiness is activating your InSight course in Canvas (Champlain's learning management system). InSight is Champlain College's REQUIRED "career and life prep program" that will prepare you for your future career, financial success, and overall well-being over the next four years. Your InSight Canvas course will be your self-serve tool to navigate your InSight progress. Each year, you'll get to complete a set of InSight milestones, starting with the milestones outlined below.
Starting August 17, you'll have access to your InSight course on Canvas where you'll be able to complete your Financial Assessment, Well-Being Assessment, and find instructions to complete your Handshake profile milestone. You'll be able to track all your other assigned milestones for the year in this course.
AVAILABLE JULY 1-AUGUST 28
Champlain College highly recommends protecting your higher education investment with the GradGuard Tuition Protection Plan from Allianz Global Assistance. This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board, and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance, a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind.
For Tuition Insurance Questions:
Compass Student Services
(802) 992-1474 (call/text)
Each exam includes a test as well as a medium-size project representative of the work involved in the course. Note that completing the project may take several hours, so only students who feel confident in their ability should attempt the waiver exam. Passing the exam requires an overall score of 80% or higher. Receiving a waiver does not provide the student with college credit, but instead the ability to opt-out of an intro level class in the specific programming language required by their program. For example, a student who passes the CSI 140 Intro to Programming waiver exam, can immediately proceed to CSI 240 Advanced Programming.
For more details, including how to determine if a waive exam is right for you, please review the our Programming Waiver Exam page.Link to this FAQ
International Student Orientation is designed to help our international students, exchange visitors, and those who have lived their lives outside of the United States gain an understanding of immigration and visa-related issues (if relevant), explore the campus and community, make new friends, learn more about the culture and customs of the U.S., and have fun as they begin their Champlain experience. A variety of activities, workshops, and outings are planned.
For International Student Questions:
Office of International Student Services
+1 (802) 865-6485
Move-in is the first official event of Orientation, and there will be move-in crews to help you. Residence halls open at 8:00 AM, so we'll see you there bright and early!
For Move-In Questions:
Housing & Residential Life
For Orientation Questions:
Office of Student Engagement
INFORMATION EMAILED JULY 16
Champlain College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment where all members of the community are treated with respect and dignity. To that end, students are expected to complete a series of online courses that address topics such as wellness; alcohol and other drugs; sexual assault prevention; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The courses will take students three to four hours cumulatively to complete.
The Office of Community Standards will provide instructions for accessing and completing these courses via email on July 16; the courses must be completed by August 27.
For Culture & Community Courses
Office of Community Standards
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