Apply to Champlain College

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At Champlain, we talk a lot about our career-focus, which is central to all we do. The hallmark of who we are, however, is a spirit of innovation, inclusivity, global citizenry, service and sustainability.

To join us in our mission to create the next generation of empowered, enlightened and engaged professionals, you start by selecting an application type and applying. Right here. Right now.

Quick Links: Select Your Applicant Type

Or  Go Straight to an Application

To apply for admission, you must first submit an application through the Common Application. If you have received an invitation to apply through our Champlain Application, you can apply there. All applications, no matter which you choose, are considered equally. There is no need to submit more than one application, and once we have a completed application, we will confirm receipt. Please note that there is no application fee for either application type.


Investigate Early Decision Option

Our Early Decision option is perfect if you feel strongly about attending Champlain. A high percentage of our incoming class every year comes from our Early Decision candidates. We seek out students who take initiative and are driven about reaching their goals, and our Early Decision applicants typically demonstrate these qualities. Additionally, if you are admitted, there are some decided upsides to having applied through the Early Decision option.


Consider a Personal Interview

You can tell a lot about people by simply speaking with them. We offer optional Personal Interviews with high school seniors and transfer students interested in applying to Champlain.  It gives us an opportunity to literally hear your voice, and importantly, what you have to say about your dreams for the future. The conversation is casual, and can take place during your campus visit, when our Admissions Counselors are traveling to your hometown or via Google Hangouts or Skype.


We Are a Test Optional School

As of this year, Champlain is a test optional school. What does that mean to you as an applicant? If you would like us to consider your standardized test scores, by all means, feel free to include them with your submitted application. Conversely, if you would rather us consider your application without them, we are happy to do that as well.


Application Deadlines

Admissions ProgramApplication
Due Dates
Nonrefundable Deposit*
Due Dates

Early Decision: First-year only

Nov. 15

Within 3 weeks of admit date

Regular Decision: First-year

Jan. 15

May 1

Regular Decision: Transfer



Spring Enrollment**



All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).

**Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.

Please note: Priority for housing is given based on the date the enrollment deposit is received.  Early Decision applicants hear about admissions decisions earlier than other applicants allowing them to be among the first matched with roommates and assigned a residence hall.  

Financial Aid Deadlines

Admissions ProgramFAFSA Priority Filing Dates
Early Decision: First-year only November 15
Regular Decision: First-year January 15
Regular Decision: Transfer Rolling
Spring Enrollment Rolling

Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684.

All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).