How to Apply

Our goal is to make the admissions process as easy as possible and offer international students considering Champlain valuable admission counseling to address their unique needs.

Steps to Apply as an International Student:

1. Fill Out an Application.

You can apply to Champlain College using the Common Application or the Champlain College Application. Both are free. Regardless of which you choose, all applications are considered equally. Please do not submit more than one application for admission.   

  • Early Decision Deadline         November 15, 2018
  • Regular Decision Deadline      January 15, 2019


2. Send academic records to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Champlain College.

You must send original documents or certified copies of academic transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, diplomas or certificates, or national standardized examination results, which are translated into English.

3. Provide proof of English proficiency.

For students whose native language is not English proof of English proficiency is required. There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Please have an official test score report sent to Champlain College in order to be considered for direct admission to the undergraduate program at Champlain. Our school's code for the TOEFL is 3291.

  • TOEFL (paper-based): 550 (no sub score lower than 50)
  • TOEFL (internet-based - iBT): 79+ (no sub score lower than 14)
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 (no sub score lower than 5.5)
  • PTE: 58
  • SAT Verbal: 500+
  • British 'O' Level English Pass: A-C"
  • Students who have been entirely educated in English are exempt.
  • High school or college students who have had at least 3 years of instruction in English at an accredited U.S. college/university/high school may supply official transcripts to see if they might be able to waive the English Proficiency requirement.

Important Note: The College reserves the right to request that an international student take a test to determine the student's level of English proficiency even if the student has submitted the required documentation to waive English proficiency listed above

4. The SAT and ACT are optional.

The SAT and/or ACT assessments are not required for admission to Champlain. However, we will consider the exams if you choose to submit. Our school SAT code is 3291 and our school ACT code is 4298.

5. Send two recommendation letters.

One from your school counselor and one from someone who can highlight your academic potential.

6. Submit your portfolio.

For those interested in Creative Media, filmmaking, Game Art and Animation, Game Design, or Graphic Design, please upload your portfolio here.