International Student Frequently Asked Questions

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Champlain College is located in Burlington, Vermont, on Lake Champlain, about 156 km south of Montreal, QC, Canada. We are located 347 km north of Boston, MA, USA. The city of Burlington is home to five colleges and universities and has a population of about 40,000.

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Champlain College is located about 10 minutes from Burlington International Airport. This airport connects with New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Detroit, Orlando, and other major cities. Champlain College will provide airport pick-up and drop-off for international students.

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Champlain College is a small, private college that has 2,000 undergraduate students.

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Any student who is not a citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or will require a visa to attend Champlain College is considered a foreign or international student.

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International Students should follow the step-by-step instructions listed on our HOW TO APPLY page to fill out their application for Champlain College.

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Champlain College offers three application deadlines. The deadline for Regular Decision is January 15. The deadline for Early Decision is November 15. Early Decision is a binding decision. For more information on the Early Decision program click here. We will consider applications after these deadlines on a case by case basis. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to allow ample time for the visa process.

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The SAT or ACT, while not required for admission to all programs, is strongly recommended for all applicants in order to maximize your scholarship consideration.  If SAT / ACT are not readily available in your country, this requirement may be waived if you have earned high marks in relevant high school subjects. Our SAT code is 3291, ACT code: 4298For 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 TOEFL code 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

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No, International students must maintain full-time enrollment in accordance with U.S. immigration law. A full time student must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits a semester.

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Yes, Champlain College does offer merit based scholarships to international students. Scholarships range from $1,000USD to $10,000USD a year. These scholarships are renewable all four years. Transfer international students will also qualify for the above scholarships.

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We understand that it is not possible for every student to come and visit Champlain College before applying. Christopher Perlongo, our Director of Admissions, is available for online interviews and information sessions. If you are interested in learning more about Champlain College or the application process, please contact Christopher at cperlongo@champlain.edu.

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Yes, international students are guaranteed housing all four years at Champlain College. International students are able to stay in their Residential Halls over academic breaks.

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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

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Spring Enrollment**

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Application due dates assume completed applications including all required documentation. All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).
*Housing Deposit Dates: Admitted students interested in residing in one of Champlain's residence halls should submit their nonrefundable housing deposit along with the tuition deposit.
**Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.