Academic Requirements

All admission decisions are based on an assessment of the academic foundation needed for success in the required courses at the bachelor's degree level.  In general, students who are accepted have a B average or higher.  Consideration is given for demonstrating improved academic performance over time.  Our goal is to ensure that each student has the capacity to succeed in college-level work and the unique Champlain curriculum.  Each application is given a full-review, and individual circumstances can be discussed with the Transfer Admissions Counselor. 

  • Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher required for consideration for admission to Champlain College
  • Applicants are evaluated based on the demands and success of their secondary school curriculum, as well as proven success in the college work that has been completed.  
  • Strong writing skills are important for all applicants.
  • Some programs will require a portfolio submission for consideration for admission.  For a list of those programs, please click here.
  • Some programs will require pre-requisite courses be completed prior to enrollment at Champlain - please consult the Transfer Admission Counselor to discuss.
  • Champlain will award credit for:
    • A score of “4” or better on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exam.
    • A score of “5” or better earned on the Higher Level (HL) International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam.
    • A minimum score of 50 or better on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exam.
  • All test scores must be certified by our office with an official score report. We do not award credit for Standard Level (SL) International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams.