Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants

Applying to college requires many coordinated steps. There are bound to be all sorts of questions that you never thought to ask when it was truly convenient.

We are available to you at all times when the College is open, so feel free to call, email, live chat, or stop by the Welcome & Admissions Center at Roger H. Perry Hall. We are happy to help. But for those questions that may occur to you at random hours of the night—or at other times when you might want answers, but the College is closed—we put together this list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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Early Decision is a great option for students who know that Champlain is where they want to be for college. Since you can only apply to one school Early Decision, we want to be your top choice! 

The advantages of applying Early Decision are: 

  • Higher Acceptance Rates 
  • More space available in capped programs and those that historically fill up first 
  • Peace of mind, knowing earlier on that you're into a school that's a great fit for you
  • Close attention and personalized review by the admissions and financial aid staff 
  • Specialized Networking Events and Career Seminars as part of our new Career Catalyst program 
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Early Decision applications are due November 15.

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Our Application Dashboard allows you to monitor the status of your application and determine if you have any outstanding requirements. If you do not already have an account for our Dashboard, please create one using the same email address you used when applying.

If you forgot your password, you can request a new one here.

If you have questions, contact the Admissions Office at admission@champlain.edu. You may also call or text Admissions at 802.625.0201.

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Yes. Please submit it as soon as possible to continue to be considered for admittance. We cannot review your file without your portfolio submission. Please be sure to follow the portfolio submission guidelines for your major.

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As long as we receive your FAFSA prior to the deadline of November 15th, your financial aid offer will be included with your admissions packet.  If we do not have your FAFSA prior to that date you will still receive a financial aid offer with your merit scholarship eligibility.  The Office of Financial Aid will send a revised aid offer including your need based federal, state and institutional aid once you have completed a FAFSA.

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Contact the Office of Financial Aid and their experienced staff will work with you to learn more about your unique situation and discuss options that could include additional scholarship assistance.

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Early Decision applications are due January 15.

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Our Application Dashboard allows you to monitor the status of your application and determine if you have any outstanding requirements. If you do not already have an account for our Dashboard, please create one using the same email address you used when applying.

If you forgot your password, you can request a new one here.

If you have questions, contact the Admissions Office at admission@champlain.edu. You may also call or text Admissions at 802.625.0201.

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Yes. Please submit it as soon as possible to continue to be considered for admittance. We cannot review your file without your portfolio submission. Please be sure to follow the portfolio submission guidelines for your major.

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As long as we receive your FAFSA prior to the deadline of January 15th your financial aid offer will be sent to you within 3 weeks of your acceptance to Champlain (typically more like 7-10 days). If we do not have your FAFSA prior to that date you will still receive a financial aid offer with your merit scholarship eligibility. The Office of Financial Aid will send a revised aid offer, including your need based federal, state and institutional aid, once you have completed a FAFSA.

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Contact the Office of Financial Aid and their experienced staff will work with you to learn more about your unique situation and discuss options that could include additional scholarship assistance.

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You can email any materials to admission@champlain.edu or send via USPS to Office of Admissions, 163 South Willard Street, Burlington, Vermont 05402.

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Anyone sending materials on your behalf  can email any materials to admission@champlain.edu or mail via USPS to Office of Admissions, 163 South Willard Street, Burlington, Vermont 05402. Please ask the sender to make sure that your full name is included on all submissions. 

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Our Admissions team is here to help, whether you're about to submit your application or are just getting started. We'd love to talk to you; text, call or email your Admission Counselor anytime.

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We Are a Test-Optional School

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. Learn more...

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Admission counselor at Champlain College speaking with a student.

Personal Interviews Are Wonderful!

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. 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.  Learn more...

Learn more about personal interviews for admission

Champlain Application Dashboard

Our Application Dashboard allows you to monitor the status of your application and determine if you have any outstanding requirements. If you do not already have an account for our Dashboard, please create one using the same email address you used when applying. Create your account or sign in...

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Application Deadlines

ADMISSIONS PROGRAMDUE DATE
Early Decision First-Year Nov. 15
First-Year Jan. 15
Transfer Rolling
Spring Enrollment** Rolling

**Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

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

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by these dates to ensure that your financial aid award includes all of the institutional and federal aid you are eligible to receive. If you complete your FAFSA after these dates we will still determine all of your award eligibility, it will just take longer from the time you received your Admissions notification to get this information to you.

ADMISSIONS PROGRAM FAFSA PRIORITY FILING DATES
Early Decision First-Year Nov. 15
First-Year Jan. 15
Transfer Rolling
Spring Enrollment** Rolling

Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)