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If you’ve taken the time to get to know Champlain—and know that this is a place where you feel you can thrive—applying Early Decision is the best way to indicate to our Admission Counselors that you are all in for Champlain.
Every institution has different benefits that come with applying under the Early Decision plan. Champlain makes it easy to apply as an Early Decision candidate (with no application fees), and you'll receive the same financial aid consideration as all other applicants (this may not be true at other institutions). More than 95% of students receive financial aid from Champlain College that does not need to be repaid.
Here are the advantages you receive when you apply Early Decision.
If you apply by the Early Decision deadline of November 15, your admission decision and financial aid offer will be sent by mid-December. Other applicants will not receive their admission decision until early March. You'll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy knowing that you'll have your decision months before other applicants.
When you apply Early Decision, you are competing amongst a smaller pool of applicants overall. The number of Early Decision applicants will be in the hundreds of students compared with the thousands who will apply Regular Decision. This year, we had a record-breaking number of applicants for a spot in the class entering Fall 2021.
If admitted on the Early Decision plan, you will receive your Financial Aid Offer Letter at the same time you receive your Acceptance Letter. All Early Decision applicants receive the same financial aid consideration as all other applicants. If your financial aid offer does not meet enough of your demonstrated financial need, you may request to be released from the agreement.
All of our majors are popular, but a few are so popular and specialized that they have enrollment caps. If you’re interested in a program that Champlain is well known for, you can put yourself at an advantage by applying Early Decision. The Early Decision plan allows you to compete against a smaller pool of applicants for the highly coveted spots in these competitive majors.
As an Early Decision admitted student, you will receive priority in the housing preference and roommate selection process and be among the first matched with a roommate and placed in one of our Victorian-era mansion residence halls.
We pride ourselves with providing a highly personalized approach to all we do at Champlain. However, in Early Decision, we are processing fewer applications at one time so our Admissions and Financial Aid teams are able to provide families with extra attention.