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We're very happy that you have decided to apply for admission to Champlain College. You'll find that our admissions process is a highly personal one.
All the information you need to apply is on this page. If at any point along the way, you have a question or would like support, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Admissions team.
How to Apply as a First-Year Student
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.
Please follow the directions on your application to submit required documentation (listed below).
High School Transcripts
An official copy of your high school transcript is required. Your school counselor can submit the transcript via:
Letters of Recommendation
One recommendation should be from your school counselor and the other recommendation should be from someone who can best highlight your academic potential.
Test Scores (optional)
Champlain College is a test-optional institution. Please indicate on your application whether you would like us to consider your test scores (SAT and/or ACT). Students who choose to submit tests scores will use code 3291 for the College Board SAT and code 4298 for the ACT.
If you have taken college courses and you would like those courses evaluated for transfer credit, please send official college transcripts.
If you are applying to the Animation, Creative Media, Filmmaking, Game Art, Game Design, or Graphic Design & Visual Communication majors, please send us your portfolio. View our portfolio requirements.
Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could be an important step in financing your Champlain education.
We have a number of merit- and need-based institutional grants and scholarships, but in order to be considered for one or more of these, we must have a submitted FAFSA when it becomes available, currently projected to be in December 2023. Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684.
For Early Decision, please submit the Champlain Student Aid Estimator Form that we email you by these deadlines to be considered for need-based aid. If you do not receive an email from us, please email us at email@example.com and we will send you the link. With this form, you will automatically be considered for Champlain's Merit Scholarships.
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. If you would rather us consider your application without them, we are happy to do that as well.
You can tell a lot about people by simply speaking with them. We encourage virtual Personal Interviews for high school seniors and transfer students interested in applying to Champlain. The conversation is casual—it's like two friends getting to know one another.
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.
|Application Dates||Decision Release Dates*|
|Early Decision I||November 15||Mid December|
|Early Decision II||December 15||Mid January|
|Regular Decision||January 15
|Transfer||Priority Deadline: June 1||Rolling|
||Priority Deadline: October 1||Rolling|
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when it becomes available to ensure that your financial aid award includes all of the institutional and federal aid you are eligible to receive.
Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684
*Decision release dates are contingent on receiving all requisite application materials by the stated deadlines, including transcripts and portfolios, if required.
**Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.
Check out this video to learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to grants, loans, and work-study jobs that can help fund your education.