International Applicants

This year, Champlain College welcomed students from China, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, Switzerland, Canada, and beyond to Burlington, Vermont where they joined our community of innovative global leaders and professionally focused faculty to prepare for a future of academic, professional, and personal growth.

Champlain works with international students every step of the way—from visa applications and English Evaluation to the admissions process and providing housing and accommodations once you get here—to ensure that every unique consideration of studying abroad in the United States is met.

How to Apply as an International Student

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Fill Out an Application for FREE

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.

Common Application Champlain College Application

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Send Us Your Academic Records

Please follow the directions on your application to submit required documentation (listed below). If you prefer you may fax or mail documents directly: Fax to 802.860.2767 // Attention: Admissions Operations, 163 South Willard Street, Burlington, VT 05402

Academic Transcripts
You must send original documents or certified copies of academic transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, diplomas or certificates, or national standardized examination results, which are translated into English.

  • Fax to 802.860.2767 // Attention: Admission Operations
  • Mail to Attention: Admissions Operations, 163 South Willard Street, Burlington, VT 05402
  • Common App or Parchment

Portfolio

If you are applying to the Creative Media, Filmmaking, Game Art, Game Design, or Visual Communication Design majors, please send us your portfolio. View our portfolio requirements.

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Provide Proof of English Proficiency

For 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 school's code for the TOEFL 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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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.

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Early Decision Benefits 

  • Find out fast: admission decision before other applicants
  • Raise your odds: compete against a smaller pool of applicants 
  • Secure your spot: high demand majors fill up fast

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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 three colleges and universities and has a population of about 40,000.

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Champlain College is located about 10 minutes from the 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 with an enrollment of 2,129 traditional undergraduate students from 43 states and 16 countries.

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Any student who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States—or who 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 this page.

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Champlain College offers two application deadlines:

  • The deadline for Early Decision is November 15
  • The deadline for Regular Decision is January 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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While not required for admission, strong SAT and/or ACT scores can support your candidacy. If you choose to submit test scores, our SAT code is 3291, ACT code: 4298.

For 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 scholarships.

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We understand that it is not possible for every student to come and visit Champlain College before applying. You can get a good idea of our beautiful campus by going through our virtual tour.

Please sign up for our communications on our Request Information page so you can receive emails and newsletters.

Additionally, our Admissions Team is available for online interviews and information sessions. If you are interested in learning more about Champlain College or the application process, please contact our Admissions Office at admission@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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International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) provides you with ground transportation from the airport/bus station/train when you arrive, International Student Orientation, monthly activities, an international student mentoring program, visa and immigration services, cultural adjustment support, and academic advising. ISS is your "home away from home" while studying at Champlain College.

For more information on the visa and Form I-20 processes or services for international students at Champlain, please contact Jessa Karki, Assistant Director, International Student Services, at jkarki@champlain.edu. Please also visit the International Student Services website pages.

Meet the Director

Mrs. Jessa Karki
Assistant Director // International Student Services
Office of International Education
+1(802) 865.6485
jkarki@champlain.edu

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...

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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.