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For some majors, submitting a portfolio of your work is a required step in the admissions process. The purpose of the portfolio submission is to evaluate your development as a creator and assess your ability to thrive in the program you've selected. We are looking for evidence of enthusiasm for the kind of work each major requires along with some of the basic technical and cognitive skills you'll need to succeed in our fast-moving curriculum.
All portfolio submissions will be reviewed by the faculty of each respective major.
|Creative Media (BFA)||
A new creative piece in response to a given theme, 5 additional work samples, and a personal statement
1 video or movie sample (up to 5 min) OR 1 script (3-5 pages) and photos
|Game Art (BS)||
Art portfolio consisting of 3 required drawings and examples of traditional and/or digital creative work
|Game Design (BS)||
Create a simple board game based on a specific theme
|Graphic Design & Visual Communication (BFA)
Art portfolio consisting of 5 artistic pieces or images AND art narrative
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...
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 & Priority FAFSA Filing Dates||Decision Release Dates*|
|Early Decision||November 15||Mid December|
|Second Early Decision||January 15||Early February|
|Regular Decision||January 15**
|Transfer||Priority Deadline: June 15||Rolling|
||Final Deadline: December 1||Rolling|
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
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.
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.
**We are able to extend our deadline in certain circumstances. Please reach out to an admissions counselor.
***Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.