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To be fully considered for admission into the Graphic Design & Visual Communication major, students must submit the following to Slideroom for Portfolio Review:
One portfolio consisting of five (5) pieces.
You may submit up to 10 pieces by making one of the files a multiple page PDF if you wish. Please include a brief description of each piece. NOTE: Please do not submit more than 10 pieces in total.
Choose one piece from your portfolio and write a concise narrative statement (between 150-250 words) about the work that answers the following :
When applying to the Graphic Design & Visual Communication (BFA) major, you should demonstrate the depth of your artistic talent, summarize your creative experiences and endeavors, and most importantly, highlight your level of commitment to creating visual work.
Please contact your Admissions Counselor for specific questions about the Graphic Design & Visual Communication portfolio requirement.
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.
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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|Application & Priority FAFSA Filing Dates||Decision Release Dates*|
|Early Decision I||November 15||Mid December|
|Early Decision II||December 15||Mid January|
|Regular Decision||January 15**
|Transfer||Regular Deadline: July 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.