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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 or more (5+) pieces:
Your portfolio should consist of a minimum of five work samples, contained within five separate files. You may submit a maximum of 10 work samples, not to exceed five individual files, by consolidating multiple pieces of work into a multipage PDF file. Please include a brief description of each piece. NOTE: Please do not submit more than 10 pieces in total. Your work should include:
Choose one piece from your portfolio—indicate which one you've selected—and write a concise narrative statement (between 150–250 words) about the work that answers the following:
Please contact your Admissions Counselor for specific questions about the Graphic Design & Visual Communication portfolio requirement.
Upload your files to Slideroom and finish the application by answering the last questions about yourself in the online form.
Portfolios will be evaluated on observational drawing skills, creativity, visual communication and concept.
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. If you would rather us consider your application without them, we are happy to do that as well.
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.