Transfer Applicants

Two students sitting on grass in front of a Champlain Victorian-era mansion with books in their laps

We're very happy that you are seriously considering transferring to Champlain College. We understand that the application process of transfer students differs from those of first time students, and if you have any questions or would like support, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Admissions team. For additional information specific to transferring to Champlain College, visit the Transfer Students web pages.

Upcoming Holiday Break
The College will be closed for the holidays from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. If you have questions during this time, please refer to our list of frequently asked questions.

How to Apply as a Transfer 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, Attn: Admissions Operations, 163 South Willard Street, Burlington, VT 05402

College and High School Transcripts
Official copies of your college transcripts from all colleges attended and your high school transcript are required. Your school  can submit the transcript via:

  • Fax to (802) 860-2767 // Attention: Admission Operations
  • Mail to Attention: Admissions Operations, 163 South Willard Street, Burlington, VT 05402
  • Common App or Parchment

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. Official SAT or ACT scores are optional but recommended, especially if the applicant has fewer than 30 credits completed at the time of application. Students who choose to submit tests scores will use code 3291 for the College Board SAT and code 4298 for the ACT. SAT and ACT score reports must be sent to Champlain from the CollegeBoard and ACT websites respectively.

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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Apply for Financial Aid (optional but recommended)

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. Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684.

Start your FAFSA

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once your application for admission is complete, Champlain College will complete a transfer credit evaluation to compare previous college credit at other institutions with course requirements in your selected major. This information will be provided with your admission decision so you can make an informed decision.

Transfer Student Digital Brochure

We Are a Test-Optional School

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...

Test-Optional Admissions Page
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...

Learn more about personal interviews for admission

The Champlain Visit Scholarship

We highly recommend a campus visit for all applicants for whom it is feasible. We offer a $4,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition for all applicants and admitted students who have come for an official campus visit. Start by checking out our virtual tour. Learn more about the Champlain Visit Scholarship...

Learn more about the Champlain Visit Scholarship

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...

Create application dashboard account

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.

Financial Aid Deadlines

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.

ADMISSIONS PROGRAM FAFSA PRIORITY FILING DATES
Early Decision First-Year Nov. 15
First-Year Jan. 15
Transfer Rolling
Spring Enrollment** Rolling

Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)