Transfer Applicants

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We're very happy that you are 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.

How to Apply as a Transfer Student


Fill Out a Transfer Application

You can apply to Champlain College using the Common Application or the Champlain College Application. There are no fees to apply, and 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


Send Us Your Academic Records

Please follow the directions on your transfer 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:

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

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.

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


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 transfer application 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 Housing Guarantee

If you're admitted for the fall semester, we guarantee that housing will be available for you as long as you deposit by July 15. If your enrollment begins in the spring semester, depositing by December 15 will guarantee your housing. 

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. If you would rather us consider your application without them, we are happy to do that as well.

Learn More

Test-Optional Admissions Page

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.

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Application & Financial Aid Deadlines

Application & Priority FAFSA Filing DatesDecision Release Dates*
Early Decision I November 15 Mid December
Early Decision II December 15 Mid January
Regular Decision January 15**
Mid February
Transfer Priority Deadline: April 6 Rolling
Spring Enrollment***
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.

Interested in Learning More?

Thank you for your interest in transferring to Champlain College! If you'd like to know more about being an on campus undergraduate student at Champlain, fill out this form and we'll send you all sorts of useful information (and other nifty things). Don't worry, we won't bombard you with a ton of paper!

If you are interested in learning more about Champlain College Online programs, which are designed for working adults, please visit