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International Applicants

International Applicants

Welcome to Champlain College, located in Burlington, Vermont, USA! We are committed to the well-being and success of our international students and exchange visitors.

Champlain College is there every step of the way, offering tailored advice and services which address the individual needs of international students, exchange visitors, and their families.

International applicants are defined as:

  • Not being U.S. citizens, permanent residents, refugees or asylees.
  • Having a temporary visa that allows for academic study, teaching, etc.

Champlain International Admissions & Student Services Virtual Information Sessions

International Admissions Counselor Jessa KarkiAre you an international student interested in attending school at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, USA? Do you have questions about the international admissions process and the specialized services available to admitted international students at Champlain College? Please join Jessa Karki, Director of the Office of International Student Services (OISS) and International Admissions Counselor, and members of the Champlain international student community as they help you navigate the excitement of applying to Champlain College. These sessions are for prospective international students and/or U.S. citizens abroad, their families, and counselors. They are meant to complement Champlain's Virtual Open Houses. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:00 - 10:00 AM
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Wednesday, January 5, 2021 9:00 - 10:00 AM
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International Students

For those abroad who wish to pursue a degree at Champlain in the United States

First Year International Students

Transfer International Students

Exchange Visitors

For those abroad who wish to visit/teach/learn at Champlain for a semester, a year, or longer

Exchange Students

Exchange Scholars

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Office of International Student Services

Your "home away from home" while you are at Champlain

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Want to learn more about attending Champlain College?

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Champlain College is located in Burlington, Vermont, on Lake Champlain, about 156 km south of Montreal, QC, Canada. We are located 347 km north of Boston, MA, USA. The city of Burlington is home to three colleges and universities and has a population of about 40,000.

Champlain College is located about 10 minutes from the Burlington International Airport. This airport connects with New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Detroit, Orlando, and other major cities. Champlain College will provide initial airport pick-up for international students.

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Please visit the Tuition & Fees page for a complete breakdown of the cost to attend Champlain College.

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Champlain College is a test-optional university, which means SATs and ACTs are not required; however, as an international student, you will be required to show proof of English language proficiency or request a waiver. Please note that Champlain College reserves the right to request that an international student take a test to determine the student's level of English proficiency even if the student has submitted the required documentation to waive English proficiency.

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International students are guaranteed on-campus housing all four years at Champlain College. International students are able to stay in their Residential Halls over academic breaks, except summer break. All students are required to move out for the summer break unless they are doing an internship locally or are employed on-campus part-time.

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Download our International Student One Sheet

For an overview on the International Student admissions process and services available, please download this helpful PDF.

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Download our International Student One Sheet
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Personal Interviews Are Wonderful!

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.

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Learn more about personal interviews for admission

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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