First Year International Students

Please apply as a first-year international student if you have never attended university. You may have completed (or are almost ready to complete) secondary school in your home country.

How to Apply as an International 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

Academic Transcripts

Please have your secondary school upload your transcripts into the Common App or Champlain College application through Parchment or SCOIR. You can also directly email scanned copies of original documents or certified copies of academic transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, diplomas or certificates, and national standardized examination results (if available) to jkarki@champlain.edu. Submissions should be translated into English.

If accepted, you will be required to bring official transcripts and other documents to be verified.

Portfolio

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.

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Provide Proof of English Proficiency

For students whose native language is not English, proof of English proficiency is required. There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Please have an official test score report sent to Champlain College in order to be considered for direct admission to the undergraduate program at Champlain. Our school's code for the TOEFL is 3291.

  • TOEFL (paper-based): 550 (no sub score lower than 50)
  • TOEFL (internet-based - iBT): 79+ (no sub score lower than 14)
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 (no sub score lower than 5.5)
  • PTE: 58
  • SAT Verbal: 500+
  • British 'O' Level English Pass: A-C
  • Cambridge Assessment English:  C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency
  • Duolingo: score of 105+ required.
  • Students who have been entirely educated in English are exempt.
  • High school or college students who have had at least 3 years of instruction in English at an accredited U.S. college/university/high school may supply official transcripts to see if they might be able to waive the English Proficiency requirement.

If you have any questions about these tests or have taken another English language test not listed here, please reach out to Jessa Karki at jkarki@champlain.edu to discuss.

Important Note: The 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 listed above.

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Letters of Recommendation

We ask for two letters of recommendation. One recommendation should be from your school counselor and the other recommendation should be from someone who can best highlight your academic potential.

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Due to the lengthy period of time needed for the visa process, we recommend that you apply as early as possible and by these preferred deadlines:

International Applicant Preferred Deadlines:

  • Spring 2023 (early-January): Application Deadline is October 1, 2022 (international first-years & international transfers)
  • Fall 2023 Application Deadlines (late-August) (international first-years & international transfers) :
    • Early Decision I: November 15, 2022
    • Early Decision II: December 15, 2022
    • Regular Decision: January 15, 2023

For more information on Early Decision, please visit our Early Decision webpage. If your application is not completed and ready for review by these preferred deadlines, there is a high probability that you will not be able to come to Champlain for your intended semester start. Please plan accordingly.

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Champlain College offers generous merit-based scholarships for international students between $1,000 - $30,000 USD each year that renew themselves. This can significantly bring down the cost of Champlain, within that of our competitors. Our cost of attendance without merit-based financial aid is around $64,000 USD per year. 

Champlain College does not offer need-based financial aid or full tuition scholarships at this time for international students. 

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA) or state aid programs.

If accepted to Champlain College, an international student application will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships and run through our institutional merit-based scholarship system—no additional forms necessary!

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If you decide to come to Champlain College, a Form I-20 from Champlain College will allow you to obtain/renew an F-1 student visa, which will allow you to study full-time in a degree-seeking program at Champlain College.

For more information on the visa and Form I-20 processes or services for international students at Champlain, please contact Jessa Karki at jkarki@champlain.edu.

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Photo of International Admissions Counselor, Jessa KarkiJessa Karki

Director, Office of International Student Services & International Admissions Counselor
jkarki@champlain.edu
+1 (802) 318-0365 (Cell/WhatsApp)

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