Military & Veteran Students

Welcome to Champlain, a Military Friendly School®

Champlain College welcomes those who have served our country in the military and their family members. We understand your unique needs and are here to help you succeed.

Ready to take that next step? Your future at Champlain is waiting, and we're ready to help!

Champlain College has been named a Military Friendly School® and received a "Gold" ranking for 2023-2024 by VIQTORY for its commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunities for its military-connected students. 

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Champlain Makes Applying Easy

Whether you're a military servicemember, veteran, or a spouse or dependent child, we're here to support you throughout the entire process. Here are just a few ways we help you successfully transition from service member to student at Champlain College.

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Credit for Training

The training you received during your time in the Armed Forces can transfer to Champlain College credit. Transferring credit can greatly accelerate your learning and lessen the amount of time it takes to get your undergraduate degree. Champlain's Office of Military & Veteran Services will review your military transcripts for experience to determine transfer credit based on recommendations from the  American Council on Education (ACE). Be sure to designate that your official transcripts are to be sent to Champlain College.

Learn more: How To Apply: Military & Veteran Applicants  

Credit for Life Experience

Students admitted through Champlain College Online may transfer in up to 90 credits toward their bachelor's degree, leaving only 30 credits to earn (10 upper division-level courses). Transfer credit may be granted in a variety of ways, including for courses or training you received while in the military.

Learn more: Champlain College Online  

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DANTES Affiliate

Champlain College is a Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) affiliate. DANTES provides no-cost education and career-planning programs for members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Programs can help military members at every stage of their military career, from entry into the service to the final stage of civilian transition to their next career.

Learn more: DANTES  

Military Tuition Assistance

Champlain accepts Military Tuition Assistance and VA "Top Up" tuition assistance for students wishing to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® or Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill and MilTA together. Military tuition assistance should have final approval prior to the start of classes.

NOTE: It's recommended that all service members check with their local ESO for the latest status of their branch's Military Tuition Assistance.

Learn more: Office of Military & Veteran Services  

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Military Education Benefits

Qualified Veterans, military service members, and dependents have several benefit options that may be available to you - the most common being the G.I. Bill®.

Learn more: Office of Military & Veteran Services  



Over the last six years, 91% of Champlain students were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation. An overwhelming majority of them are in positions relevant to their career goals-88% in fact.

Learn more: Career Success  


You're not one dimensional. Your education shouldn't be either. Our career-focused majors give you an advantage whether your goal is to run a company, solve crimes, create art, lead environmental change, become an attorney, or anything else you're passionate about.

Learn more: Champlain Undergraduate Academics  


There's no place like Vermont. With the perfect balance between city-life and small-town charm, Burlington is frequently ranked one of the best small cities in the United States, and one of the best college towns in America!

Learn more: Student Life  

  Contact Us

To learn more or to discuss how we can assist you, contact us!

Phone: (802) 865-5777
Fax: (802) 860-2775

251 South Willard Street
Perry Hall Room 226
Champlain College
Burlington, VT 05402-0670

163 South Willard Street
PO Box 670 
Champlain College
Burlington, VT 05402-0670