Students applying to Champlain may choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores, such as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and the ACT.  

You're More Than a Test Score

After a careful evaluation of years of standardized test scores and academic outcomes, we have not found that standardized tests provide a true indication of future student success with Champlain's hands-on education.

Additionally, we believe that the necessity of standardized test-taking and score submission might create a potential barrier between a prospective student and the specific type of radically pragmatic learning environment and education we offer.

Indicate Your Preference on Your Application

On the Champlain Application or the Common Application, you will be able to indicate if you would like us to consider your standardized test scores. If you indicate that you do not want them considered as part of your application, the reviewer will not be able to view your scores, even if you have previously submitted them.

If You Would Like to Submit Test Scores

If you would like your testing outcomes to be considered as a part of your application for admission, please send official test scores.

  • College Board SAT, please use code 3291
  • ACT, please use code 4298

We'd Love to Meet You

Champlain offers Personal Interviews as an optional part of the application process. Like our Test-Optional policy, Personal Interviews are completely up to you.

Personal Interviews provide you with a great opportunity to highlight specific aspects of your academic and extra-curricular experiences, goals, work/volunteer history, and personality that might not be apparent through your application alone.

To learn more about Personal Interviews and to schedule yours, see our Personal Interview page.

Early Decision Benefits

  • Find out fast: admission decision months before Regular Decision applicants
  • Raise your odds: compete against a smaller pool of applicants
  • Secure your spot: high demand majors fill up fast

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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 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.  Learn more...

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. Create your account or sign in...

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Application & Financial Aid Deadlines

Application & Priority FAFSA Filing DatesDecision Release Dates*
Early Decision First-Year November 15 Mid December
First-Year January 15**
Early March
Transfer Priority Deadline: June 15 Rolling
Spring Enrollment***
Regular Deadline: November 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.