Test-Optional Admissions

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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 standardized tests provide a true indication of future student success with Champlain's hands-on education.

Additionally, we believe that the necessity 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. Beginning with the incoming admissions process for Fall 2019, Champlain College is a Test-Optional school.

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.

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

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Absolutely not.  We created our Test-Optional policy to honor students who choose to apply without submitting their standardized test scores. Send us your test scores only if you feel they add value to your application.

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If you would lilke to submit your test scores, please send an official score report.

  • For the College Board SAT, please use code 3291 
  • For the ACT, please use school code 4298

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No problem. Just give us a call at (802) 625-0201 and let us know. We'll make a note not to include your test scores in our review.

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Students who are admitted via test-optional admission are not required to submit their test scores but are strongly encouraged to do so after they have decided to enroll and deposited. These test scores may be used for course placements, but will not have a negative effect on admission or previously awarded scholarships.

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Absolutely not. Choosing to apply without test scores will have no bearing on your consideration for need-based or merit scholarships.

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