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.

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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. When you fill out your application, there will be a question about if you would like us to consider your test scores. If you indicate that we should not consider them, they will not even be viewable to your application reviewer.

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The SAT and/or ACT assessments are not required for admission to Champlain. However, we will consider the exams if you have access to take them and choose to submit them. Our school SAT code is 3291 and our school ACT code is 4298.

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"
  • 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.

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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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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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 offer optional Personal Interviews with high school seniors and transfer students interested in applying to Champlain. The conversation is casual and can take place during your campus visit, when our Admissions Counselors are traveling to your hometown or via Google Hangouts or Skype.  Learn more...

Learn more about personal interviews for admission

The Champlain Visit Scholarship

We highly recommend a campus visit for all applicants for whom it is feasible. We offer a $4,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition for all applicants and admitted students who have come for an official campus visit. Start by checking out our virtual tour. Learn more about the Champlain Visit Scholarship...

Learn more about the Champlain Visit Scholarship

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 Deadlines

Early Decision First-Year December 1
First-Year February 1
Transfer Rolling
Spring Enrollment** Rolling

**Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Please note: Priority for housing is given based on the date the enrollment deposit is received. Early Decision applicants hear about admissions decisions earlier than other applicants allowing them to be among the first matched with roommates and assigned a residence hall.

Financial Aid Deadlines

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.

Early Decision First-Year December 1
First-Year February 1
Transfer Rolling
Spring Enrollment** Rolling

Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)