Transfer Credits

Making a decision to transfer colleges can come with some serious considerations. You might be transferring from a community college, switching degree programs or making a change for other reasons. Whatever your situation, we understand that the evaluation and policy around transfer credits is very important to you and your college selection process.

Transfer Credit Review

Once your admission file is complete, your transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar's office in conjunction with the appropriate academic division. In reviewing your transcripts, we will include your courses-in-progress if they are listed on your admission application. The transfer credit review process is summarized in a transfer credit evaluation audit and is sent with your acceptance letter. The information in this audit itemizes the courses and credits that you have completed and associates them with the specific degree requirements they meet when applicable.To be considered for transfer credit, a course must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.

The transfer credit review process is then summarized in a transfer credit evaluation audit, which is sent with your acceptance letter. The information in this audit itemizes the courses and credits that you have completed and associates them with the specific degree requirements they meet when applicable.

Download our Transfer Credit Process [PDF] information sheet.

Transfer Credit Policy

The courses and credits that you have completed are evaluated against the degree requirements of the major from which you are applying and evaluated against the requirements of the Core curriculum (our general education for all students). All students at Champlain must complete the degree requirements of their major and successfully meet the requirements of the liberal arts Core requirement for graduation. Students must complete their final 45 credits at Champlain.

Learn more: How Will My Credit Transfer [PDF].

  • Transfer credits — Major: The courses listed on your transcript and those listed as in-progress on your application will be compared to the course requirements in the major that you have applied. A maximum of 30 credits can be applied to your major requirements

  • Transfer credits — Core Curriculum: Core is our innovative approach to liberal education that's so much more than a liberal arts curriculum. Through discussion-oriented, problem-based and experiential classes, the Core prepares you to think critically, communicate effectively and become a well-rounded, intellectual leader in the professional world. There are no exams, but your assumptions will be tested regularly. This integrative style allows for a variety of courses in the liberal arts disciplines to be considered for transfer credit.

Transfer Pathways for Core Credits

  1. If you transfer in fewer than 12 general education credits to Champlain, you must take the first year of the Core (COR 110/115 and COR 120/125), but you may receive general education credit toward the second year of the Core, depending on what you transfer in. You will take four third-year Core courses (COR 310 and 320, two 330 courses) and the college capstone.
  2. If you enter with 12-21 general education credits but no Associate degree, you must take COR 285 (fall semester only), plus enough 200- and 300-level Core courses to have a total of 48 general education credits (including math, science, and the college capstone).
  3. If you enter with an Associate degree or more than 21 general education credits, you must begin with COR 285 (fall semester only) and COR 286 (spring semester only) in your first full academic year. You must also take 9 credits of 300-level Core courses plus the capstone.