Transfer Students

Welcome to a Transfer-Friendly College

A lot has changed in the world since Champlain College was first established in 1878, but the driving force behind a Champlain education remains the same: to prepare our students for successful lives and rewarding careers in the most promising fields. That means we do things a little differently than a lot of other colleges. And that's exactly what draws many of our students here in the first place, including numerous transfer students every year!

At this point, you've been out in the world building your skills, exploring your interests, and figuring out the direction you want to go in life. Pivoting to Champlain College is the right move if you've found yourself wanting a more hands-on, career-oriented education in one of America's best college towns. Before you know it, you will be integral to our community of educators, artists, entrepreneurs, thinkers, makers, and doers.

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

Spring 2024 Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

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Champlain Makes Transferring Easy

While it may seem daunting to "start over" somewhere new, at Champlain, we make transferring happen on your terms. We're here to support you throughout the entire process—from conversations about when to start, all the way through to your first day on campus and beyond. Here are just a few ways we help make transferring easy.

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A Streamlined Application

Apply using the Common Application or the Champlain Application. Champlain welcomes your test scores, letters of recommendation, and personal statement in your application, but does not require them. Please include them if you'd like them to be considered.

Learn more: How To Apply: Transfer Applicants  

Dedicated Transfer Admissions Counselor

These professionals are here to help you with your transfer application and answer any questions you may have about transferring, financial aid, the decision to start in the spring or fall, and much more.

Learn more: Admissions Counseling Staff  

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Personalized Transfer Credit Evaluation

Our Transfer team will complete a personalized transfer credit evaluation after your application to your intended major is submitted, working hard to try to maximize your incoming credits. This information will be included in your admission decision to help you make an informed choice.

Have an Associate Degree? Transferring from the Community College of Vermont? We can help you transition seamlessly into one of our many career-focused degree programs.

Learn more: Transferring Credits  

Financial Support & Scholarship Opportunities

All transfer students automatically receive a $10,000 scholarship to Champlain—which does not need to be paid back—and are eligible for further transfer-specific scholarships related to their pathway to Champlain. Plus, with our Count-On-It Financial Aid Guarantee, you can be sure your aid will remain the same as long as you are enrolled as a fulltime student.

Learn more: Financial Aid, Grants & Scholarships for Transfer Students  

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On-Campus Transfer Student Resources & Programming

We’re here to help you get settled once you arrive. While some transfer students choose to live off-campus, Champlain offers unique residence hall options, including a built-in community of fellow transfer students and soon-to-be friends if you choose Lakeview Hall. Our Residential Life staff also facilitate transfer-specific events designed to help ease your academic and social transition, no matter if you start in the fall or the spring.

Learn more: Residence Halls  

Hear from Our Students



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