How to Transfer Credits

Prospective students often wonder how they can get the most transfer credit possible for their prior academic experiences. Our Transfer Team works hard to maximize your transfer credits in order to graduate from Champlain College as quickly and affordably as possible.

Once your transfer application is complete, Champlain College will complete a personalized transfer credit evaluation to compare previous college credit at other institutions with course requirements in your selected major. This information will be provided with your admission decision so you can make an informed decision.

How does transfer credit work?

Transfer credit evaluations are performed on an individual basis after an application has been submitted and official transcripts have been received from all previously attended academic institutions.

Before an accepted transfer applicant receives an offer of admission from Champlain College, our transfer credit evaluator will outline a summary credit evaluation, which provides a high-level overview of program requirements to be satisfied through transfer coursework. This summary is generated based upon the student's official, documented academic learning. This summary will be sent to the newly admitted student with their offer of admission.

After accepting the offer of admission provided and submitting a deposit for the upcoming semester, a final evaluation of transfer credit, which outlines a one-to-one course correlation of prior work and how it is applied towards the Champlain program will be provided to the student.

Champlain Transfer Credit Policy

All transfer applicants are required to submit official transcripts of their high school and college records. The acceptance of transfer credits is at the sole discretion of Champlain College.

A student who transfers from another accredited college may be awarded transfer credit of up to 75 credit hours toward our on-campus bachelor's degree programs, provided that similar required or elective courses are offered at Champlain College and fulfill program requirements.

In order to be considered for undergraduate transfer credit, a course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Additional opportunities for earning transfer credit are possible in the form of military credit and credit by exam: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate Exam (Higher Level 1B), or CLEP exam.

Judgment of program similarity is determined in the Registrar's Office based on criteria provided by the appropriate academic division at Champlain College, and judgments are made at the College's discretion. Credit hours for transferred courses are given full value, but grades are not transferred to a student's permanent Champlain College record and do not become part of a student's cumulative grade point average at Champlain College.

For more information, please contact the Registrar's Office.

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Champlain is a test-optional school. What does that mean to you as an applicant? If you would like us to consider your standardized test scores, by all means, feel free to include them with your submitted application. If you would rather us consider your application without them, we are happy to do that as well.

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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.

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