Transferring Credits

No matter where you’re coming from, Champlain is here to help you get you where you want to go.

We recognize all the hard work you have put into your prior academic experiences, and we know that the ability to transfer your previous credits has a major impact on where you decide to continue your higher education.

Our Transfer team works hard to maximize the number of previously earned credits that transfer towards your Champlain degree program.

Have an Associate Degree? Transferring from the Community College of Vermont (CCV)?
We make it easy to complete your bachelor's degree in just two years.

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The Credit Transfer Process

All transfer applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions as part of their application, including transcripts from institutions attended while in high school as part of an early college or dual enrollment program.

Once the application and official transcripts have been received, our transfer credit evaluator will conduct a personalized evaluation and summary. This summary includes a high-level overview of which program requirements will be satisfied through transfer coursework. Every admitted transfer student will receive this personalized summary credit evaluation along with their offer of admission.

The Career of Your Dreams Is Closer Than You Think

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Champlain's career-focused majors help transfer students pursue in-demand professions. The College's Degree Design Lab makes it simple.

Through the Degree Design Lab's Transfer Pathway program, students with an Associate Degree can transfer 60 to 75 of their credits towards Champlain's Integrative Professional Studies program—no matter what they previously studied. From there, they will only need to complete an additional 60 credits—two academic years—to achieve this Bachelor of Science Degree.

Whether you are looking to continue in the field of your associate degree or transition into a new area of focus, this program gives you the freedom to customize your degree program to your specific goals. There are 22 areas of study that you can pick from to anchor your academic pathway and the Degree Design Lab faculty will be there to help you select the ones that are right for you.

In fact, starting from day one, the Degree Design Lab faculty will serve as key advisors to your studies. From helping you find your ideal area of study to offering valuable guidance on how to combine traditional courses with opportunities for more experiential and project-based learning, this program's faculty support is robust and ongoing-which is a major draw for many of our transfer students. 

Degree Design Lab's Transfer Pathway Program: Areas of Study

  • Activist Marketing
  • Advocacy
  • Alternative Justice Studies
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Networking & Cybersecurity
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Education
  • Film
  • Global Diversity
  • Government Studies
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Management, Innovation, Mediation
  • Media Production
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • Sonic Arts
  • Strategic Communication
  • Sustainability Studies
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Champlain and CCV have an official transfer agreement.

The transfer agreement between CCV and Champlain allows CCV students to apply their credits from certain completed associate degree programs to specific bachelor's degree programs at Champlain, listed below.

CCV students applying to transfer to Champlain College may benefit from this agreement if they:

  • Complete a qualifying associate degree at CCV having earned a minimum of 60 credits.
  • Graduate from CCV in good academic, behavioral, and financial standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

CCV students who meet these requirements will still need to apply to transfer to Champlain. Those that are interested in studying Graphic Design & Visual Communication, Creative Media, or Filmmaking will also submit a portfolio with your application.

Note: The Champlain/CCV Transfer Agreement applies only to campus-based traditional undergraduate programs. Additional agreements apply to Champlain Online programs.

The CCV/Champlain Transfer Agreement

If admitted, the transfer agreement makes it easy for you to continue your associate degree studies-and puts you on track to complete your bachelor's degree in just two years at Champlain. 

Transfer Credits
Your CCV associate degree will be accepted as a block of 60 credits. Beyond the block of 60 credits, you can request up to a maximum of 15 additional credits to be accepted in transfer. These additional credits must be from courses that are similar to required or elective courses offered at Champlain and meet Champlain degree requirements. You must have earned a grade of "C" or higher in the course for the credits to transfer. 

The determination of course similarity is based on criteria provided by the division Dean or designee, and judgments are made at the College's discretion. Additionally, Champlain may re-evaluate credits that CCV previously accepted as transfer credit from another institution.

Completing Your Bachelor's Degree At Champlain
Each CCV associate degree program aligns with a specific academic pathway at Champlain. As a transfer student from CCV, you will need to complete 60 credits within your designated pathway to earn your bachelor's degree.

Pathways were designed to include all required courses; however prerequisite courses may have to be taken at Champlain if they were not taken at CCV. In order to graduate from Champlain College, you must also meet all graduation requirements.

Occasionally, a program covered under this agreement may require the completion of more than 60 credits; these programs are noted with an asterisk, below.

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See which Champlain major your CCV associate degree can lead to.

*Indicates that the program requires more than 60 credits to be completed at Champlain.


Division of Communication & Creative Media (CCM)

CCV Design and Media Studies (AA) to


School of Social Innovation


Division of Information Technology & Sciences (ITS)


Robert P. Stiller School of Business (SSB)


Student Rights and Responsibilities

We'll provide all the help you need to navigate the transfer process. Each admitted CCV student will be given all of the same rights and privileges offered to existing Champlain College students, including participation in the financial aid programs, student counseling or coaches and advising, and other student services. In return, you must comply with and will be bound by the standards and regulations of Champlain College in effect at the time of your application for admission.

Questions? Contact Leah Miller, Assistant Director of Admissions at (802) 551-1958 or

Non-discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

Both CCV and Champlain each affirm their commitment to providing equal opportunity in education for qualified people and operate their education-related programs without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, marital status, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive status, genetic information, qualified disability, and/or any other status to the extent protected, and as defined by, applicable law.

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Champlain Transfer Credit Policy

A student who transfers from another accredited college may be awarded up to 75 credit hours toward our on-campus bachelor's degree programs, provided that these credits correlate to similar required or elective courses offered at Champlain College and fulfill program requirements. Only courses that were completed with a grade of "C" or higher will be considered for transfer credit.

A Note on Credits vs. Grades
Credit hours for transferred courses are given full value; however, your grades are not transferred to your permanent Champlain College record and do not become part of your cumulative grade point average at Champlain. In all cases, a minimum of 45 credits must be completed at Champlain and this must include 15 hours of 300 level or higher courses in the major.

Credits for Your Major
Credits from courses at your previous institution that are comparable to required courses in your major at Champlain will be applied toward your professional program requirement. 

Credits for Your Electives
Transfer credits for courses that don't fit into requirements for your Champlain major may be possible if they meet a science, math, or elective requirement. 

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.

The acceptance of transfer credits is at the sole discretion of Champlain College. 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.

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