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Summer To-Do List 2020

This will be your one-stop, go-to guide for everything you need to do before New Student Orientation

 

 

Deadlines for May 1

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We offer two payment plans that enable you to pay your annual Champlain bill over the course of either 10 monthly payments (beginning May 1, 2020, and ending February 2021) or eight monthly payments (beginning July 1, 2020, and ending February 2021).

The program is administered through a third-party, NelNet Campus Commerce/TMS, that is widely used in higher education.

To learn more about this option, visit champlain.edu/payment-plans. To enroll in the payment plan, visit champlain.afford.com. NelNet Campus Commerce/TMS charges a $45 enrollment fee for the eight-month payment plan and a $65 enrollment fee for the 10-month plan. Families that do not choose a payment plan will make two tuition payments. The fall semester bill is due in full by August 1, 2020; the spring semester bill is due in full by December 4, 2020. 

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Deadlines for June 1

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To confirm your enrollment and reserve your place as a full-time student at Champlain College and, if desired, reserve your space in a residence hall, you'll need to do one of the following as soon as possible and no later than June 1:

    • Pay your enrollment deposit of $500 by credit card or check using the steps outlined below.
    • Let us know that you are committed to attending Champlain in the fall and would prefer to waive the deposit by emailing us at admission@champlain.edu.

If you do not waive your deposit, your $500 enrollment deposit is due as follows:

    • Regular Decision admission: Submit your deposit by June 1 or two weeks after your admit date, whichever is later. After June 1, deposits are not refundable.
    • Transfer Student admission: Submit your nonrefundable deposit by June 1, 2020, or within two weeks of the date of your financial aid award letter—whichever is later.

How it works: application of your deposit funds

The $500 enrollment deposit is an advance payment toward your Champlain College tuition and will be deducted from your final bill. 

    • $250 of your deposit will be credited to the fall semester.
    • $250 of your deposit will be credited to the spring semester.

If you have any questions, please call or text the Office of Admissions at 802.625.0201.

Complete instructions for paying your deposit by either credit card or check are available here.

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Within a week of depositing, you will receive an email from Champlain with the username and temporary password for your Champlain College Student Account (subject: "Activate Your Champlain College Student Account"). 

After you receive the email, activate your Champlain College Student Account as soon as possible (instructions are provided on the activation page; follow instructions for "New Users"). Note: You will not be able to complete your Housing Preference Form until you have received the email with your username and temporary password and you have activated your account.

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You may designate Authorized Users (parents/guardians) to help manage the bill paying process. Unless parents/guardians are specifically authorized, only you will have access to view and/or pay the bill.

TO SET UP AUTHORIZED USERS:

    • Log in to WebAdvisor.
    • Click on "Student" and then under the "Student Accounts" heading, click "Student Statement & Payment."
    • In the gray menu bar, click on the tab for "Authorized Users."
    • Follow the directions on the screen.
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Degree Design Lab students: You will be contacted in May by Degree Design Lab Faculty who will want to learn more about you and help advise you on your first-semester courses. Please be sure to respond by June 1.

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All students (with the exception of Degree Design Lab majors) are required to take COR 101 and COR 102 in the first semester. These courses are the foundation of our Core curriculum and must be taken in conjunction with one another. For Core 102, students have a choice of what course topic they would like to take. 

Check your email on June 1 to find the link to the form where you can choose from the selected topics, and please submit the form by June 15. (Note: the e-mail will be sent to the personal address you used when you applied, NOT your Champlain College MyMail address as indicated in the Summer To-Do List.)

Over the summer your Academic Specialist will schedule you into courses based on your topic preferences and your availability. Visit the Core Year 1 page to see the topics for Fall 2020. To learn more about the Core, visit champlain.edu/core.

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Your Champlain ID is an everyday item for you—it serves as your student ID, meal plan card, residence hall key, and even a debit card at certain on- and off-campus locations—so we want you to have a picture you love. Upload your photo between June 1 and August 1.

TO SUBMIT A PHOTO FOR YOUR CHAMPLAIN ID CARD BY AUGUST 1, 2020:

    • Find or take a color picture of yourself that you are pleased with (no hats, no sunglasses!). The image should be cropped to a square with your face and upper shoulders centered and plenty of space around the sides and top. Neutral backgrounds please. It must be identifiably "you" or it will be rejected.
    • Make sure that you've got the digital image (a scan of a photo will work) in a .jpg format.
    • Visit champlain.edu/id-card. Read the instructions and create a WebCard account.
    • Upload your photo to WebCard.
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The Office of International Student Services hosts a mandatory International Student Orientation from Monday, August 24–Thursday, August 27, 2020, to help new and transfer international students and exchange visitors adjust to the campus and community. This orientation is in addition to the New Student Orientation. Students are expected to arrive at Champlain College on either Saturday, August 22, 2020, or Sunday, August 23, 2020. If students arrive earlier, housing, food, and transportation will be their personal responsibility.

Although not required for U.S. dual citizens, International Student Orientation is open to U.S. dual citizens, especially if they have lived and been educated outside of the United States for most of their lives. 

To pay and register, please visit: https://forms.champlain.edu/form_international/orientation.

Please contact Jessa Karki at jkarki@champlain.edu if you have further questions.

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Your ID card serves as your student and employee ID, meal plan card, and residence hall key. You have the option of using the card as a debit card at certain campus sites, including the Campus Store, mailroom, and campus laundry facilities. The card may be used with multiple vendors in the greater Burlington area, wherever merchants display our CC Cash Card logo.

To learn more about all the wonderful things you can do with your CC Cash Card and how it works, check out the CC Cash Card page. Note: You activated your CashCard account when you uploaded your photo for your Champlain ID (you DID upload your photo, right?), so you can skip the "Initial Cash Card Setup" and head right to "Making Deposits to Your Cash Card & Flex Accounts."

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Champlain College highly recommends protecting your higher education investment with the GradGuard Tuition Protection Plan from Allianz Global Assistance. This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board, and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance, a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind. Learn more about GradGuard's tuition insurance, and review the details of Champlain's plan here.

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Deadlines for June 15

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You will have access to the Housing Preference Form in The Housing Director (THD, our online housing selection tool) if:

1) You have received your username and temporary password in an email (subject: "Activate Your Champlain College Student Account"), and

2) You have activated your Champlain College Student Account. (Details on activating your account were sent to you in the email referenced above.) Visit welcome.champlain.edu to activate your account if you have not already done so.

Once your account is activated, visit The Housing Director (THD), select the "Sign into THD Self-Service using Champlain" option, and log in using your Champlain College username and password. (Your username is still your firstname.lastname.) The deadline for completion of this form is June 15, 2020; however, students who deposit after this date will still be able to access and submit the form. 

If you have trouble logging in, please first try a different browser. Contact Housing and Residential Life by email (reslife@champlain.edu) or by phone (802.860.2704) if you continue to experience issues.

    1. You will be taken to the Housing home page. Click on "Applications" from the menu on the left side and select "Incoming Student Housing Preference Form (Fall 2020)" from the drop-down menu.
    2. Provide an electronic signature for the Main Campus Housing Agreement and click "Continue."
    3. Complete the My Information portion of the Housing Selection Preference Form, indicating the choices that best suit your lifestyle. Click "Continue.
    4. Add your Living Requests to rank your top three building preferences. Click "Continue" to submit your form. 

You may edit the Incoming Student Housing Preference Form until June 15 as much as you wish. There is no downside to editing the form; the more information we have, the better we'll be able to pair you with your new roommates!

Please note: Students placed in College housing are bound by a cancellation policy (outlined below). We encourage you to be in touch with the Office of Housing and Residential Life at reslife@champlain.edu as soon as possible if your plans for on-campus housing change after you have submitted your Incoming Student Housing Preference Form.

Incoming first-year and transfer students who reserve Main Campus housing by submitting the Incoming Student Housing Preference Form on The Housing Director (THD) have until August 2, 2020, to cancel their housing request without penalty. Beginning August 3, 2020, the following fees apply based on the date of cancellation:

    • Cancel Aug 3–Aug 15, 2020: $250 cancellation fee
    • Cancel anytime on or after Aug 16, 2020: $500 cancellation fee
    • Cancel after move-in, including mid-year: student is responsible for the full cost of the semester, plus $500 cancellation fee

Want to find and select a roommate?

By creating a roommate profile you can search for other students with similar interests. Individuals who wish to live together must each select the other(s). Roommate searching is available through June 1. Follow the instructions below to find and select roommates.

    1. Complete a Roommate Profile by selecting the "Personal Information" tab from the menu of the Housing home page and then clicking "Roommate Profile." (Maintain the default setting "Profile Privacy: Display my information and my profile" to enable roommate selection.) Add your Contact Information, and write My Profile so that other students can learn more about you, then click "Update Roommate Profile."
    2. To search for a roommate, select "Room Selection" from the menu, then "Select Roommates." Change the Term to "Fall 2020." Use the "Search for Roommate" section to identify other students with lifestyle choices and interests similar to your own. Students who meet your search requirements will be displayed. Students who have already identified a roommate can search for that individual using the "First Name" and "Last Name" fields. (Only students who have completed a Roommate Profile will appear in the results.)
    3. You may contact any students you would like to connect with before requesting them as a roommate. Their preferred contact information is in their profile. Once you've selected the individual(s) you would like to live with, click "Request Roommate."
    4. Once a request is sent, the other student must confirm or cancel the request. Once a confirmation is complete, you're done!

Housing assignments will be made by August 3, 2020, and will appear on your THD home page.

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The Office of Accessibility strives to provide successful access and services to qualified students with disabilities. The Office of Accessibility staff will work with students to coordinate academic and housing accommodations. Upon receipt of a completed Accommodations Request Form, a staff member will be in touch to discuss your request.

If you are in need of accommodations, please submit the appropriate form(s) for your needs by June 15:

Academic Accommodations Request Form     Housing Accommodations Request Form

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All students (with the exception of Degree Design Lab majors) are required to take COR 101 and COR 102 in the first semester. These courses are the foundation of our Core curriculum and must be taken in conjunction with one another. For Core 102, students have a choice of what course topic they would like to take. 

Check your email on June 1 to find the link to the form where you can choose from the selected topics, and please submit the form by June 15. (Note: the e-mail will be sent to the personal address you used when you applied, NOT your Champlain College MyMail address as indicated in the Summer To-Do List.)

Over the summer your Academic Specialist will schedule you into courses based on your topic preferences and your availability. Visit the Core Year 1 page to see the topics for Fall 2020. To learn more about the Core, visit champlain.edu/core.

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Students must be covered by a health insurance policy. All full-time students are automatically enrolled and billed for the College health insurance plan ($980 per semester, $1,960 per year). If you already have full medical coverage and would like to waive the Champlain College plan, complete the steps below.

TO WAIVE COVERAGE, COMPLETE THE STEPS BELOW BETWEEN JUNE 15, 2020 AND AUGUST 10, 2020:

    • Have your existing insurance card on hand.
    • Go to champlain.edu/webadvisor and log in.
    • Under the "Student Accounts" heading choose "FT Decline Health Ins," which brings you to the Consolidated Health Plans for Champlain College.
    • On this page, click on the blue "Waiver" tab to DECLINE the Champlain College Health Insurance.
    • Read the Disclosure Acknowledgment to ensure you understand the insurance coverage. Next, choose "Continue" at the bottom and go to the waiver form.
    • Enter all the health insurance information from your existing policy.
    • Complete the electronic signature and click "Submit."
    • Confirm that you completed the process. If you did not receive a confirmation email, the waiver did not go through and you must repeat the process. Print out and save the confirmation email.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO KEEP THE CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE HEALTH INSURANCE:

    • The per semester cost ($980) will remain on your account to cover the full academic year.
    • Email Compass Student Services (compass@champlain.edu) to confirm that you want the Champlain College health insurance coverage and will not be waiving.
    • You must be a full-time, enrolled student to be eligible for the Champlain College health insurance.
    • Health insurance cards are mailed to participating students' Champlain address in September.
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Deadlines for July 1

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If you have been awarded a Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and you wish to take advantage of them, there is a two-step process you must complete before the award(s) can be disbursed to your account:

    1. Read and sign the Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note).
    2. Complete Entrance Counseling.

TO COMPLETE THESE TASKS:

    • Visit studentaid.gov.
    • Sign in using your FSA ID.
    • Click "Complete Loan Agreement (MPN)."
    • Click "Start" for the MPN for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans.
    • Complete the required information, sign, and submit.
    • Click "Complete Loan Counseling."
    • Click "Start" for Entrance Counseling.
    • Complete the required information and submit.
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The Health Services staff is dedicated to supporting student development by providing confidential, high-quality physical and mental health care, along with responsible referrals when indicated. Vermont state law requires that all students provide up-to-date immunization information.

Student Health Form download

PLEASE DOWNLOAD A COPY OF OUR HEALTH FORM AND RETURN IT BY JULY 1, 2020, TO:

Student Health Center
Champlain College
PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402

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You can find the Emergency Contact form in WebAdvisor.

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The Calculus Waiver Exam is designed for students who took calculus in high school but either did not take the AP exam or received a score of 3 or below. Passing this test waives MTH 230 (Calculus I), enabling students to register for upper-level math courses where the prerequisite is MTH 230.  This exam is administered during New Student Orientation.

For students in majors requiring MTH XXX, passing this test also waives the math requirement for the major. While passing this test waives MTH 230, students do not receive any College credits toward graduation. A passing score is 70 or higher.  

Learn more and register for the Calculus Waiver Exam. Please contact Dr. Melanie Brown at mbrown@champlain.edu with questions about the Calculus Waiver Exam.

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Champlain College recognizes that transgender, nonbinary, and/or gender-nonconforming students may not use the name that they were assigned at birth, as it does not reflect their identity.

We also recognize that, for a variety of reasons, students may not wish to go through a legal name change—or may be in the middle of doing so—but wish to have their school records reflect their chosen name before the process is complete. To accommodate this, the College has staff in place to assist students who wish to update their email addresses, academic class listings, and ID cards with their chosen name. 

To inquire about or begin the process of updating an email address, academic class listing, and ID card, please contact Reese Kelly at rkelly@champlain.edu. The request to use a chosen name can be made at any point after July 1.

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Deadlines for July 6

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Students scheduled to take MTH 230 (Calculus I) in the fall, including those students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Game Programming, and Computer Science & Innovation, are required to take and pass an online Calculus Readiness Test before being enrolled in MTH 230.

Information about this test will be emailed to those students on July 6. The test must be completed by August 3 to finalize class schedules.

If you did not receive information by email about the Calculus Readiness Test by July 13, 2020, but are interested in taking MTH 230, please contact Dr. Melanie Brown at mbrown@champlain.edu.

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Deadlines for July 15

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Tuition and related fees for full-time students are billed each semester. Balances are due August 10 for the Fall 2020 semester and December 4 for the Spring 2021 semester. You will receive an email notification (the week of July 15 for fall and November 13 for spring) when your bill is ready to be viewed. Only the student will have access to view/pay the bill unless a parent/guardian is authorized by the student.

TO VIEW AND PAY YOUR BILL:

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All incoming first-year students will be registered for their first semester courses by an Academic Specialist in the Registrar's Office.  Some programs afford students choice in their first semester. If you are in any of the following majors, your Academic Specialist will contact you using your Champlain MyMail email address in early July to determine your course choices based on specific majors you are considering:

The following majors will receive an email from their Academic Specialist regarding course selection:

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Broadcast Media Production 
    • Communication 
    • Creative Media 
    • Filmmaking 
    • Professional Writing 
    • Social Work 
    • Undeclared Majors in Communication & Creative Media (CCM) Division 
    • Undeclared Majors in Education & Human Studies (EHS) Division 

You will be contacted through your Champlain MyMail account by your Academic Specialist about your course selection choices. Be sure to reply to your Academic Specialist by July 15.

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Deadlines for July 16

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All students are asked to complete the Housing Intention form by July 16. The form asks students to indicate whether they are certain they wish to live on-campus or off-campus or whether their decision will be determined by their schedule. By completing the form, students are providing the data our Housing & Residential Life team needs to determine the amount of on-campus housing available.


Please note:

  • Students who do not complete the form will not have an opportunity to request housing at a later date. 
  • Students who complete the form by indicating that they are uncertain of their plans will be contacted for more information before housing assignments are made.
  • Students who indicate an interest in on-campus housing by completing the form and later make a determination to live off-campus/at home will be able to cancel their housing without penalty until August 24.

All first-year students who complete the Housing Intent Form are guaranteed on-campus housing.

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Deadlines for July 22

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Want a look at the whole picture? No problem. By July 22, the Registrar's Office will have your classes sorted out.

TO VIEW YOUR SCHEDULE TODAY:

Note: Class schedules are subject to change until classes begin.

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Deadlines for July 27

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Orientation for new incoming students has been reimagined as a series of educational and community building activities that will take place virtually over the last two weeks of August. The sessions will be a mix of live presentations from campus and student leaders, informational sessions on College resources and updates on COVID-19 policies, and community building activities to introduce new students to one another. Students will be broken into small virtual groups with an Orientation Leader. These small groups will connect throughout the two week Orientation period. Incoming students will be able to participate whether they are at home or on campus. Incoming students will receive additional details, including a schedule of Orientation activities by July 27.

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Deadlines for August 1

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The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan eligibility on your Financial Aid Award Letter indicates the maximum loan amount your parent is eligible to apply for if they wish to borrow through this federal loan program. In order for this loan to be recognized as payment for your bill, these steps must be completed and your loan must be approved before the billing due date of August 1, 2020. The completed information will be electronically transmitted and received by the College within two to four business days.   

Please note: The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan is credit-based, and your parent must be approved annually on his/her own or with a cosigner. If your parent plans to borrow the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan to cover all or a portion of your bill, the parent borrower must apply for the loan by completing the following steps:

    • Visit studentaid.gov.
    • Sign in using parent's FSA ID.
    • Click "Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan."
    • Click "Start" for the Direct PLUS Loan Application for Parents.
    • Complete the required information and submit. The parent borrower will receive immediate notification if the loan was approved.
    • Click "Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note/MPN)."
    • Select "Start" for the PLUS MPN for Parents.
    • Complete the required information, sign electronically, and submit.
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Log in to Student Central to find helpful information on how to prep for Orientation, and learn some great tips for making your first week of classes, as well as your first semester, a success! 

TO LOG IN TO STUDENT CENTRAL: 

    1. Go to champlain.instructure.com
    2. Click "Sign in to Champlain Using Google."
    3. Enter your MyMail username and password.
    4. Locate Student Central Under "Courses" on the left side panel. 
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Your Champlain ID is an everyday item for you—it serves as your student ID, meal plan card, residence hall key, and even a debit card at certain on- and off-campus locations—so we want you to have a picture you love. Upload your photo between June 1 and August 1.

TO SUBMIT A PHOTO FOR YOUR CHAMPLAIN ID CARD BY AUGUST 1, 2020:

    • Find or take a color picture of yourself that you are pleased with (no hats, no sunglasses!). The image should be cropped to a square with your face and upper shoulders centered and plenty of space around the sides and top. Neutral backgrounds please. It must be identifiably "you" or it will be rejected.
    • Make sure that you've got the digital image (a scan of a photo will work) in a .jpg format.
    • Visit champlain.edu/id-card. Read the instructions and create a WebCard account.
    • Upload your photo to WebCard.
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Champlain College has partnered with FlyWire to streamline international students' payment of tuition and fees.

FlyWire allows international students to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in their home currencies. FlyWire may only be used to pay a Champlain College international student's billed tuition and fees, and cannot accept payment for off-campus or personal expenses.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

    • Log in through WebAdvisor  to access your bill.
    • Click on "Student," and under the "Student Accounts" heading click "Student Statement & Payment" to enter into TouchNET, our billing system.
    • Determine the amount to pay for tuition and fees. Click on the link to FlyWire in the Announcement section within TouchNet.
    • Make your payment through FlyWire in your country's currency. Track your payment with email and/or text options from FlyWire as your payment arrives at Champlain College and is credited to your account.

If you have additional questions about FlyWire, please review our International Student Services web page, "Making International Student Payments For Tuition and Fees."

INTERNATIONAL AUTHORIZED USERS:

    • If you are already set up as an Authorized User, please log in to TouchNet, our billing system.
    • If you have not been set up, your student must enable you as an Authorized User (see directions above).
    • Once they do this, you will receive an email from the TouchNet system notifying you that you have been set up as an Authorized User.
    • Email notifications will be sent to the student and Authorized Users when statements are available.
    • Determine the amount to pay for tuition and fees.
    • Access FlyWire through the Announcement section within TouchNet.
    • Make your payment through FlyWire in your country's currency. Track your payment with email and/or text options from FlyWire as your payment arrives at Champlain College and is credited to your account.

If you have additional questions about FlyWire, please review our International Student Services web page, "Making International Student Payments For Tuition and Fees."

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The Office of International Student Services hosts a mandatory International Student Orientation from Monday, August 24–Thursday, August 27, 2020, to help new and transfer international students and exchange visitors adjust to the campus and community. This orientation is in addition to the New Student Orientation. Students are expected to arrive at Champlain College on either Saturday, August 22, 2020, or Sunday, August 23, 2020. If students arrive earlier, housing, food, and transportation will be their personal responsibility.

Although not required for U.S. dual citizens, International Student Orientation is open to U.S. dual citizens, especially if they have lived and been educated outside of the United States for most of their lives. 

To pay and register, please visit: https://forms.champlain.edu/form_international/orientation.

Please contact Jessa Karki at jkarki@champlain.edu if you have further questions.

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Deadlines for August 3

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Students scheduled to take MTH 230 (Calculus I) in the fall, including those students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Game Programming, and Computer Science & Innovation, are required to take and pass an online Calculus Readiness Test before being enrolled in MTH 230.

Information about this test will be emailed to those students on July 6, 2020. The test must be completed between July 6 and August 3, 2020, to finalize class schedules.

If you did not receive information by email about the Calculus Readiness Test by July 13, 2020, but are interested in taking MTH 230, please contact Dr. Melanie Brown at mbrown@champlain.edu.

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Champlain College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment where all members of the community are treated with respect and dignity. To that end, students are expected to complete a series of online courses that address topics such as well-being, alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault prevention, and diversity, equity and inclusion. The courses will take students three to four hours cumulatively to complete.

The Office of Community Standards will provide instructions for accessing and completing these courses via email on Monday, August 3rd; the courses must be completed by Monday, August 24th.

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Please ask your high school guidance office to send a copy of your final high school transcript. If you have taken any AP exams, have an official score report sent to the Office of Admissions prior to August 3, 2020. If you have taken courses at another college, please have that institution send an official transcript. Any courses completed on a college campus must have an official transcript for credit to be granted.

MAIL TRANSCRIPT(S) AND/OR AP SCORES TO:

Champlain College
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402

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Housing assignments will be made by August 3, 2020, and will appear on your THD home page.

To protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and stuff, we have reduced the density of our residence halls. All first-year students will be housed on Main Campus in singles and doubles in first-year-specific residence halls.

If you requested on-campus housing and no longer require it, please send an email to compass@champlain.edu as soon as possible so we can release the space to another student. You may cancel your housing prior to move-in without penalty. After move-in, housing cancellations are charged a $500 cancellation fee.

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Champlain College encourages students and employees to engage in our democracy, when possible. To that end, we partner with TurboVote for voter registration. When you sign up, TurboVote keeps track of your elections, local and national. And if you need to get registered, update your voter registration, or request an absentee ballot, TurboVote will get you all the forms and information you need, when you need them.

TurboVote keeps track of registration and vote-by-mail rules for all 50 states, so you don't have to. And it can even mail you paper copies of your completed forms, with stamped, addressed envelopes for your local election officials. 

Learn more about how it works and register to vote!

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Deadlines for August 10

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Students must be covered by a health insurance policy. All full-time students are automatically enrolled and billed for the College health insurance plan ($980 per semester, $1,960 per year). If you already have full medical coverage and would like to waive the Champlain College plan, complete the steps below.

TO WAIVE COVERAGE, COMPLETE THE STEPS BELOW BETWEEN JUNE 15, 2020 AND AUGUST 10, 2020:

    • Have your existing insurance card on hand.
    • Go to champlain.edu/webadvisor and log in.
    • Under the "Student Accounts" heading choose "FT Decline Health Ins," which brings you to the Consolidated Health Plans for Champlain College.
    • On this page, click on the blue "Waiver" tab to DECLINE the Champlain College Health Insurance.
    • Read the Disclosure Acknowledgment to ensure you understand the insurance coverage. Next, choose "Continue" at the bottom and go to the waiver form.
    • Enter all the health insurance information from your existing policy.
    • Complete the electronic signature and click "Submit."
    • Confirm that you completed the process. If you did not receive a confirmation email, the waiver did not go through and you must repeat the process. Print out and save the confirmation email.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO KEEP THE CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE HEALTH INSURANCE:

    • The per semester cost ($980) will remain on your account to cover the full academic year.
    • Email Compass Student Services (compass@champlain.edu) to confirm that you want the Champlain College health insurance coverage and will not be waiving.
    • You must be a full-time, enrolled student to be eligible for the Champlain College health insurance.
    • Health insurance cards are mailed to participating students' Champlain address in September.
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Tuition and related fees for full-time students are billed each semester. Balances are due August 1 for the Fall 2020 semester and December 4 for the Spring 2021 semester. You will receive an email notification (the week of July 10 for fall and November 13 for spring) when your bill is ready to be viewed. Only the student will have access to view/pay the bill unless a parent/guardian is authorized by the student.

TO VIEW AND PAY YOUR BILL:

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Deadlines for August 15

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Your ID card serves as your student and employee ID, meal plan card, and residence hall key. You have the option of using the card as a debit card at certain campus sites, including the Campus Store, mailroom, and campus laundry facilities. The card may be used with multiple vendors in the greater Burlington area, wherever merchants display our CC Cash Card logo.

To learn more about all the wonderful things you can do with your CC Cash Card and how it works, check out the CC Cash Card page. Note: You activated your CashCard account when you uploaded your photo for your Champlain ID (you DID upload your photo, right?), so you can skip the "Initial Cash Card Setup" and head right to "Making Deposits to Your Cash Card & Flex Accounts."

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Visit our Campus Store online or in person (it's located on the 1st floor of the Center for Communication & Creative Media). The Campus Store is open Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–7:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM; and Saturday, 9:30 AM–3:30 PM.

The Campus Store offers a Best Price Promise designed to give you the best price on textbooks, whether you are renting them, buying them, or selling them back. If you find a lower textbook price or buyback quote, we'll BEAT it by 10%. That's a promise.

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Deadlines for August 19

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The first step on your journey to career readiness is completing two milestones that are part of our InSight program. InSight is Champlain College's career flagship program that will prepare you to be career and financially ready for life. Please read the information below carefully.

On August 19, 2020, you will receive an email in your Champlain MyMail account from Career Collaborative with important information about the Career Milestone and Financial Milestone—both of which are due September 11, 2020. You will log in to Handshake (Career Profile and Résumé Upload) and Canvas (Financial Assessment) to complete these tasks.

Handshake is Champlain College's online career management platform and will be your go-to resource for finding part-time jobs, internship and employment opportunities, scheduling appointments with your Career Coach, and registering for events.

Career Milestone (Handshake Career Profile and Résumé Upload):

To begin, bookmark and open champlain.joinhandshake.com.

    1. Select Champlain College Sign In (do NOT create a new account)
    2. You must log in using your Champlain College email: first.last@mymail.champlain.edu
    3. On the landing page "Welcome to Handshake, {Name}" check the third box to agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, then click "Get Started." The first two boxes are optional.
    4. Answer the 10 Profile/Interest questions as prompted by Handshake. After each question click Next.
    5. You will be asked if you would like to make your profile public. We recommend a public profile so that other students and employers can find you for potential opportunities.

You should now have access to your Handshake main student landing page. Click on your name in the upper right corner and select:

My Profile

    • Add at least one Work Experience
    • Add at least one Organization/Extracurricular
    • Find the box titled Skills, located in the right-hand column, and add at least five skills that you currently have

Document

    • Upload your résumé (this résumé can also be used to apply for jobs via Handshake)

Career Interests

    • Read the questions and update any of your responses—these will help Handshake identify and highlight employers and opportunities for you!
    • Click the green Save My Career Interests button

Financial Milestone (Financial Assessment):

Complete your Financial Assessment by following the instructions in the email you received from the Career Collaborative.  A link will be provided to the Assessment in Canvas, Champlain's learning management system.

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Deadlines for August 24

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Champlain College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment where all members of the community are treated with respect and dignity. To that end, students are expected to complete a series of online courses that address topics such as well-being, alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault prevention, and diversity, equity and inclusion. The courses will take students three to four hours cumulatively to complete.

The Office of Community Standards will provide instructions for accessing and completing these courses via email on Monday, August 3rd; the courses must be completed by Monday, August 24th.

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If you are assigned a residence hall but decide not to live on-campus, you may cancel by August 24 or before move-in, whichever is earlier, without penalty by contacting Compass Student Services at compass@champlain.edu. See the full cancellation policy here.

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Deadlines for August 27

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Log in to Student Central to find helpful information on how to prep for Orientation, and learn some great tips for making your first week of classes, as well as your first semester, a success! 

TO LOG IN TO STUDENT CENTRAL: 

    1. Go to champlain.instructure.com
    2. Click "Sign in to Champlain Using Google."
    3. Enter your MyMail username and password.
    4. Locate Student Central Under "Courses" on the left side panel. 
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Deadlines for August 30

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Champlain College highly recommends protecting your higher education investment with the GradGuard Tuition Protection Plan from Allianz Global Assistance. This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board, and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance, a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind. Learn more about GradGuard's tuition insurance, and review the details of Champlain's plan here.

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