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

Over the next few weeks, we will be building out this Next Steps section to include specific sections related to financing, housing, academics and on-campus living. Each section will give you a preview of what needs to happen, when you can start to do it and when it will be due.

It will give you an overview of transition tasks and timing over the next few months. Then, after our application deadline has passed, we will aggregate all of the tasks into a comprehensive list ordered by due dates and provide links to the forms you need to fill out and the sites you need to visit.

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You can plan to activate your Champlain account about 72 hours after you have submitted your enrollment deposit (and, if you plan to live on campus, your residence hall deposit). Follow the instructions for "New Users" on the activation page.

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Please note that you will not be able to set up your email or access the majority of College online resources until after June 1, 2018, when your account has been fully implemented. However, you will need to have your account activated to submit your Housing Selection Preference Form

If you have difficulty activating your Champlain account, contact Champ Support at 802.860.2710 or champsupport@champlain.edu

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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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We offer a plan that enables you to pay your annual Champlain bill over the course of 10 monthly payments (beginning May 15, 2018 through February 15, 2019).

The program is administered through a third-party, Tuition Management Systems (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. TMS charges a $65 enrollment fee for the 10-month plan.

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's education records. When you turn 18, those rights transfer to you. If you want to give access to your parents, or other designated parties, you must complete the FERPA form and submit it. If you don't, no one on staff will be able to discuss your record (including your bill) with your parents/guardians.

Learn more about FERPA and complete the form between June 1 and August 18, 2018.

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 New Student Orientation starts Thursday, August 23 and runs through Sunday, August 26. Orientation begins with moving in, but there's so much more waiting for you! Don't miss it. Register for New Student Orientation beginning on June 1 at champlain.edu/orientation.

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After you have activated your Champlain account at welcome.champlain.edu, and received your housing email, you are ready to log in to The Housing Director (no later than June 1, 2018). Visit The Housing Director (THD) (our online housing selection tool), 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.) If you have trouble logging in, please first try a different browser. Contact Residential Life if you continue to experience issues.

  1. You will be taken to the Housing Hub home page. Select the "Application" tab and "Incoming Student Housing Selection Preference Form: (Fall 2018)" from the drop-down menu.
  2. Providing an electronic signature for the housing contract and clicking "Continue" will automatically bring you to the Housing Selection Preference Form.
  3. Complete the Housing Selection Preference Form, indicating your first, second and third residence hall choices.

Note: You should complete this task as soon as you can after March 1, 2018. Preference is given in the order of those who first make their residence hall deposit and fill out the Housing Selection Preference Form. It is definitely in your best interest to complete this step as soon as you can. The deadline is June 1, 2018.

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Our confidential mental health counseling services are available to assist you in managing a variety of mental health challenges, personal issues and academic concerns. Our Counseling & Accommodation Services Center staff can also assist you by coordinating accommodations if you have learning, physical or psychiatric challenges, or conditions.

If you are in need of accommodations, please submit the Accommodations Services Registration Form. Upon receipt of this form, a counselor will be in touch with you to discuss how they can best assist you. For housing accommodations, please submit the Housing Accommodations Request Form.

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Download Housing Accommodations Request Form

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All incoming first-year students are pre-registered for their first semester courses, but you may have a few decisions to make regarding electives. To determine if you must choose electives:

  • Please complete the course selection form
  • If you see your major, click it.
  • Select the course that interests you the most.

All students are required to take COR 110 and COR 115 in the first semester. These courses are the foundation of our Core curriculum and must be taken in sequence. To learn more about the Core, visit champlain.edu/core.

If you are a student with an Undeclared major enrolling in the Communication & Creative Media (CCM) or Education & Human Studies (EHS) divisions, you will be contacted through email by your academic specialist about several course selection choices. Please reply promptly to any email requests we send.

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Students must be covered by a health insurance policy. All students are automatically enrolled and billed for the College health insurance plan. 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, 2018 AND AUGUST 1, 2018:

  • 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 (which will be determined by April 1, 2018) 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
  • Health insurance cards are mailed in August to your preferred mailing address.
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Tuition and related fees for full-time students are billed each semester. Balances are due August 1 for the Fall 2018 semester and December 1 for the Spring 2019 semester. You will receive an email notification (June 25, 2018 for fall and November 1 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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If you have been awarded a Direct Subsidized and/or 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 Master Promissory Note.
  2. Complete Entrance Counseling.

To complete these tasks:

  • Visit studentloans.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 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 or programming courses.

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. This exam is administered during New Student Orientation each fall.

Register for the exam

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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.

TO SUBMIT A PHOTO FOR YOUR CHAMPLAIN ID CARD BY JULY 1, 2018:

  • Find or take a color picture of yourself that you are pleased with (no hats, no sunglasses!). It must be identifiably "you," or it will be rejected.
  • Make sure that you've got the digital image (a scan of an actual photo will work) in a .jpg format.
  • Create an email with the subject line: firstname.lastname (example: Sally.Smith).

Email it to: newstudentids@champlain.edu.

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The health services staff is dedicated to providing confidential, humane care and competent treatment, along with responsible referrals when indicated. Vermont state law requires that all students provide up-to-date immunization information.

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Please download a copy of our Health Form and return it by July 1, 2018 to:

Student Health & Wellness 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 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's education records. When you turn 18, those rights transfer to you. If you want to give access to your parents, or other designated parties, you must complete the FERPA form and submit it. If you don't, no one on staff will be able to discuss your record (including your bill) with your parents/guardians.

Learn more about FERPA and complete the form between June 1 and August 18, 2018.

Download the form

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If you need to take the Calculus Readiness Test, you will receive an email for the Calculus Readiness online exam. If you are scheduled to take MTH 230 in the fall (Game Programming and Computer Science & Innovation majors), you are required to take and pass the online Calculus Readiness Test. You will need to complete the exam between July 9 and August 10, 2018

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Want a look at the whole picture? No problem. By July 30, the Registrar's Office will have your classes sorted out.

TO VIEW YOUR SCHEDULE:

  • Go to champlain.edu/webadvisor.
  • Under the heading "Academic Profile," click "My Class Schedule."
  • Select "2018 Fall Semester" from the drop-down menu.
  • Click "Submit."

Note: Class schedules are subject to change until classes begin

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Students must be covered by a health insurance policy. All students are automatically enrolled and billed for the College health insurance plan. 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, 2018 AND AUGUST 1, 2018:

  • 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 (which will be determined by April 1, 2018) 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
  • Health insurance cards are mailed in August to your preferred mailing address.
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Tuition and related fees for full-time students are billed each semester. Balances are due August 1 for the Fall 2018 semester and December 1 for the Spring 2019 semester. You will receive an email notification (June 25, 2018 for fall and November 1 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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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 Service 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 Service web page, "Making International Student Payments For Tuition and Fees."

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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, 2018. 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 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 studentloans.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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 New Student Orientation starts Thursday, August 23 and runs through Sunday, August 26. Orientation begins with moving in, but there's so much more waiting for you! Don't miss it. Register for New Student Orientation beginning on June 1 at champlain.edu/orientation.

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Family Weekend takes place September 28-30. It's an incredible weekend at one of the most beautiful times of the year and you definitely want your family and friends to come. More information and registration is available here.

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Students scheduled to take MTH 230 (Calculus I) in the fall, including those students majoring in 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 11, 2018. The test must be completed July 11 and August  10, 2018.

If you did not receive information by email about the Calculus Readiness Test by August 1, 2018 but are interested in taking MTH 230, please contact Dr. Melanie Brown

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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 they can even mail you paper copies of your completed forms, with stamped, addressed envelopes for their local election officials. 

Learn more about how it works at http://www.turbovote.tools/turbovote-101/ and register to vote at https://champlain.turbovote.org/.

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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 13, 2018. 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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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.

TO SET UP ACCESS TO YOUR CHAMPLAIN CASH CARD ACCOUNT:

Go to: https://webcard.champlain.edu/student/login.php

  1. Click on the link "Not Registered? Click Here to to Sign Up."
  2. Enter your Champlain Student ID number as your Username, including the 82.
  3. Enter your PIN number as your Champlain Student ID number, WITHOUT the 82.
  4. Enter a valid email and password.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to you with instructions on how to complete the activation of your web card account.

If you have questions, please contact Compass Student Services at 802.860.2777 or compass@champlain.edu. The office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at Perry Hall, Rm 174.

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

On August 15, 2018 you will receive an to email to your MyMail account from the Career Collaborative with important information about the Career Milestone and Financial Milestone, both of which are due September 7, 2018. You will login to JobSpot to complete these tasks. (JobSpot is Champlain's online career management platform and job board, which will be your go-to resource for finding internship and employment opportunities.)

Career Milestone (Career Profile):

  • Log into JobSpot using the instructions you received in the email message from the Career Collaborative. The email will include your username and a link to set your password. Please DO NOT register for a new account! Once you're logged into JobSpot, complete the following three steps:
    • fill out all questions in the "My Account/Personal" tab
    • fill out all questions in the "My Account/Academic" tab
    • Upload your most current (basic) resume on the "Documents/Approved" tab

Financial Milestone (Financial Assessment):

Complete your Financial Assessment by following the instructions in the email you received from the Career Collaborative to complete this assessment on Canvas, Champlain's learning management system.

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Housing assignments will be made by August 17, 2018 and will appear on your THD home page.

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