Registration for on-campus students occurs twice per year: once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. On-campus students work with their faculty advisor and academic specialist to register for classes through the Student Planning module in Self Service. Instructions for Student Planning are found below.

Registration for Champlain College Online and Graduate students occurs multiple times throughout the year, depending on which term a student is registering for. Online students will work with their Academic Advisor to plan and register for classes.

Students can refer to the College's Academic Calendars for registration dates.

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Step 1:  Review the Course Schedule

The courses available for Fall 2024 registration are viewable in Self Service - Student Planning. This quick video shows you how to access Student Planning. Create your schedule now so that when your registration window opens, you just need to click the "Register Now" button. This brief video shows you how to add sections to your plan and how to register for planned courses.

Step 2: Reach out to your Faculty Advisor and Academic Specialist

Many students are required to have Faculty Advisor approval before they register for classes. If that is the case for you, you will see the following message: Advisor Approval Needed. If you do not see that message, it is still good practice to meet with your Faculty Advisor for guidance. You can find their contact information by logging into Self Service and clicking on Student Planning. Reach out and set up an appointment.

Your Academic Specialist provides guidance on the process of registration. Connect with them to set up a conversation - they are here to help.

For more information on your Faculty Advisor and Academic Specialist, check out this short video that details how they support you.

Unsure about your major? No problem at all, you are not alone! Fill out this quick form that tells us a little bit about your major/career exploration questions and we can direct you to people who can help.

Step 3: Find your registration window date and time

Your registration window is the date and time registration opens for you. In Self Service - Student Planning, your registration window will be displayed as a banner under the "Schedule" tab. Students who register late may be charged a late fee, and it will be harder to get into the classes they need.

Step 4: Check for Holds on Your Registration

Some students have action they need to take before registering. If that is the case, a registration hold is placed on their account. Students with a hold would see this information in the Student Planning module of Self Service. Your Academic Specialist can help you understand the holds and connect you to the offices you work with to resolve them. All registration holds will be placed on records by Monday, March 4, 2024. Reasons for holds include:

  • You are required to have a Faculty Advising appointment. Reach out to your Faculty Advisor and schedule a time to meet. 
  • Balance with Student Accounts. Compass Student Services can help provide more details. Immunization records are needed by the Student Health Center. Contact the Student Health Center
  • Past due InSight Milestone. Check InSight Canvas Course for milestone completion status. Our InSight Program Manager, Olivia Vittitow can also help you understand what you need to complete.

Step 5: Watch for emails from the Registrar's Office

Your registration window is the date and time when registration is open to you. In Student Planning, you will see your registration window displayed as a banner under the schedule tab.

Additional Reminders:

  • Please note that you may not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid if you register for courses that are not applicable to your degree program requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about this please don't hesitate to reach out to your Academic Specialist.
  • All students receiving VA education benefits are required to fill out an online form located on the student portal to request their benefits. The form needs to be filled out every semester once you are registered for classes. Contact Veterans Services at or 802-865-5777 with questions.
  • Some of our courses may have additional fees associated with them and/or you may need instructor consent to register for these courses. Some sections have specific designations: SL-Service Learning and TVL-Travel.
  • Still have questions? Contact your Academic Specialist to set up an appointment to meet, or call or email.

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Student Planning is a module in Self Service that allows you to plan out your courses for your entire Champlain College career; to review your plans with your Faculty Advisor and have them approved; and to register for your courses. You can also view your semester schedule in a calendar format. If you are considering changing your major, you may "View a New Major" and see the degree requirements for the program you are interested in. Your Academic Specialist in the Registrar's Office can review the Student Planning module with you and answer any questions you have.

To Access Student Planning:

  1. Log in to Self Service from
  2. In Self Service, select the Student Planning menu, then click on "Plan your Degree & Register for Classes."

This brief video walks through the steps to access Student Planning.

To Review and Change your Student Plan:

  1. Click on "View Your Progress."
  2. Many students will have courses planned for them in Student Planning; view them by either scrolling down the page or by clicking on the "Plan & Schedule" tab and then the "Timeline" tab. Planned is not the same as Registered; students must select specific sections of courses and register for the classes.
  3. Some students may have planned courses titled GEN-ELEC or CHOICE A. You may also see SCI-XXX: Lab Science (a choice to fulfill a lab science requirement) or MTH-XXX (a choice to fulfill the mathematics requirement). In these cases, students have choices they must make to fulfill those options. If unsure about what your options are, please consult with your Faculty Advisor or Academic Specialist.
  4. Courses may be removed from your plan by clicking on the "x" next to the course on your Timeline.
  5. View the course description and change the term that you plan to take by clicking on the course in the Timeline.
  6. Add courses to your plan in two ways:
    • Option A: Click the "My Progress" tab. Scroll down in your program until you see the course you want to plan.
      • Click on the Course Number, this will take you to the Student Planning catalog for that course.
      • Click the "Add Course to Plan" button.
      • Select the term in which you want to take the course and click the "Add Course to Plan" button again. Note: Do not use terms other than the Fall Semester and Spring Semester options. The other terms listed are for Champlain College Online and Graduate level students. Do not plan a course in the summer without discussing it with your Faculty Advisor or Academic Specialist.
    • Option B: Go directly to the "Course Catalog" tab.
      • Search for specific subject codes or click on one in the list. Note: Only select 3-letter subject codes, the 4-letter codes are for students in the Champlain College Online (i.e. choose the ACC code for Accounting Courses, not the ACCT courses).
      • Click on the subject code you are looking for, then filter your choices and add courses to your plan.
  7. Please Remember: Once you have planned your courses, you may need to have your plan approved by your Faculty Advisor in order to register. You will want to meet them as soon as possible to go over your choices, so that you will have no issues registering when your registration window opens.

This brief video walks you through the steps listed above to review and change your plan, and register for courses from that screen.

To Choose and Register for Sections:

  1. To choose the specific sections of your courses that you would like to register for, go to the "Plan & Schedule" tab and make sure that you are looking at the upcoming term (i.e. for Fall 2024 registration make sure that you are looking at the 2024 Fall Semester calendar).
  2. On the left, the courses that you have planned will be listed. Click on "View Other Sections" to see your section choices for the term.
  3. Click on the section that you want to add to your schedule. If you are certain that this is the course that you want, click "Add Section to Schedule." It will now show as planned on the left.
  4. Once you have planned your sections and your registration window has opened, you are ready to register. You can attempt to register for all of your courses at the same time by clicking on the "Register Now" button, or individually by clicking on the "Register" button on each course.

Waitlist Information

Adding your name to the waitlist of a section is a great way to indicate that you're interested in the class if room becomes available, but enrollment is not guaranteed. Please register for an available second-choice section which you can drop later if your first-choice becomes available.

Students will receive an email if they are offered a spot in a waitlisted class. Students have 24 hours to register for the class before the spot is offered to the next student.

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