Admission Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration

An Admission Process Designed for Adult Students

At Champlain College Online our comprehensive admissions process is designed to take into account your whole story.  We are interested in your previous academic record, but knowing you have much more to bring to the table as a working adult, we'll also consider your current and previous work experiences, as well as your personal and professional goals. 

Admissions Eligibility

Our admissions team seeks to admit students who:

    • Demonstrate a solid academic foundation - a minimum 2.5 GPA is our recommendation, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for those who demonstrate a potential for academic success in other ways.
    • Possess an aptitude for success in an online learning environment.
    • Exhibit the ability to make a positive contribution to the Champlain College Online community.

Undergraduate Application Requirements

The following list of application requirements must be completed and submitted to our admissions team before any student may be considered for acceptance to a Champlain College Online undergraduate degree or certificate program.

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The first step in applying to an online program at Champlain College is to begin your online application. You'll need to create an account and follow the step-by-step instructions. 

checkboxShort Answer Essay Questions 

Within the online application, you'll be required to respond to 3-4 short answer essay questions.  Your response to these questions is your best opportunity to tell us who you are as an adult learner today, so be sure to take your time with each question. 

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Official academic transcripts are required for any post-secondary coursework you have completed and all colleges and universities you have previously attended, whether or not a degree was conferred. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized equivalency service. Learn more about our international student requirements below.  Request that all transcripts be sent directly to Champlain College OnlineFor students who are still completing their undergraduate degree, we have a Provisional Admittance policy that may apply to you.

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If you have not completed a minimum of an associate degree, we will also require copies of your official high school transcripts or GED scores.  Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized equivalency service. Learn more about our international student requirements below. Your high school transcripts or GED scores can be mailed, emailed or faxed to Champlain College Online.


You will need to submit a copy of your professional resume, which should include both your current and previous employment and work experiences. Your resume should be mailed, emailed or faxed to Champlain College Online.

checkboxProof of English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in the English language is both required and necessary for academic success at Champlain College. If English is not your native language, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency.  Learn more about our international student requirements below.

checkboxWork Experience Requirement

Applicants for the Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration must be currently employed in a healthcare setting with opportunities for applying new skills. Applicants with limited work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

checkboxAssociate Degree Requirement

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, we require that you hold at least an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 2.5 GPA, or equivalent. Those who do not have an associate degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Champlain College Online BS in Healthcare Administration is a 60 credit, accelerated completer degree. If you do not possess an associate degree please talk with an admission counselor about your options, including first earning an associate degree in business management from Champlain College Online.

Applicants Educated Abroad

Students educated outside of the United States and Canada seeking admission to Champlain College Online will need to visit our International Admissions Requirements page to learn about our English proficiency requirement, as well as our international transcript evaluation process. Learn more

If you are residing in the United States, please be aware that not all categories of Visas allow you or your children to take college courses, including online. Please confirm with the U.S. Department of State whether your Visa allows you to take online courses while you are living in the United States. If you are living outside of the United States you do not need a Visa to enroll in our online programs.

Returning Students

We look forward to welcoming back former Champlain College students! Whether you studied as an undergraduate student on the Champlain College campus or took Champlain College courses online, we are eager to talk to you about your next steps in returning to school. Keep in mind that if you have not taken online classes in over a year, you will need to reapply to the program. Contact our admissions team through our web form or at 888-545-3459 to learn more.

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