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Champlain College is located in Burlington, Vermont, on Lake Champlain, about 156 km south of Montreal, QC, Canada. We are located 347 km north of Boston, MA, USA. The city of Burlington is home to five colleges and universities and has a population of about 40,000.  

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Champlain College is located about 10 minutes from Burlington International Airport. This airport connects with New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Detroit, Orlando and other major cities. Champlain College will provide Airport pick up and drop off for International students.

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Champlain College is a small, private college that has 2,000 undergraduate students.

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Any student who is not a citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or will require a visa to attend Champlain College is considered a foreign or International student.

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Students have two options to apply to Champlain College. They can use the Common Application and the Champlain College supplement form, or they can use the International Admission Application. Students must provide official transcripts translated in English to be considered for Admission. Champlain recommends World Education Services or Education Evaluators International, Inc for translation and certification services.

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Champlain College's deadlines for international students are reviewed on a rolling basis. This means that there is not a formal deadline, and we are able to review applications and make scholarship decisions as we receive international applications. However, to allow time for VISA processing and travel arrangements, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible and at least 45 days prior to the start of the semester.

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A: Champlain College requires all International applicants to submit either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS.  Official scores must be sent to the Champlain College Office of Admission.  See below for the minimum scores Champlain College Admission looks for on the TOEFL and IELTS.

Test Type

Full Admission

Conditional Admission

TOEFL

IBT: 79 Computer: 213 
Paper: 550

IBT: 61 Computer: 173
Paper: 500

IELTS

6

5

Champlain College does NOT require the SAT for International Students, but International Students who submit the SAT are considered for additional merit scholarships.

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No, International students must maintain full-time enrollment in accordance with U.S. immigration law.  A full time student must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits a semester.

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Yes, Champlain College does offer merit and need based scholarships to international students.  Scholarships range from $2,500 USD to $10,000 USD a year.  These scholarships are renewable all four years. International Students that submit the SAT will be considered for additional merit scholarships.
Transfer International students will also qualify for the above scholarships.  Each year a small amount of full cost scholarships are awarded to International Students.

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Yes, International students can work on campus.  If you are an international student who is experiencing unforeseen financial hardship then you may be eligible for off-campus employment. The student's economic situation must be urgent, serious and unforeseen.

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We understand that is not possible for every student to come and visit Champlain College before applying.  Our International Admission  Recruiter, Sarah Gibson is available for Skype interviews and information sessions.  If a student is interested in learning more about Champlain College or the application process, please contact Sarah at sgibson@champlain.edu.

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Yes, International students are guaranteed housing all four years at Champlain College.  International students are able to stay in their Residential Halls over academic breaks.

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