Resources and quick links for accepted students
New Student Checklist
We know you’re excited to get started - we’re excited to welcome you to the Champlain College community! Shortly after accepting your offer, you will receive an introductory email from your advisor. If you have any questions about starting classes, juggling school, work, and family, or anything else, your advisor is your go-to person. They’re here for you. To get to know all our advisors and get specific contact information, head over to our Student Support page.
As a newly accepted student at Champlain College Online there are a few things you need to do before you can start your classes. To fully prepare yourself for your first term at Champlain, complete the items below:
As your first term approaches, you will receive an automated email directing you to activate your Champlain College account. This account will provide you login access to all Champlain College resources including your Champlain College email, Canvas (our online Learning Management System), WebAdvisor (where you can check your Program Evaluation, class schedule, grades, etc.), Smarthinking 24/7 online tutoring, and more.
WebAdvisor is used for both online and on-campus students; you will find that not all pages will be relevant to you. Once you log in using your Champlain College credentials, selecting Students will provide you with relevant options.
- For information such as your progress and grades throughout your program, select Program Evaluation.
- Under My Class Schedule, you can select your upcoming term and see the classes you are scheduled to take. You can also access the bookstore to purchase any materials for your upcoming courses.
- For tuition & payment information, select Student Statement & Payment and/or Tuition Reimbursement Statement.
- To view your financial aid information click Financial Aid Award Letter.
The Student Accounts Office will send instructions on your payment options to your Champlain College email address once you are registered for classes. You can view payment options now in the admissions section of this site.
Prior to starting your first class at Champlain College, you must complete two introductory classes. You will have access to these orientation courses about four weeks before the start of your first term and they must be completed before you can begin classes for your program.
Intro to Online Learning is the orientation to Champlain College Online. This tutorial will teach you how to be a successful student and how to use Canvas.
Intro to Academic Integrity will teach you how to avoid plagiarizing, cite properly using APA and MLA formatting, and set the expectations for academic integrity in your courses.
This information will be available one month prior to the start of a course. At that time, your Academic Advisor will send you email reminders and you will need to confirm textbook requirements and any additional required materials via the syllabus index. Instructions and helpful tips on how to do so will be included in the email reminder.
Please review the Technical Requirements to ensure you are prepared to begin your online courses.
The Champlain College library is not only a brick and mortar building full of people but a digital resource providing access to material that will help you complete your work. Often times, materials needed for classes are provided via our library meaning fewer textbooks are required. Our award-winning librarians are experts in the research process and are available by phone, chat or email to help you succeed.
Smarthinking is a 24/7 online tutoring platform offered to all Champlain College students. You can meet virtually with a tutor, post a question, get study materials, view tutorials, submit a paper or career documents (like your resume) for review, and more.
All you need to get started are your Champlain College login credentials. You can log into Smarthinking here.
If you have a documented disability that could substantially limit your ability to be successful in the online classroom, you may request reasonable academic accommodations.
Students Requesting Academic Accommodations
Once a student has been admitted to Champlain College, the following guidelines will assist in making a smooth transition into the College:
- Submit current, comprehensive, objective, professional documentation of your disability to the Office of Accessibility.
- A staff member will contact the student before the start of the semester to schedule an appointment for discussion of; the academic accommodations process, learning needs and supporting documentation, and appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations.
- Once registered with the Office of Accessibility, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the office at the start of each semester to request that their academic accommodations be enacted.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to arrange for certain provisions which are outside the scope of the Office of Accessibility and the College. These provisions include, but may not be limited to: attendant care, mobility training, items/services of a personal nature and sources of financial aid. The Office of Accessibility is available to consult with a student regarding needs and possible local resources.