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How to Maximize Transfer Credit at Champlain
Prospective students often wonder how they can get the most transfer credit possible for their prior academic and work experiences. Our transfer credit team works hard to ensure you get the transfer credit you deserve, and graduate from Champlain College Online as quickly and affordably as possible.
You may also be eligible to earn credit for your prior learning which can considerably reduce the time it takes to get to graduation or completion. We'll work with you to make sure you get the credit you deserve.
Transfer of credit analysis is performed on an individual basis after an application is submitted and our operations team has confirmed that it is complete, with “official” transcripts from all academic institutions attended, and an applicant is accepted into one of our academic programs.
Before an accepted applicant receives an offer of admission from Champlain College Online, our transfer credit evaluation team will identify the program requirements that have been fulfilled, on a course-by-course basis, based upon the student’s official, documented prior learning. They will also highlight the courses that will be required in order to fulfill the program requirements. All of this will be included in a single form that will be sent to the newly admitted student via email.
Additional opportunities for earning potential transfer credit can be discussed with a student’s academic advisor after admittance. Examples of additional opportunities include, but are not limited to CLEP; alternative credit providers, such as Study.com; demonstrating prior knowledge through C-KET, Champlain’s proprietary knowledge evaluation tool; and completing an individual learning portfolio following the completion of a portfolio course.
Students also have the potential to earn undergraduate transfer credit after enrollment - no matter how far along they are in their program. If you’ve acquired an industry certification, or completed documented training that has been validated by ACE or NCCRS during the course of your academic program, we can evaluate it to see if it might be eligible for additional transfer credit.
Transfer Credit Policy: Undergraduate Programs
A student who transfers from another college may be awarded transfer credit of up to one-fourth of the total credit hours toward a certificate, up to 45 credit hours toward an associate degree, and up to 90 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree.
Credits from institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be eligible for transfer based on equivalency of course content and learning outcomes, or, in the case of General Education, based on the extent to which the transferring course aligns with the corresponding Champlain College Competencies.
Students in bachelor’s degree programs must complete 15 hours of 300-level or higher courses in the major. Judgments of transfer course applicability are based on criteria provided by the appropriate academic division, and judgements are made at the College’s discretion.
When necessary, transferring students may be asked to provide course descriptions, course outcomes, and syllabi to assist in the evaluation of credit. Transfer course equivalency must be at the same academic level. For instance, graduate level credit will not be applied in transfer toward undergraduate programs.
Credit hours for transferred courses are given full value, but grades are not transferred to a student’s permanent Champlain College record and do not become part of a student’s cumulative grade point average at Champlain College. In order to be considered for transfer credit, a course must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher in accordance with the Champlain College grading scale.
Due to rapid advancements in certain fields of study, credit for courses taken prior to the catalog year the student is matriculating to may need to be re-taken, at the Program Director’s discretion.
All transfer applicants are required to submit official transcripts of their high school and college records. The acceptance of transfer credits is at the sole discretion of Champlain College.
Transfer Credit Policy: Master's Degree Programs
Transfer credit for graduate programs is rare, and requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. No more than 6 credits toward a master’s degree is awarded at Champlain College Online.
Transfer credits from accredited institutions of higher education are accepted based on equivalency of course content and learning outcomes to meet degree requirements. The grade must be”B” (3.0) or better.
When necessary, students may be requested to provide course descriptions, course outcomes, and syllabi to assist in the evaluation of credit. Judgment of transfer course equivalency is based on criteria provided by the appropriate academic division, and judgements are made at the College’s discretion.
Credit hours for transferred courses are given full value, but grades are not transferred to a student’s Champlain College permanent record and do not become part of a student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at Champlain College.
Visit our Credit for Prior Learning page and discover all the options available to receive transfer credits for your past college experience, military or professional trainings, demonstrated knowledge, and more.
Visit our Community College Agreements page to discover which colleges we have agreements with, and for which programs.
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"I was able to transfer in 86 credits towards my bachelor's degree, and then complete the rest of my program at Champlain. In all, it took me four semesters to go from high school graduate to college graduate, and now I've been accepted to the MBA program."
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