Category Archives: Application Tips

Dear Prospective Students: Words of Wisdom From a Recent Champlain College Graduate

By Nyjah Strange // Finance ’18 Four years ago, I left my home in Philadelphia and moved to Vermont to attend Champlain College. While there are many things I’ve learned since my first year, there are a few things I wish someone had told me before I left for college. Looking back on my college […]

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A How-To Guide for College Recommendation Letters

By Nicole Lentine ‘07, Associate Director of Admission Required by some but recommended by almost all institutions, letters of recommendation are an often underutilized but vitally important piece of your college application. These letters can often tell the stories that your essay and other materials can’t. So, how do you go about getting a recommendation […]

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How to Transform Your Good College Essay into a Great College Essay

By Stephanie Doan, ’18 // Senior Admissions Intern Everyone talks about the general things that go into a good college essay—using correct spelling and punctuation, making the essay about you, organizing your thoughts, so they’re easy to understand—but what are the little details that make a college essay go from good to great? What makes […]

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Mastering the Interview Mindset

By Jovan Ellis, Assistant Director of Admissions Fall is here, and for many high school seniors, autumn means two things: pumpkin-spiced everything and college applications. Specifically, I would like to focus on what is, to many prospective students, the most nerve-racking step of the application process: the dreaded college interview. Many colleges recommend these Admissions interviews—some […]

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The Truth About Early Decision & Why It May Be the Right Fit for You

By Christopher Perlongo, Director of Undergraduate Admissions After 16 years in Admissions, if there is a list of the most common questions that students have asked me, I’d say the following: What is your average SAT? What is your average GPA? How is your (fill in major) program? Early Decision is binding, right? Why would […]

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How to Have Successful Conversations With Admissions Counselors At College Fairs

By Howie LeBlanco, Assistant Director of Admissions Soon after your senior year begins, you may find yourself attending college fairs and ramping up your college search and application process. But, what is the key to having a successful conversation with Admissions Counselors at college fairs? In a word: etiquette. I am not talking about knowing […]

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3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your College Open House

By Senior Admissions Interns Our Fall Open Houses are coming up on Saturday, October 14th and Saturday, October 28th! Will we be seeing you there? If you haven’t registered, make sure to sign up for an amazing day of events and info sessions here. The schedule is jam-packed, and there is a lot to digest. […]

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Inside Champlain’s Residence Halls

Housing at Champlain College is unlike anywhere else. In fact, one of the most distinct features of Champlain is our 19 Victorian-Era mansion residence halls. Did we say mansion? You heard that right! Champlain’s student housing includes real historic mansions, equipped with ultra-fast wireless connectivity and a whole lot of charm! All first-year students have the […]

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