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So, You Want to Be a Student Ambassador?

By Veronica Lewis, ’16 MBA, Associate Director of Admissions First things first: Who are Student Ambassadors and what do they do? Depending on the college or university, this job description will vary. At Champlain, our Student Ambassadors (SAs) are the student face and brand ambassadors of the college. They give prospective students and their families […]

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100 Things to Do Before You Graduate From Champlain College

By Bessie McManus, Sr. Admissions Intern The Senior Admissions Interns and I put our heads together to create you a list of “to-dos” to make the most of your four years at Champlain College. (We’ve done this for a few years in a row now—it’s so much fun to see what things have changed and […]

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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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Students (unafraid) on the front lawn of Jensen Hall.

Myth Busting: Champlain College

By The Champlain College Admissions Interns // Class of 2017 As Admissions Interns, we’ve heard some pretty interesting myths about Champlain College over the years—I (Sarah) once overheard a student in the dining hall say they thought that one of our Victorian-era mansion residence halls, Jensen, is haunted! Fact or fiction? We decided it’s about […]

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A Long, Strange Trip…and an Early Arrival: An Update On the 2016-2017 Application Review Process At Champlain College

Dear Champlain College Applicants, Families, and Counselors: My name is Chris Perlongo, Director of Admissions at Champlain College. As I find myself halfway into my second year at the College, I can say that after 15 years in the field this year is unlike any other.  Due to a variety of factors, Champlain finds itself […]

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9 Tips for Writing a (Great) College Essay

  Jovan Ellis is an Assistant Director of Admissions at Champlain College. This week, as someone who has read many essays during his time here, he has come up with nine tips on how to ace what might seem like the most stressful part of college applications.     ‘Tis the season for college applications, and […]

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Acing Your College Interview

So, you’re applying to college. You know what you’re looking for in an institution: how many students, your ideal housing, what you are interested in studying, etc. You’ve narrowed down your giant list of schools into a slightly smaller, more manageable list. You’ve started filling out all of the applications and answering the tedious questions. […]

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Why should I do a portfolio review?

Our last opportunity to do a portfolio review is just around the corner; spaces are still available for our last date, December 5th. In this blog post, Student Ambassador Dan Salerno shares his reasons why a Portfolio Review Day can be a great resource. With our portfolio review fast approaching, I wanted to write about […]

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