Transfer StudentsThank you for considering Chatham University. Whether you're transferring from a four-year school or a community college, we have a smooth transfer process to ensure you are set up for success as a Chatham student.
We offer transfer students:
- Transfer Scholarships
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
- Accelerated Graduate Degree Programs
- Generous course by course transfer policy
- Preliminary transfer evaluation with completed application
- Articulation agreements with area community colleges
- Individual advising
- Priority registration
Use the tool below to find your current school and view how your courses may transfer to Chatham University. If you do not find the institution or course you are looking for, it does NOT necessarily mean that Chatham does not accept credits from that institution or that Chatham does not transfer that course. The database below is not comprehensive; Chatham adds institutions and courses on an ongoing basis.
Chatham University holds articulation agreements or academic partnerships with the following schools. Click on the school name to view the full agreement.
- The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
- Bucks County Community College
- Butler County Community College
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Carnegie Mellon University – Heinz College
- Community College of Allegheny County
- Community College of Allegheny County – social work
- Cottey College
- Duquesne University
- The Pennsylvania State University
- Washington State Community College
- Westmoreland County Community College
- The University of Pittsburgh - GSPIA
Frequently asked Questions
When can I transfer?
Chatham University accepts transfer students for both the fall and spring semesters.
How do I apply?
The online application is available at www.chatham.edu/admissions/apply.cfm. There is also a paper application that can be mailed upon request. Please contact the admission office toll free at 800.837.1290.
In addition to the admission application, letter of recommendation and essay, official high school transcript* and official transcripts from each college or university attended are required for admission.
*Transfer students with more than 24 transferrable credits do not need to provide their official high school transcript.
How many credits and what courses will transfer?
Transfer credits are accepted from accredited colleges and universities where the student has earned a C or higher. A preliminary evaluation of transfer credit is made at the time of admission to provide an indication of class standing. A final evaluation is made by the Chatham registrar before registration.
Download the the Transfer Guide [PDF] for a more specific list of requirements.
How can I complete an Accelerated Graduate Program?
Depending on the number and type of transfer credits accepted, undergraduate transfer students may be able to accelerate the completions of a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as three years.
Is financial aid available?
Need based aid is available for eligible transfer students. The free application for federal student aid (fafsa) should be completed at the time of application to the college.
With no additional application, transfer students can receive up to $12,000 per year in merit scholarship based on their academic performance at their previous institution. Those students involved in Phi Theta Kappa can also receive an additional $2,000 in scholarship.
Will I work with an advisor?
All transfer students are assigned faculty advisors who help clarify Chatham graduation requirements on an individual basis. Transfer students must be enrolled at Chatham for a minimum of 3 semesters and successfully complete 45 credits for graduation.
Will I fit in on campus?
More than 25% of Chatham students are transfer students. Chatham is a beautiful, friendly and diverse campus where it is easy to find your niche and feel comfortable. Our small classes allow you to make quick connections inside the classroom with faculty and students.
Will I receive a laptop?
Full-time transfer students will be issued a tablet or Macbook Pro computer. Please contact Information Technology Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chatham.edu/O4NU for additional information on the Chatham Laptop Program or to answer any questions regarding the technology resources at Chatham.
For more information or to set up an individual appointment with our transfer counselor, Elana DiPietro, please call 800.837.1290 or email email@example.com.