2022-2023 Course Catalog

Admission Procedures for Gateway Students


Transfer student applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official academic transcripts from all past colleges and universities in which the student was enrolled

Required prior to matriculation:

  • Final official high school transcripts (and/or GED, if applicable)

High school transcripts and/or GED transcripts are not required to review a student's application.* These documents are required of all transfer students accepting offers of admission to Chatham University. Final high school/GED transcripts must be received prior to a student's enrollment.
If the institution has reason to believe that the high school diploma is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education or if the student was placed in a Verification Tracking Group that requires verification of high school completion status, the institution reserves the right to evaluate the validity of the student's high school completion.

Students with fewer than 24 credits may apply using our test-optional policy and choose not to submit their standardized test scores at the time of application. If not submitting their scores, in addition to the required application materials, applicants must submit the following:

  • Résumé
  • Graded academic writing sample
  • Complete an on-campus interview
  • Portfolio (optional)

If applicants feel that these materials do not adequately represent their academic abilities or explain their academic history, they are encouraged to submit additional explanatory materials to strengthen their application.

General Education Requirements 

Chatham University requires undergraduate students to complete a minimum of 40 credits of general education as specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students transferring to the University who have completed 40 credits of general education at an accredited institution of higher learning will be considered to have completed their general education requirements. 

Submission of Credits

All potential transfer credit in progress or completed prior to acceptance to Chatham must be submitted to the University before the student begins courses. This requirement includes all Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. All official transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Articulation Agreements 

If you are transferring credits, we have Articulation Agreements with a number of schools to make the process easier and your hard work count.

For more information, click here.