2022-2023 Course Catalog

Undergraduate Test-Optional Admission

Chatham University Undergraduate Admission is Test Optional  

  • No SAT or ACT test scores are necessary to receive full admission review. 
  • All special programs will waive test score requirements this year; this includes honors, integrated degree programs (IDPs) and all premier scholarship programs. A well written essay and one letter of recommendation is optional but strongly recommended to complete the application.
  • First-year student admission is for applicants entering directly from high school, without enrolling in prior post-secondary course work (other than courses completed while attending high school).

The Office of Admission reviews each application in its entirety using a holistic review process to determine whether a student will thrive at Chatham. Since not all students showcase their abilities in the same way, each application is given careful consideration before an admission decision is reached.

First-year student applicants must submit the following:


  • Essay or writing sample
  • One or more letters of recommendation from guidance counselor or teachers.

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