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Pittsburgh Pathways

Pittsburgh Pathways is a program of study to prepare non-native English-speaking students to attend a degree program at Chatham University or another university.

Pittsburgh Pathways offers:

  • guaranteed admission to a degree program at Chatham
  • a combination of ESL courses and academic courses
  • up to 36 academic credits towards an undergraduate degree at Chatham or another college or university
  • a living and learning experience on two beautiful and safe college campuses
  • social and cultural activities inside and outside the program

Students enroll in Pittsburgh Pathways for two or three terms, depending on their language level.

Cost Per Term

  • Tuition: $12,500
  • Room: $2,835-$3,130
  • Meal plan: $2,835-3130

Admission Process

Students applying to the Pittsburgh Pathways must submit a complete application to the Office of Admission. This includes:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Admissions essay
  • All official secondary and postsecondary transcripts, mark sheets, or records
  • Official test scores: 61 TOEFL iBT or 5.5 IELTS
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of passport photo page (with identification information)
  • Copy of immigration documents (if currently living in the United States)
  • Proof of financial support (official bank statement, signed bank letter, or financial guarantee indicating enough funds to cover the first year of education at Chatham).

Once a complete application is received, it will be reviewed for admission to the Pathways Program and for conditional admission into the Chatham degree program. Students who are accepted into the Pathways Program will have conditional acceptance into the degree program, pending successful completion of the Pittsburgh Pathways. Students whose language score does not meet the minimum will study in the English Language Program before beginning the Pathways program.

Admission Info for International Students