Admitted Student Resources

Congratulations on your admission to Chatham University, and welcome to our Admitted Student Resource Guide. Here we’ve gathered content to guide your next steps and answer your questions as you prepare for a successful transition to graduate school.

We’re excited to help you get ready for your first term at Chatham, and encourage you to connect with the Graduate Admission Team or your program’s admission representative anytime questions arise.

Deposit & Commit Today

If you haven't already, save your place in the class by submitting your deposit.

Shortly after your deposit has been submitted, you will be notified that an IT account and Chatham e-mail address have been created for your use, enabling you to access, the University portal. Be sure to check your Chatham e-mail regularly, as this is the primary method of communication by the University.

Complete Your FAFSA 

If you haven't already, take a moment to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to get a jumpstart on financing your education. List Chatham's school code: 003244. Contact our Financial Aid office with questions at 412-365-2781 or via email to Financial Aid. You may also use our virtual calendar to schedule a 1:1 meeting.

Register for Classes

Course registration for the fall term typically begins in late spring; registration for the spring term typically begins in early November; and registration for the summer term typically begins in early February. Your admission representative will advise you on the registration timing and protocol for your specific program.

Get Your Student ID

Your Student ID will help you gain access to the fitness center, computer labs, and on-campus printing. also includes a bus pass for the Pittsburgh Port Authority (this takes up to 5 business days from the printing of your ID to become active). Review the guidelines and submit your info for your ID here. 

Mark Your Calendar

Spring term classes begin in early January and fall term classes begin in late August. See exact start (and other key) dates on our academic calendar.


Important Updates

Visit for the latest campus updates, frequently asked questions, and campus communications about our ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. 
If your program admission is conditional upon submission of additional documentation, these materials must be submitted by the date specified in your admission letter. 

Please have your official transcript(s) sent to:
Chatham University
Office of Admission
0 Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
If your university requires an email to send electronic transcripts, please direct them to

If you are using the National Student Clearinghouse to send your transcript, please select Chatham University - Operations.

Teaching Students: All students taking education courses are required to have current and valid Act 33 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse), Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal Record), and Federal Criminal History background checks in order to register for classes. This is a requirement of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Forms can be obtained here.

Health Science Students: PT, OT, and PA students are required to provide proof of immunization and physical examinations. Information on specific requirements will be e-mailed directly to the student by the program. In addition, each student will be required to complete a full background check before clinical rotations. 

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Alumni Success

We position our alumni to excel in today’s top industries and our graduates experience a 98% employment rate one year after graduation.

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  • On-Campus Students: Program-specific orientation activities will be scheduled by each department prior to the start of courses. Please watch you Chatham email for an update from your Program Director and/or Faculty. General information about orientation can be found here. 
  • Online Students: To help facilitate your success in the online learning environment, an online orientation will be made available prior to the start of classes. You’ll learn how to navigate Brightspace your online learning platform, how to use helpful technology, as well as become oriented to all of Chatham’s resources and support networks.

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Parking on Campus

Permits are required for daytime parking at the Shadyside Campus or Chatham Eastside; permits are not required after 5pm, on weekends, or for the Eden Hall Campus. Fall term starts will be notified in the summer when the online permit application opens; spring and summer starts may apply after course registration.