Gateway Adult Students
For first-year students 23 years of age or older...
- whose education was delayed or postponed
- who want to reenter the workforce, or
- who wish to advance her current career?
There are several unique advantages to being a Gateway student:
- Through prior learning assessment, Gateway students have the opportunity to gain academic credit for knowledge gained through employment, job training, volunteer and civic activities, military service and travel.
- A transfer student admitted from an accredited institution may expect to receive credit for courses in which you have earned a minimum grade of C.
- Chatham currently awards credit for satisfactory performance on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.
- Gateway students attending classes on a full-time basis can receive a merit award from Chatham University.
- PACE Center features individual academic advising, career development and learning center.
Prior Learning Assessment
Prior Learning Assessment is meant to assist Gateway students in identifying areas of college-level experiential learning. As such, degree-seeking Gateway students have an opportunity to be awarded academic credit for post-secondary knowledge gained prior to matriculating at Chatham University. Gateway students wishing to develop a portfolio are enrolled in a course that guides students through each and every step of the portfolio development process. Accordingly, Gateway students can potentially earn a maximum of 30 credits towards their educational goals.