Chatham University

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements for International Students

Graduates of secondary school systems worldwide may apply as first-time college students or as transfer students from accredited colleges and universities.

Applications are accepted throughout the year (rolling admissions). To be considered for Chatham international student scholarships and grants, however, students should apply by April 1 for the fall term and by November 1 for the spring term. Limited scholarships may be available after the application deadline.

Undergraduate International applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application for admission
  • All official secondary and postsecondary academic records. Credential evaluation required for non-U.S. postsecondary academic records.
  • Official test scores - TOEFL, IELTS, STEP, SAT or ACT (Chatham code: 2081)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of passport
  • 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).

Accepted students who plan to enroll must pay the $150 tuition and $150 housing deposits. Make deposit here.

All students are required to take an English placement exam upon arrival and may be required to take supplemental courses. Supplemental courses, including English for Academic Purposes classes will count toward graduation requirements.

Students who do not meet minimum English language proficiency requirements may apply to the English Language Program. See www.chatham.edu/elp.

Please visit our Office of International Affairs page for more information for International Students.

 

Proof of Finance

As part of the application process you must provide proof of sufficient funding. US government regulations require that in order to qualify for foreign student status, you must prove the availability of sufficient funding to meet your expenses for your first year of study and have a reasonable expectation that the same level of support will be available in subsequent years. Therefore, you should consider how you will fund your studies for the entire length of your program. If you receive a scholarship you may deduct that amount from the total amount.

 

Transfer Transcript Evaluation Policy

International credentials from an educational system other than the United States must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. The Office of Admissions maintains a listing of the approved evaluation agencies. The admissions decision and transfer evaluation require official transcripts, translations and professional evaluation. The cost of the professional evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant. (Downloadable AACRAO form)

Click here for a list of approved international credential evaluation services.

Applications are accepted throughout the year (rolling admissions). To be considered for Chatham international student scholarships and grants, however, students should apply by March 15 for the fall term and by November 1 for the spring term. Limited scholarships are available after the priority deadline.

Accepted students who plan to enroll must pay the $150 tuition and $150 housing deposits. https://www.chatham.edu/admission/undergraduate/deposit/

 

International Student Transfers

Before you can be considered for transfer admission, you must submit all of the following documents to our office:

 

Transcript Evaluation Policy

Non-U.S. postsecondary credentials must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. The Office of Admissions maintains a listing of the approved evaluation agencies. The admissions decision and transfer evaluation require official transcripts, translations and professional evaluation. The cost of the professional evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant.

Click here for a list of approved international credential evaluation services.