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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 the deposit amount in your admission letter by the specified deadline using our secure payment site.

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 my.chatham.edu, 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, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to get a jumpstart on financing your education. Contact our Financial Aid Office with questions at 412-365-2781 or via email.


Register for Classes

Course registration for the fall term typically begins in late spring; registration for the spring term typically begins in early November; 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 places around campus, including the fitness center and computer labs, and it 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 (pdf) and SUBMIT HERE to send us your ID information. We will connect with you if there is an issue with your submission, so do please monitor your email. Please email if you have any questions.

Please note that we will not be able to print or distribute ID cards while the university is closed.  Due to federal regulations we are not able to mail your ID card and you will need to get it in person. You do not need your ID before classes start and they will be available on campus when you arrive for orientation.

Mark Your Calendar

Fall term classes start in on August 24, 2020; spring term classes start in early January. See the year ahead, including summer term details, on our academic calendar.


 

Important Updates

Visit www.chatham.edu/coronavirus for the latest campus updates, frequently asked questions, and campus communications about our ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Read a letter penned by Amy Becher, Vice-President for Enrollment Management, here.

If your program admission is conditional upon submission of additional documentation, these materials must be submitted by the date specified in your admission letter. Send these materials to the Office of Graduate Admission via email or postal mail:

Office of Graduate Admission – Berry Hall
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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 at 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.