Admissions Process

Chatfield is Cincinnati's most affordable Catholic, nonprofit college. We are open to all learners, regardless of ages, race, religion, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or disability.

To become a Chatfield student, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete an application for admission
  • Submit proof of graduation (or current high school transcript if in high school) from an accredited high school OR proof of GED

Chatfield College maintains a non-discriminatory, open admissions policy. The application for admission is online and free. Chatfield operates on a rolling admissions schedule meaning you can apply for either fall, spring, or summer term when the time is right for you!

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After you apply

  1. Meet with a financial aid advisor. The financial aid advisor will guide you through available scholarships, grants, loans, and the financial aid application (FAFSA). To be eligible for financial aid, an official high school transcript or GED diploma must be submitted.
  2. Take the ACCUPLACER if you have not met the alternative placement standards.

The Accuplacer does not determine your acceptance. We use the results, along with your academic background, to identify courses that match your skill level. This is one of the ways we make your education personalized just for you. ACCUPLACER interactive online learning tools are available to help you sharpen your skills. Download your free study guide app here.

Alternative Placement Standards

  1. Complete your financial aid paperwork (Master Promissory Note) or set up billing arrangements. The Office of Financial Aid will discuss with you the right amount of credit hours for you based on your situation.
  2. Meet with a new student advisor and schedule your classes. You are encouraged to register for classes early.
  3. Attend student orientation. During orientation, you’ll learn about the resources available to help you succeed in college.