Process and Policies

Process and Policies

Admissions Process

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 or spring term when the time is right for you!

Prospective students seeking admission to Chatfield College are requested to follow these procedures:

  1. 1. Complete your Application for Admission online.

There is no application fee to apply online. You will use this application for any campus. Students are notified of acceptance within one week of submitting their application for admission and transcripts.

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  1. 2. Visit your campus.  Prospective students should visit the campus where they desire to attend. Can’t decide? We’d love to show you both! During your campus visit, you will speak to an admission counselor who can answer any questions you may have about attending Chatfield, our programs, our accreditation, and our student services.


  1. 3. Meet with a financial aid advisor. The financial aid advisor will guide you through available scholarships, grants, loans, and the financial aid application (FAFSA). If you have questions about the financial aid process please refer to Apply for Financial Aid. To be eligible for financial aid, an official high school transcript or GED diploma must be submitted.


  1. 4. Complete the ACCUPLACER.

The exam 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

Students may be exempt from the ACCUPLACER if they have taken the ACT and achieved sub-scores of:

Please submit your official score sheet for consideration.

  1. 5. Meet with a new student advisor and schedule your classes. Students are encouraged to register for classes early to ensure they enroll early.


  1. 6. Provide high school transcripts or GED.  Home-schooled students should submit the Home-School Supplement Form (if no transcript is available). Please make sure Chatfield has a copy on file by the first day of attendance. If mailing copies of high school transcripts, diplomas, or GED’s, please send them to:

Chatfield College
Attention: Registrar
20198 State Route 251
Fayetteville, Ohio 45118

  1. 7. Attend student orientation.  During orientation, you’ll finalize any outstanding paperwork and learn about the resources available to help you succeed in college.

College Credit Plus (CCP)

Chatfield College welcomes students electing to participate in the State of Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program (CCP) to enroll at our campuses.

For more information on the College Credit Plus offerings at Chatfield College, please click here.

Types of Students

Degree-seeking students
Chatfield College degree-seeking students are those earning college credits toward a degree at Chatfield College. Other degree-seeking students are those earning college credits with the intent to transfer to complete a degree at another college or university. Students with prior college credit normally enter as degree-seeking students. These transfer students must submit, for review, an official transcript from each regionally accredited institution attended. Transfer credit will be awarded on a course-by-course basis and only for those courses in which the student received a grade of “C” or better. Courses not offered in Chatfield’s curriculum may be accepted as electives toward the degree at the discretion of the Registrar. A maximum of 45 semester hours of transfer credit may be applied toward the Chatfield degree requirements.

Non-degree seeking students
Non-degree seeking students are those with no intent to complete a college degree, at either Chatfield or elsewhere. This also includes College Credit Plus students. These students may take a maximum of 15 credit hours. Students who wish to take more than 15 credit hours must meet with the Academic Dean for permission to continue as a non-degree student.

Transient students are those who are attending another college or university and have been given special permission from that institution to enroll in a limited number of classes at Chatfield on a term-by-term basis. Students are encouraged to submit a confirmation letter from the home institution indicating the student’s academic status and the transferability of the course(s) in which the student is enrolled. See the Registrar’s office for more information on admission requirements.

International Students
Although Chatfield does not actively recruit international students, we have enrolled students from several countries in recent years. With no residence halls and no ESL program on campus, it works best for these students to have sponsors or family nearby with whom they can live and interact in English. As a rule, financial aid is not available for students in the U.S. on an F-1 visa. A TOEFL score of 500 to 520 or above is desirable. The following documents are required for admission of international students:

  • Application for admission with two letters of reference from present or past teachers.
  • Certified copies of all certificates, secondary school transcripts, and higher education transcripts.
  • TOEFL scores or ESL language center report showing satisfactory English proficiency.
  • Affidavit of financial support from family: bank statements are required and must show the student being financially independent with enough funds to cover tuition and living costs.
  • Description of support from U.S. sponsor.

Affirmative Action Statement
Admission is based solely on the applicant’s qualifications and ability to meet established requirements for admission. Chatfield College does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, or physical handicap.