Process and Policies

Process and Policies

Admissions Process

Chatfield College maintains a non-discriminatory, open admissions policy. Application for admission  can be made through either the St. Martin’s or Cincinnati’s Office of Admissions.

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.

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  1. 2. Tour campus and speak to an admission counselor who can answer any questions you may have about attending Chatfield, our programs, our accreditation and our student services.
  2. 3. Meet with a financial aid advisor. They’ll tell you everything you need to know about scholarships, grants, loans and 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.
  3. 4. Complete the ACCUPLACER.

ACCUPLACER tests your knowledge in math, reading, and writing. Over 1,500 institutions administer ACCUPLACER tests as part of the enrollment process. These tests help identify your strengths and needs in each subject area. ACCUPLACER interactive online learning tools are available to help you sharpen your skills. The academic advisers and counselors at your college or technical school will use your ACCUPLACER test results along with information about your academic background, goals, and interests to help you take courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunities for success.

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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.
  2. 6. Provide official high school transcripts (GED holders should submit official GED scores in lieu of high-school transcripts; home-schooled students should submit the Home-School Supplement Form (if no transcript is available). Please make sure the college has a copy on file by the first day of attendance.

If mailing copies official high school transcripts, Diplomas or GED’s , please send them to:

Chatfield College Admissions
Attention Deb Henderson
20198 State Route 251
Fayetteville , Ohio 45118

  1. 7. Attend Orientation to finalize any paperwork and learn about the resources available to help you succeed in college.

Chatfield operates on a rolling-admission schedule. Prospective students are notified of acceptance within one weeks of completing the application process. Students are encouraged to register early. Students are required to furnish a high school transcript or GED certificate to enroll as degree-seeking students at Chatfield. If the College does not receive the transcript or certificate without good reason by the start of the semester, the student may, at the discretion of the registrar, be classified as a non-degree-seeking student.

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.

Special Students
Special students are those who audit hours with no intent to complete a college degree, at either Chatfield or elsewhere. These students may take a maximum of 15 credit hours, and then must meet with the Academic Dean for permission to continue in the non-degree status. 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 confirming 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 letter of reference.
  • True certified copies of all certificates, secondary school transcripts and higher education transcripts.
  • TOEFL scores or ESL language center report showing level attained.
  • Affidavit of financial support from family: bank statements may also be required.
  • 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.