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 are invited to 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 enrollment advisor 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 or Alternative Placement (beginning Fall 2021)

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

Mathematics
If an individual provides one of the following forms of official documentation, that individual will be placed into the following mathematics course(s) and is not required to complete the Next Generation Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) exam.

MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 

  • ACT score of 18 or higher in Mathematics section
  • SAT (pre-March 2016) score of 450 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • SAT (post-March 2016) score of 490 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • SAT (post-March 2016) score of a 24.5 in the Mathematics subject test
  • GED (post-2014) score of 165 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • High school unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.6 and completion of high school Algebra I with a “B” or higher

MAT 174 Elements of Statistics 

  • ACT score of 20 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • SAT (pre-March 2016) score of 470 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • SAT (post-March 2016) score of 510 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • SAT (post-March 2016) score of a 25.5 in the Mathematics subject test
  • GED (post-2014) score of 170 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • High school unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.7 and completion of high school Algebra I with a “B” or higher or completion of high school Algebra II with a “C” or higher

MAT 190 College Algebra 

  • ACT score of a 22 or higher in Mathematics
  • SAT (pre-March 2016) score of a 500 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • SAT (post-March 2016) score of a 530 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • SAT (post-March 2016) score of a 26.5 in the Mathematics subject test
  • GED (post-2014) score of a 175 or higher in the Mathematics section
  • High school unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.8 and completion of high school Algebra II or pre-Calculus with a “B” or higher
  • High school unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 and completion of high school Algebra I with a “B” or higher

English
If an individual can provide documentation of one of the following, that individual will be placed into ENG 101 and is not required to complete the Next Generation Accuplacer Reading and Writing exams.

  • ACT score of 22 or higher in Reading and 18 or higher in the English section
  • SAT (pre-March 2016) score of 850-860 or higher in the Writing + Critical Reading section
  • SAT (post-March 2016) score of 480 or higher in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section
  • GED (post-2014) score of 165 or higher in the Language Arts section
  • High school unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.8 and completion of high school English Language Arts 12, e.g. a fourth-year English, with a “B-” or higher
  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.

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.