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Frequently Asked Questions


When is the application deadline? Chatfield College offers a rolling admissions process but is highly recommended that a student submit all necessary information two weeks before each start.

When do classes start? Click here for the most recent Academic Calendar.

Do I need a high school diploma or GED to start classes? No. You do not need to have a high school diploma or GED to begin taking classes. However, in order to be fully admitted and to receive financial aid, you must be a high school graduate or have a GED.

Why do I have to submit my high school transcript if I have already attended a college? This is now a federal requirement to receive financial aid.

What is the ASSET test, and why do I need to take it? The ASSET Placement Test accurately places you into reading, writing, math and computer classes that are best suited for your abilities. The Placement Test is there to help ensure your success and does not affect your admissions status.

How will I know if I’ve been accepted? You will receive an official enrollment certificate from the college along with other pertinent information.

Can I participate in Post-Secondary Enrollment Options? (PSEO/PSEOP) Chatfield College does offer PSEO for area high school students. Click here for the current application, complete with instructions.

I am a college graduate. How do I apply? If you have already graduated from a regionally accredited institution, you must meet with the Academic Dean for program approval. Dean Alan Simmons can be reached at 513-875-3344 ext. 118.

I would like to audit a class. Is this possible? Yes. Students who are interested in taking a course solely for the value of the instruction may register to audit the course. No college credit may be earned or later claimed for an audited course. One third tuition is required for an audited course.

What is the class size at Chatfield College? The student-to-faculty ratio is currently 11 to 1, and the typical average class size is 10 students per class. Faculty usually learn students' names within the first few weeks of class.

What are the classes like? Classes are usually lecture/discussion courses or seminar courses. Several programs include classes that offer hands-on experience, such as use of science laboratories and externships in the field for Community Health Workers.

Do teaching assistants ever teach classes in place of real professors?No. All classes at Chatfield College are taught by members of the faculty.

When do students have to decide on a choice of major? Chatfield students do not have to declare a major before they begin classes at Chatfield. This decision is typically made after a student has completed one or two semesters of classes.

Is it possible to receive credit for courses taken at other colleges? AP? Yes. Credit through all of these programs is possible. For transfer credit, you must provide Chatfield with an official transcript sent directly from the college(s) you attended. Keep in mind, though, that some classes may not transfer. You can consult with the Registrar’s Office to confirm whether or not the college you are transferring from is accredited and whether or not the classes are transferable. For AP credit, you must earn at least a 3 on the AP exam.

I want to attend college, but circumstances require me to work full-time. How can I attend classes? Chatfield college offers block schedule classes meaning each class meets once a week for two and a half hours. This makes scheduling around most circumstances possible. Chatfield offers classes in the morning, afternoon, evening, and even on Saturdays making attendance a realistic addition to your schedule. If you are unable to work full-time and attend classes full-time, you may attend classes on a part-time basis.

How many credit hours are considered full-time? Students must be enrolled in twelve (12) or more credit hours per semester to be considered full-time.

How many credit hours are considered part-time? Students must be enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours per semester to be considered part-time.

If students need help with coursework, where can they go? Chatfield offers several ways students can get the help they need. The first people you can seek assistance from are your course instructors. Chatfield also have a Learning Center where you can get help with a paper, a presentation, or homework.


Student Life

How do students get around on campus? You can walk anywhere on campus within ten minutes. Students also travel by bike, skateboard, or scooter.

Does Chatfield offer residence halls? No. Chatfield is a non-residential college and does not currently offer housing. There are several nearby apartment complexes for students at our Cincinnati campus.

Is there a meal plan? Where do students eat? Chatfield does not offer meal plans. Many students at the Cincinnati campus take advantage of Findlay Market for meals while students in St. Martin have access to Subway, Skyline Chili, and Pike Street Bar & Grill within a five minute drive from campus.

Do you have any sports teams?No. Chatfield does not currently offer any sports teams.

What community service opportunities are available? Service is an important component of life at Chatfield. The students have worked on numerous charitable and service events in the recent past including serving food to the poor and homeless at the Hope Emergency Center in Brown County, organizing a Prom for a local teenager battling cancer who could not attend her own, and hosting a Easter egg hunt to benefit local charities. No matter what your interest, Chatfield can help you serve.

You’ll also find opportunities to develop your leadership skills, through clubs and organizations, such as Chatfield’s Student Leadership Council, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), and the Julia Chatfield Honor Society.


Financial Aid

How much do classes cost? Tuition is based on credit hours. Your cost will depend upon how many credit hours you take and any fees associated with each individual class. The rate per credit hour for the 2012-2013 school year is $328.

I live in Indiana or Kentucky, do I have to pay out-of-state tuition? Chatfield students pay the are not charged out-of-state tuition because of the College’s private non-profit status.

How much do books cost? The cost of books and supplies can vary greatly from term to term. Also, different programs have different requirements. Chatfield utilizes an online bookstore to help keep books and supplies as affordable as possible.

How many classes do I need to take to be covered by health insurance? Chatfield does not offer student health insurance options. However, many health insurance policies offer options for student coverage, particularly if you are covered by your parents’ insurance policy. Contact your insurance company to discuss your unique situation.

I have more questions about admissions. Where can I find answers? Please feel free to call or email the admissions office at admissions@chatfield.edu. Students attending the St. Martin campus can call (513) 873-3344. Students interested in the Cincinnati campus can call (513) 921-9856.

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