Bachelor of Arts in Food Studies
Admission to Chatham University is determined by the candidate's academic record, promise as a student at Chatham, and commitment to continued personal growth. Chatham gives preference to students that come from a strong college preparatory background. Chatham encourages a minimum of four years of English, three years of mathematics, three years of science, and three years of social science. The meeting of minimum requirements itself does not ensure admission to Chatham. Acceptance is contingent upon a candidate's completion of secondary school requirements and is based on careful review of all credentials presented by the candidate.
First-year student applicants (applicants entering directly from high school, without enrolling in prior post-secondary course work, other than courses completed while attending high school) must submit the following:
- Completed application for admission
- Official high school transcripts (Form - DOC)
- SAT (Chatham code: 2081) or ACT (Chatham Code: 3538) scores
- Essay or writing sample
- One or more letters of recommendation from guidance counselor or teachers.
Students may apply using our SAT optional policy and choose not to submit their SAT scores at the time of application. If not submitting their scores, in additional to the required application materials, applicants must submit the following:
- Graded academic writing sample
- Complete an on campus interview
- Portfolio (optional)
If an applicant feels that these materials do not adequately represent his or her academic abilities or explain his or her academic history, the student is encouraged to submit additional explanatory materials to strengthen the application.
Further, prospective students are strongly encouraged to arrange for a personal tour of campus and meet with an Admission Counselor. Campus tours are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. and on select Saturdays throughout the year (please contact The Office of Admission for upcoming dates). If it is not possible to schedule a campus visit, prospective students should contact the Office of Admission to schedule an interview with an alumni representative in their area.