School of Graduate Studies Office Hours 

Fall and Spring Terms 

Monday through Thursday     9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday                                      9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


During term and holiday breaks, the office closes at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. During summer, the office closes at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.



The School of Graduate Studies provides academic advising for students, upon acceptance into a graduate program. An advisor helps in planning a course of study compatible with the student’s background, experience, and needs. The advisor meets with a student by appointment as needed. The student is responsible for ascertaining whether all prerequisites are fulfilled and if the course selected is appropriate for his/her degree program. The student may be required to obtain an advisor’s signature before registering for the course.

To register, non-matriculating students who have not yet been assigned an advisor must obtain the signature of the Department Chair/Program Coordinator of the department.



The School of Graduate Studies registration form is in the Term Course Guide, available on line@  and  in limited quantities in the SGS office.   Students may register for graduate courses in the following ways:

  • Bringing the form to the School of Graduate Studies Office, third floor of St. Joseph Hall, Room 78, during office hours listed above
  • Mailing the form to the Graduate Registrar, at the address listed on the form
  • Calling 215.248.7018 (if paying by credit card or through financial aid)
  • Faxing 215.248.7161 (if paying by credit card or through financial aid)


Payment is due at the time of registration, and registration will not be processed until payment is received. Before registering, students must satisfy all previous financial obligations. Late registration fees apply two weeks prior to the beginning of each semester.



A course schedule confirmation, with classroom assignments, is mailed to students approximately one week before the start of classes. The course schedule with classroom assignments is also posted outside the Graduate Office, bulletin board on first floor leading into Martino Hall, the Dining Hall, on the second floor corridor of St. Joseph Hall, and at the Main Desk (Security Desk), prior to the first day of classes. Students should confirm schedules by checking any of these locations before the first class. Specific questions concerning course scheduling and classroom locations should be addressed to the Graduate Office ( or by calling 215-248-7170 or 215.753.8610).  Courses scheduled at off campus locations are noted on course confirmations and on schedules posted at the above locations.



Students may add a course only during the first week of classes. For courses running on an accelerated schedule, students may add a course before the second class meeting. No fee is charged for adding courses within the appropriate timeframe.



All CHC students are required to carry and produce upon request by a college official a valid photo identification card issued to enable use in the college library, for admittance to campus buildings and events, to obtain a parking permit and for presentation upon request of a college official or Security at any time.  Photos are taken at the beginning of each term. Contact Security Personnel at the Fournier Desk to arrange for your photo id card.  A fee is charged to replace lost or damaged identification cards.



Qualified students may register to audit a graduate course with the permission of the instructor and the student’s advisor. The student who has been granted audit status will be expected to meet the instructor’s attendance, preparation and participation requirements in order for the audit course to be recorded “AU” on the transcript. An audit status may not be changed to credit status or vice versa after the first full week of class. Audit students are charged the full tuition rate. Students who are not matriculated Chestnut Hill College students must provide official proof of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have sufficient background to be admitted into the course being requested.



Preference for entry to any graduate course is given to matriculated Chestnut Hill College students, then to non-matriculated students. Others may register for a graduate course provided that the class is not full. Permission of the Program Coordinator/Department Chair is required. If a course has a cap for enrollment and a Chestnut Hill College matriculated or non-matriculated student requests admission, other individuals may lose their place, even after the term begins.