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Apply: Education

Apply: Education

The admissions process is described below for the Graduate Education programs.

Submissions Requirements

To begin the admissions process and/or to request an application packet (with instructions and forms), contact the Graduate Admissions Staff at or 215-248-7170.

  1. Application:  Online or Form
    ($55 fee; waived for CHC graduates and Information Session attendees) 
  2. Official sealed transcripts of all previous college and university study (Applicants must have graduated, or anticipate graduating, from an accredited institution with a four-year bachelor's degree; waived for applicants whose last college was CHC.)
  3. Two letters of recommendation from academic or supervisory sources.  Use the CHC forms provided in application
  4. A cumulative GPA of 3.0/4 or higher is generally required for acceptance to education programs (with the exceptions of Educational Studies and Montessori programs).  Questions about these requirements should be directed to
  5. International Students must also submit acceptable TOEFL or IELTS or Advanced-Level ELS Program Certificate. WES or ECE transcript evaluations are required if transcripts are not in English.
    Note: International Students are not eligible for State Certifications.
  6. Professional Goals Essay - Guidelines

All materials should be submitted to:

CHC Graduate Admissions
9601 Germantown Avenue
​Philadelphia PA 19118

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials have been received. If you believe all requirements should have been received and you have not been contacted, please email to check your status.   

Submitted materials become the property of Chestnut Hill College.  

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Department Interview

After all requirements are received, qualified applicants will be contacted by email to schedule an interview with the Department Adviser.

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For information about the PAPA or PECT Exams required for PA Certification in Early Education/PreK-4 and Special Education (PreK-8 and/or Grades 7-12), go to

For Praxis Exam Information for PA Certification, go to

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Chestnut Hill College (CHC) offers a 10% Tuition Discount for all full-time teachers, teacher’s aides, and early childhood workers, as well as all graduates of CHC.