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New Graduate Students

New Graduate Students

WELCOME TO CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE!

We know that you will be a great addition to our learning community and we look forward to seeing you on campus.

Matriculated

Students who have completed the admissions process and been formally accepted into a graduate degree or non-degree program.

Non/Pre Matriculated

Visiting or professional enrichment students (non-matriculating) and those who are in the process of completing the graduate admissions process (pre-matriculating). Non/pre-matriculated students may take up to 25% of the credits required for the program in which they are enrolled. Students taking Education courses are limited to six credits.  Please note that successful completion of courses prior to formal acceptance does not guarantee admission.

We invite you to use this portion of the website as a resource to help you prepare for your new role as a graduate student. Feel free to contact us with general questions at gradschool@chc.edu or 215-248-7170. 

FIRST SEMESTER COURSE REGISTRATION

Matriculated Students

As a new student, your first step is to meet with an advisor to discuss your course options. Once you have done so, you can view the course listing available on the My.CHC Portal to find when these courses will be offered.  Instructions can be found here.

Once registration opens, email your selections to gradschool@chc.edu. Please make sure to include your name, ID number, and Course Code (this includes the abbreviation, number, and section e.g. PSYG 500 01 M).  Please note in the Course Code that each course ends with a letter. The letter indicates the location for the course: ‘M’ stands for Main campus, ‘C’ stands for DeSales, and ‘P’ stands for Pottstown.

Many classes fill very quickly, so please register as early as possible for the best selection of classes.

As a first semester student you are permitted to submit your registration request via email. However, in subsequent terms you must register online through the My.CHC portal. You will receive your MyCHC account credentials, and further instructions with regard to registering for your second semester once you have registered for your first term. 

Non/Pre-matriculated Students

Students may register after submitting an application form, application fee, and an undergraduate transcript from their degree-granting institution (An official transcript must be received before the completion of the first course; grades will not be issued until official transcript is received). Transfer courses from other institutions count toward the 25% credit limit.

You may register each term by emailing gradschool@chc.edu. For specific dates and deadline descriptions please view the SGS Academic Calendar here. You should indicate your name, ID number, the course code (this includes the abbreviation, number, and section e.g. PSYG 500 01 M). Please note in the Course Code that each course ends with a letter. The letter indicates the location for the course: ‘M’ stands for Main campus, ‘C’ stands for DeSales, and ‘P’ stands for Pottstown. Many classes fill quickly, so please register as early as possible for the best selection of classes. 

SGS CATALOG

We strongly encourage you to read the SGS Catalog, which is updated annually on our website. It is important to know the policies and procedures so you are prepared and knowledgeable about the College and your program. 

THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES (SGS) OFFICE

The School of Graduate Studies Front Office is a resource you should feel free to utilize. The School of Graduate Studies is located on the third floor of St. Joseph Hall, Room 378. SGS Office hours are Monday-Thursday (8:30 am-6:00 pm) and Friday (8:30 am-4:30 pm). Summer hours differ on Friday (8:30 to 1:00). The SGS Office staff will be happy to assist you with any issues or forward you to someone who can. For assistance with general questions, please contact the staff at gradschool@chc.edu or 215-248-7170. 

TECHNOLOGY ACCOUNTS

All SGS students are assigned three separate technology accounts at the time of first course registration: My.CHC Portal, CHC Webmail (Email), and Blackboard. Please note that an email with this information will be sent to your personal email account on file. Please note that sometimes this process can take a few days, so do not worry if you do not receive your credentials immeadiately upon registering. 

MyCHC Portal:  This utility functions as the student’s official record of enrollment and attendance at CHC.  Functions include, but are not limited to, accessing semester course schedules (including classroom assignments) and grade reports,  online course registration (certain programs excluded), access to unofficial transcripts, and student financial account access.

CHC Webmail:  This utility functions as the student’s institutional email account.  It is a CHC School of Graduate Studies policy that every student be assigned a CHC email account.  It is the student’s responsibility to check this account.  Updates, reminders, newsletters, and other information will be sent out to SGS students via their CHC email addresses only.  Instructions are available to set up an automatic forwarding feature to the student’s personal email account.

Blackboard:  This utility functions as a learning management tool for SGS students. Not all courses and/or instructors decide to utilize it.  Students should consult with the instructors to see if it is being utilized.  It is the instructor’s responsibility to enroll their students in their course shells on Blackboard.

 

**Please note that your MyCHC Portal and CHC Webmail accounts are connected, so if you change your password for MyCHC Portal, your CHC Webmail account will also be changed and vice versa. You can also use this username and password to access any of the designated computers on campus. Blackboard is a separate entity, and changing Webmail/MyCHC Portal password will not affect Blackboard and vice versa. Please use the SGS Technology Account Instructions (link to Technology Slides) to help navigate your SGS Technology Accounts once they are assigned.

**Please see the SGS Technology Account Instructions for help with navigating your accounts.

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL FORMS

All forms that you will need are found on the Registrar's page. (please note deadlines and signature requirements).

NEWS AND UPDATES FROM THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

A weekly email, entitled News & Updates from the School of Graduate Studies is sent out every Friday to your CHC email account. Updates, reminders, and other information is sent out in these emails. It is strongly encouraged that you check your CHC email on a regular basis and read this weekly email to stay abreast as to what is happening in the School of Graduate Studies. APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Matriculated students are eligible to apply for financial aid. Non/Pre-Matriculating students are NOT eligible for Financial Aid. However, if you plan on using Financial Aid if and when you are formally accepted, you will need to file a FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) before you can register using financial aid. Full-time status for graduate students is nine credits, but financial aid is available for part-time students taking 4.5 credits or more each term. Some certificate/certification programs are not eligible for federal aid.

Contact the Financial Aid Office with further questions and concerns at  FinancialAid@chc.edu or by calling 215-248-7182. The financial aid office is located on the first floor of St. Joseph Hall.  

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Matriculated students are eligible to apply for financial aid. Non/Pre-Matriculating students are NOT eligible for Financial Aid. However, if you plan on using Financial Aid if and when you are formally accepted, you will need to file a FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) before you can register using financial aid. Full-time status for graduate students is nine credits, but financial aid is available for part-time students taking 4.5 credits or more each term. Some certificate/certification programs are not eligible for federal aid.

Contact the Financial Aid Office with further questions and concerns at  FinancialAid@chc.edu or by calling 215-248-7182. The financial aid office is located on the first floor of St. Joseph Hall. 

CHC ID CARD

All CHC students are required to carry a valid photo identification card for use of the college library, for admission to campus buildings and events, and for presentation upon request of a college official or security at any time. Also, you will need your CHC ID card to sell used books back to the bookstore. During the first week of the term, security staff will be located in Fontbonne Hall (Basement Level) to create your photo ID, which you must carry with you whenever you are on campus. Please bring your college ID number with you; the security guard will need it to process your ID card. We will notify you of these times via your CHC email. You may email gradschool@chc.eduto inquire as to your CHC ID number. 

CLASSROOM INFORMATION

Buildings may be abbreviated in the following way on schedules and course listings: 

Fournier Hall - FR 
Logue Library - LL 
Martino Hall – MH 
St. Joseph Hall - SJ 

You will obtain your classroom assignments via your course schedule, which is available for you on the My.CHC Portal. For your convenience and reference, an updated list of classroom assignments is also available at the Security Desk in Fournier Hall, and at the Security Desk in the Lower Level of St. Joseph Hall.

ENROLLMENT FEE (formally Matriculation fee)

This a one-time administrative fee charged to all new students when enrolling for their first graduate course, regardless of matriculation status. The fee is $225.

PARKING PERMIT

Every academic year (fall through summer), parking permits are available for purchase online. Click here for further application instruction. Permits cost $145.95 per year; (please note this includes the permit, a transaction fee and shipping & handling). For Vehicle Registration guidelines and information, see the SGS Parking Information page. Please direct any further questions/concerns to parking@chc.edu. Please be prepared with your ID number, vehicle make and model, and your license plate number. 

 
SCHOOL CLOSURE/EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

School closure information can be found on our website and at www.kyw1060.com. The School of Graduate Studies’ number is KYW 2155. An announcement will also be recorded on our graduate office number, 215.248.7170. 

We strongly encourage you to sign up for the school’s Emergency Notification System, E2 Campus. This service provides the opportunity for the College to send emergency announcements via text message, e-mail and telephone voicemail in the event of a College emergency or cancellation of classes due to weather. The College is providing this service at no cost to you. Please contact your cellular provider about voice or text fees that may apply.

SYALLABI

We strongly encourage you to keep your syllabus for every course you take here at CHC. If you decide to apply for a doctoral program and/or to pursue state licensure, you may need to provide your syllabi and course descriptions. 

CHC BOOKSTORE

The CHC Bookstore is located in the basement of St. Joseph’s Hall. You may access it online, here. Make certain to order the correct edition of the required text for your particular course section if you are purchasing books from an alternate source. Check return policies in advance. 

STUDENT SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Chestnut Hill College’s School of Graduate Studies is dedicated to providing a supportive atmosphere of academic excellence for all graduate students. This is precisely why the School of Graduate Studies recognizes the need to provide another crucial element for student success and satisfaction: quality of life. There are a number of facilities and resources on campus for students: the Bookstore, Academic Computer Center, Dining Hall, McCaffery Lounge, Griffins Den, Logue Library, and our Fitness and Recreation Center. For more detailed descriptions of the services and facilities offered, please visit out Student Information webpage.  

Please refer to the SGS Orientation Slides  as you continue to navigate your first semester and beyond.

 

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