Yes, we do accept dual enrollment credits on a case-by-case basis. Evaluations of these credits are done by the registrar.
What if I don’t know what I want to major in?
We have many students come in undecided each year. Your freshman year will consist mainly of introductory courses that help you get to know professors and find an area you might be interested in. Our Career Development office is also available to help you decide. We do recommend deciding on a major by the beginning of sophomore year so that you are able to complete required courses and finish your degree in four years.
Should I take the SAT or the ACT? Or both?
We accept both the SAT and ACT and have no preference over either one. If you take both, or take them more than once, we will use the highest score submitted.
How important are extracurricular activities and community service on the application?
At CHC, we are looking for students who contribute to our community both academically and socially. Many of our current students are involved in several extracurricular activities and community service, so we believe the students with prior experience will make a smoother transition into their college life. These activities are not required, but will help us discover who you are as a student.
Does it matter if I went to a private or a public high school?
No, we accept students from both private and public high schools.
What is the difference between a private and public institution?
The primary difference between a private and public college or university is the funding that the institution receives. For CHC, being a private college means that we are able to keep our class sizes very small and our student body very involved. We are able to focus on each and every student individually, ranging from the day the application is submitted to the day they receive their diploma. We are also able to offer students very competitive merit awards and financial aid packages due to our private status.
Am I able to meet with a professor when visiting campus?
Yes, if you would like to meet with a professor during your visit, please let us know beforehand so we can see whether or not they will be available.
I took a college course while in high school, will CHC accept those credits?
Yes, CHC will accept any college course credits that were taken during high school as long as the course is level 101 or above and a grade of C or better was earned. All transcripts must be submitted to the registrar in order for credit to be received.
When is the deadline to have my application completed?
We have rolling admissions at CHC meaning you can apply at any time. We do suggest applying in the fall of your senior year so that you have time to focus on financial aid in the spring.
How long will it take for me to receive my admissions decision?
Typically, you will receive a decision at a minimum two weeks of submitting your complete application.
What do I need to complete my application?
In order to complete your application, we need your high school transcript and SAT or ACT score report. Some recommended, but not required, materials include a personal essay, letters of recommendation, and/or a resume.
Yes, AP credits are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Each department has different requirements for accepting credits. In most cases, a score of 3 or higher will earn you an elective credit and score of 4 or higher will fulfill the course requirement. For more information regarding what AP credits will transfer, please contact your admissions counselor.
What are the average SAT scores, ACT scores and GPA for admission into CHC?
The average GPA of last year’s incoming class was between a 3.0 and 3.2. The average SAT was between a 1000 and 1100 on the Critical Reading and Math sections combined. The average ACT score was a 22.