Can I work full-time while completing the graduate programs?
Yes, the majority of our students work full-time. Our program is fully online and can be completed by students at anytime or anywhere. It is important for our students to be flexible and possess strong time management skills.
Is Financial Aid available for graduate students?
Federal financial aid is available for most fully accepted (matriculated) graduate students. Accepted students must be registered for two courses to qualify for financial aid. More information about financial aid can be found at www.chc.edu/financial-services. We also offer a limited number of graduate assistantships. CHC alumni, full-time teachers, and other students may be eligible for tuition discounts. For more information about assistantships and discounts, please click here .
What is the average class size?
There are usually between 10-15 students in a class. You will get to know your peers and professors well at CHC. CHC prefers small classes sized so that instructors can give each student personalized attention.
When can I start?
Students taking 501/502 can start in Summer or Fall semesters. Students with a Computer Science or Information Technology education or background would be starting with 601/602 in either Fall or Spring.
When are applications due?
The application submission guidelines are November 1st for the Spring semester, April 1st for the Summer semester, and July 1st for the Fall semester. Please note we will accept and process admission materials after these dates.
Do you offer graduate housing?
We do not currently have graduate housing available, but there are many options in the area. The Philadelphia neighborhoods of Chestnut Hill, Roxborough, Manayunk, and Mount Airy are all within a 10-20 minute drive or public transportation and some locations are also within walking distance. Additionally, the College is very accessible from suburban areas (e.g. Flourtown, Plymouth Meeting, Lafayette Hill, Wyndmoor, and Erdenheim).
Is your campus accessible via public transportation?
Yes. Our Main campus in Philadelphia is located less than two miles away from the Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Lines. Shuttle service is provided from the train stations to campus. Additionally, the SEPTA bus lines frequently stop directly across the street from the main entrance to our campus.