Academic Catalog


It is strongly recommended that completed applications, along with any supporting materials for admission, be submitted as early as possible. Prospective students are required to complete an application for admission and interview with a Chamberlain admission representative in order to initiate the admission process. Chamberlain does not provide visa services for international students.

Each applicant must provide proof of graduation of the degree required for admission prior to the session start date or as stipulated by the program. Any documents, including transcripts, used to make an acceptance decision must be official. When all admission requirements are fulfilled, applicants are notified in writing of their acceptance status to a specific Chamberlain program. Failure to disclose attendance at other colleges/universities is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal.

Note: Chamberlain does not accept Ability to Benefit students.

Provisional Acceptance

Applicants who meet all program admission requirements, but who have a CGPA for the post-secondary degree that falls within the range for provisional as defined in the graduate admission requirements section of the catalog, may be granted provisional acceptance. Not all programs grant provisional acceptance. Provisionally accepted students are considered a regular student and will be placed on academic warning. See the Academic Warning sections for additional information.

Conditional Acceptance

If requirements are pending program conferral or pending final grades from Chamberlain University at the time of application, students may be conditionally accepted into another Chamberlain program. To be eligible for acceptance into a Chamberlain program, all admission requirements must be satisfied. See the Applying for Admission section of this catalog for program specific admission criteria. 

Conditionally accepted students are not considered a regular student and enrollment will not be final until all conditions are satisfied. Students will be notified in writing of the conditions of their enrollment and the deadline to meet the requirements. Students must satisfactorily meet all requirements as a condition of matriculation into the degree program. Students who do not meet this deadline will be dropped from all enrolled courses and tuition will be reversed. Upon receipt of missing requirements, students may re-enroll for a future session subject to admission requirements at the time of re-entry.

Conditionally accepted students are not eligible for Title IV Federal Student Aid. During the conditional period, students are not permitted to enroll in a clinical, practicum or fieldwork courses. If conditionally accepted students using third party benefits (company reimbursement, military or veteran benefits, etc.) are not accepted to the program, they will be responsible for repaying any benefits paid to them based on enrollment certifications while conditionally accepted. If Chamberlain final grades or program conferral are satisfied by Friday of Week 3 of their first session of enrollment, the student will be granted admission to the program and the student may be eligible for Federal Aid, retroactive to the start of the session. If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If the conditionally accepted student violates any Chamberlain academic policies or documentation is not received by the deadline, the student will be dropped from the course(s) and tuition will be reversed.

Employer Waivers

Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must obtain an approved waiver from their employer in accordance with 38 U.S.C. § 3683. The conflicts of interest provisions identified in 38 U.S.C. 3683 and 38 C. F. R. § 21.4005 prohibit VA employees and officers from receiving instruction from a for-profit educational institution under a VA administered education benefits program. Accordingly, all VA employees and officers will be required to obtain and provide proof of a waiver in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 3683(d) and 38 C. F. R. § 21.4005(b) prior to enrollment.