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Graduate Forms

Applications
Name of Form Purpose of Form
Graduate Admission Degree or graduate certificate programs
Graduate-at-Large Non degree students for personal/professional development.
Readmission Application Returning students who have not enrolled for 2 years or more.
Graduation Application Request for a degree audit.
Diploma Reorder Form Replacement of original diploma.
Supplemental Packets/Forms
Name of Form Purpose of Form
International Students Financial, sponsorship and personal data forms.
TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Application Request for waiver of English language test requirement if specified qualifications are met
Counseling Recommendation Recommendation (print 2)
Principal Preparation Recommendation Recommendation (print 2)
Higher Education Administration Recommendation (print 2)
Instructional Foundations Recommendation (print 2)
Social Work Only Supplemental Packets & Letters of Recommendation
Public Health Recommendation (print 3)
Nursing Recommendation (print 3)
Processing Programs
Name of Form Purpose of Form
Transfer Credit Approval Request to take non CSU courses toward the degree program.
Extension of Program Request for one year extension after time limit expiration.
Change of Status Change of Program & Concentration Conditionally admitted to full or regular admission without restrictions.
Thesis/Dissertation Completion Forms and information for review by Graduate/Professional Studies
Graduate Student Petition Request for policy exceptions, extensions or redress.

Graduate Admission

Prospective students who wish to enroll at Chicago State University by taking a few graduate level courses before committing to a degree program, should apply for admission to CSU as a graduate-at-large student.

To apply, submit the one-page application and proof of a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. This proof can be a copy of the diploma or final transcript. However, it is advised that students who wish to enroll in graduate courses do bring a photocopy of their transcripts for prerequisite verification. Applicants must pay an application-processing fee of $30 for domestic student's, and $100 for international student's..

Admission/Registration Restrictions

Graduate-at-large students are ineligible for any form of financial assistance. There are restrictions on both the age and the number of credits (12 credit hours) earned in graduate-at-large status that may be later accepted in a degree program. Students who plan to apply to a degree program in the near future, should obtain course approval from the department supervising the prospective program. A copy of theGraduate Student Catalog should be obtained for official information.

Visiting/Summer School Students

During the summer months students admitted to institutions other than CSU may attend as summer only graduate students. Summer non degree students complete a short application process and present proof of degree.