Graduate Forms

Name of Form Purpose of Form
Graduate AdmissionDegree or graduate certificate programs
Graduate-at-LargeNon degree students for personal/professional development.
Grad-at-Large HandbookNon degree student's handbook
Readmission Application Returning students who have not enrolled for 2 years or more.
Graduation Application Request for a degree audit.
Diploma Reorder FormReplacement of original diploma.
Supplemental Packets/Forms
Name of FormPurpose of Form
International StudentsFinancial, sponsorship and personal data forms.
TOEFL/IELTS Waiver ApplicationRequest for waiver of English language test requirement if specified qualifications are met
Counseling Recommendation
Clinical Mental Health Brochure
School Counseling Brochure
Recommendation (print 2)
Principal Preparation RecommendationRecommendation (print 2)
Higher Education AdministrationRecommendation (print 2)
Instructional FoundationsRecommendation (print 2)
Social Work Only
Post MSW Professional Educator License (PEL) Only
Supplemental Packets & Letters of Recommendation
Public HealthRecommendation (print 3)
NursingRecommendation (print 3)
Processing Programs
Name of FormPurpose of Form
Transfer Credit ApprovalRequest to take non CSU courses toward the degree program.
Extension of ProgramRequest 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 CompletionForms and information for review by Graduate/Professional Studies
Graduate Student PetitionRequest 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..

Options to pay the application fee:

  • Please submit online payment via credit card through our secure online payment website. Note, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By calling the Cashiers 773-995-2029 to pay by phone.
  • If you cannot pay your fee via credit/debit card mail check or money order to:

Chicago State University
Graduate Admissions
9501 S King Dr. ADM 200
Chicago, IL 60628

Be cautious and do not make payment more than once, as no refunds will be issued.

Once we receive your online payment, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a fee payment code. Please fill in your payment confirmation code on your Signature Page in the space provided.

Please note, applications will not be processed without payment.

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.