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..
- 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
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.
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.
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.