Chicago State University operates all of its activities and provides all benefits
to students and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion national
origin or sex. The University does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in admission
or access to its programs.
- Admission to the University does not imply admission to a particular program. Colleges
and departments may have additional requirements.
- A $25.00 Non-Refundable fee for admission (check or money order only) must be submitted
with the domestic application.
- A $100.00 Non-Refundable fee for admission (check or money order only) must be submitted
with the International admission application.
- Applicants with fee waivers will be assessed a processing fee of $25.00 upon enrollment.
- This application and fee is only valid for the semester that you indicate. However,
you may defer the application and fee for one time only by notifying the Office of
Admissions in writing four weeks prior to the opening day of the semester that is
indicated on your initial application. Otherwise, a new application and fee will be
- All applications and documents will be retained for one year from the semester for
which you applied, after which time applications and documents will be discarded if
the applicant has not enrolled at the university or deferred the application to a
- Some programs require students to participate in the University Assessment Program
in English, Mathematics, and Reading.
- A completed CSU Application
- Official Transcript from all High Schools
- Personal Essay
- Secondary School Report
- ACT/SAT scores
- A $25.00 application fee
*Some freshmen may be required to submit writing samples, letters of recommendation
and/or interview with our Academic Support Staff.
- A completed CSU Application
- Official transcript(s) from each College/Universities attended
- A $25 application fee
Applicants with 24 or more college-level semester hours must have a cumulative grade
point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale based on ALL college-level work attempted.
Applicants with fewer than the required number of hours of earned credit must have
at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale based on all college-level work
attempted, a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from the last institution attended, and meet the freshmen
Use of your Social Security Number (SSN): Your social security number is not required
for admission to the university; however, by providing it, you will help us to match
your application materials and is required if you are applying for federal financial
aid (FAFSA). The university is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality
of student records and will not disclose your SSN without your consent for any purpose
except as allowed by law.
- Permanent residents must attach a copy of both sides of their Permanent Resident registration
card to this application.
- Permanent residents should review admissions criteria regarding freshman and transfer applicants.
- Permanent residents who have attended secondary or post secondary institutions outside
the U.S. must submit the documentation that is indicated below:
Original or true copies of all secondary and post secondary educational records. All
documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation
and credentials from all secondary schools attended abroad must be accompanied by
a certified detailed evaluation from a nationally known credentials evaluator. See
the International page for further information.