Policies and Procedures

The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the official university distribution point for all academic policies and procedures.  Memoranda, forms, policy statements and other communications are used to distribute all policies and other information that must reach administrators, faculty and staff, and students across the University.  For more information about any of the policies listed below, please contact the Provost's Office.

Effective Date
Category
Subject
Policy Statement/ Language
Fall 2011 Catalog Term All BOG Students BOG students who interrupt their residency on campus for five or more years must reapply and be readmitted to under the catalog in force at the time or their readmittance. 
Fall 2010 ADA Compliance All students Petitions by students based on circumstances that could constitute a request for an academic adjustment or modification on the basis of a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 will be referred to and processed by the Abilities Office for Disability Services.
Fall 2010 Graduation Requirements Undergraduate Students Effective Fall 2010, all undergraduate students who enroll fall 2010 or thereafter and who graduate in Spring 2015 or thereafter will be required to complete a Senior Thesis (project/ research  paper) as defined by the student’s program of study to satisfy one of the culminating university requirements for graduation.
Spring 2010 Graduation Requirements All Students The mathematics placement examinations are removed from the list of graduation requirements. 
Fall 2009 Admission Requirements Board of Governors Program All students, including Board of Governors students, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be admitted to Chicago State University.
Fall 2008 Graduation Requirements Examination Policy Students are no longer required to take and pass the state and federal constitution examinations as part of their graduation requirements.
Fall 2008 General Education Interdisciplinary course Students whose majors are in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete one interdisciplinary course.
Fall 2008 General Education Pre- baccalaureate degrees Any student who transfers to CSU with an Associate or Arts or an Associate of Science Degree will be deemed to have completed ALL University general education requirements including those University requirements which exceed the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum.  This policy will not override the requirements of any College, Department, Program or Major.

Any student who transfers to CSU WITHOUT an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science Degree, but with 75 or more credit hours and has completed the Illinois GECC requirements BEFORE transferring, will be deemed to have completed all University general education requirements including those University requirements which exceed the Ilinois General Education Core Curriculum.  This policy will not override the requirements any College, Department, Program or Major.

Any student who transfers to Chicago State University with an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science Degree will not be required to take proficiency examinations in English, Mathematics, or Reading.  However, if individual courses in specific majors require a passing score on a proficiency examination as a prerequisite, all students, including transfer students, must satisfy the prerequisite by taking the proficiency examination.

Fall 2008 General Education Exception to Foreign Language Board of Governors students may substitute a computer science or technology course related to the student's concentration and a speech course to satisfy the 6-hour foreign language requirement.
Fall 2008 Degree Requirements Exception for Military Personnel Active duty Military Personnel may complete the 30 hour residency requirement at any time during their academic program, if all such courses counted toward the completion of the 30 hours be upper division level.
Fall 2007 General Education Critical Thinking Course All CSU students are required to complete a Critical Thinking course and a Diversity course.  These courses are embedded in the curriculum, so that a course may be used to fulfill BOTh a general education social sciences course requirement, for example, AND the diversity requirement.
Fall 2007 General Education Foreign Language Policy All students entering fall of 2002 or later must demonstrate a level of proficiency in a single language other than English in order to be eligible for graduation.  Returning students who have been out for two or more long terms are also subject to the language requirement.  Please view the attached document for additional means by which this requirements may be satisfied.
Fall 2006 Admission Requirements No individual grades of D No individual grades of D will be accepted in transfer.  Grades of D earned by students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will be accepted as part of the degree. ( Individual departments or majors, however, may not accept D's for courses required for the major.)