Admitted Students Checklist

checklistThis checklist is for admitted students. Please don't hesitate to contact us ( if you have any questions!

Confirm your enrollment here.

Questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (773) 995-2513 or Toll free at 1-800-278-3011.

All First time Students must first

Step A: Enter your CSU ID (it is your nine-digit CSU identification number), Birth Date, and Last Name. Click Next.

Step B: Read the policy "Responsible & Ethical use of Computing Resources" accept the terms and then click Next.

Step C: Enter your alternate contact information. This is the method the system will use to contact you


If you forget your password, you have the option to reset your password via a text message or an email to an alternative email account. The mobile phone number and email address provided here can be used when you request a reset of a forgotten password (This is OPTIONAL).

If you do not wish to provide a mobile phone number and/or an alternate email address, leave the field or fields blank. You will still be able to use security questions to recover your account if you forget your password.

Step D: Select and answer your security questions, whcih can be used to reset your password.

Step E: Enter and confirm your password. Then click next.

Step F: Your Activation is Complete. Please print this page for your records. You will need to remember your account user id and your newly created password to access your email, Moodle, and active directory account.


You have successfully completed the account activation process. Your CSU user id and your email address will display on this page. Please write down this information for your records.

Timeline :New students should complete this step upon admission to the university.

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), after October 1st. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first served basis, so file ASAP.

Have you applied for financial aid?

If no, apply on-line at , or contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

If yes, be sure to check the e-mail address you used on the FAFSA application for financial aid updates.

You may also check with your academic college for additional scholarship opportunities.

Priority consideration for merit-based scholarships is based upon completing the FAFSA by February 1. You may complete your FAFSA after February 1; however, funding may be limited.(U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

Visit our Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA) web page for additional information.

STILL NEED HELP applying for Financial Aid at Chicago State University?

Please contact Financial Aid at ( ) for assistance and/or additional information. CSU’s federal code is 001694.

This 1-2 hour pre-orientation workshop will guide you through your pre-orientation checklist, but CSU staff are here to make sure you’re prepared for the first day of class
Contact Residence Hall management office at (773) 995-4543. After you confirm your enrollment, you will begin to take additional steps towards becoming a Cougar!

All newly admitted freshman students are required to take the placement exams prior registering for the semester. Placement exams should be taken upon being admitted to the university or as soon thereafter (If applicable).

The Office of Examinations runs the Examinations Testing Lab in Douglas Hall, Room 119. At the Examinations Testing Lab, new and current students can take placement exams as part of getting started with registration for required English composition and Math courses. You are encouraged to arrive no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled test time. Tests are also offered virtually. You must have a computer or laptop with a working camera and microphone to test virtually."

Please use our online registration form to make an appointment to take your placement exams. In an effort to observe social distancing, placement tests can be taken remotely.

Newly admitted freshmen are required to provide their final Official High School transcript with school seal and graduation to the Office of Admissions.

Students can request ACT or SAT official scores to be sent to Chicago State University – code 0992 by contacting the below agencies:

If you attended a community college or earned college credits during high school, please arrange for that college to send an official transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by July 1.

CSU accepts the following types of course credit:

  1. Advanced Placement (AP)
  2. International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma and certificates
  3. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  4. Dual Credit
  5. State Seal of Biliteracy

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit is generally accepted if you meet the required minimum score for each exam. Detailed information on each of these credits may be found here. Contact each organization to learn how to send your scores to Chicago State University:

  1. Advanced Placement (AP) - Have the College Board send your scores directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  2. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)– Have College Board send your scores directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. International Baccalaureate (IB) - Have the International Baccalaureate send your scores directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  4. State Seal of Biliteracy- Have the state seal of biliteracy document(s) sent to the Office of Records and Registration, Academic Evaluations and Advisement.

Office of Records and Registration

Academic Evaluations and Advisement ADM 128

Chicago State University

9501 S. King Drive

Chicago, IL 60628

New students should complete this step after high school graduation, no later than July 1.

Immunizations are a state law requirement and failure to comply will result in academic withdrawal. Prior to registration, you are required to provide proof of immunization compliance. All enrolled students who attend classes on campus must provide documentation of immunizations.

Complete the Student Immunization Record (pdf) form and send it to:

Chicago State University

Wellness Center Cook Administration Building/ Room 131

9501 S. King Drive

Chicago, IL 60628

Illinois high school health records are acceptable if they contain information as specified in the following standards and are properly certified (all information must be written in English):

  1. All dates in a series of immunizations must be included.
  2. All dates must include month, day and year.
  3. A physician, school/college/university health service registered nurse or Illinois Department of Public Health official must certify all dates by signature and include address.
  4. Any laboratory or radiological (x-ray) evidence must be accompanied by a copy of the report showing the student's name and dates.

Only the following exemptions will be accepted and statements must accompany the Certificate of Immunity form:

  1. Medical contraindications - A written, signed and dated statement from a physician stating the specific vaccine(s) contraindicated and duration of the medical condition that contraindicates the vaccine(s).
  2. Pregnancy or suspected pregnancy - A signed agreement from a physician stating the student is pregnant or pregnancy is suspected (give expected date of delivery). After delivery, the student must then comply with the provisions of this policy as directed by her physician.
  3. Religion exemption - Those claiming exemptions for religious reasons must file Form B-114 (obtained from the Wellness Center) along with a letter on official church stationary and signed by the religious administrator.

Students should contact the Wellness Center, located in Room 131, Cook Administration Building, or call (773) 995-2010 for further information on how to satisfy State of Illinois immunization requirements.

  • Meet with your advisor to create your degree plan and obtain your registration pin number
  • Register for classes via Cougar Connect
  • Obtain Parking pass if you are commuting
  • Confirm all expenses (Cougar Connect)
  • Obtain a university ID (Cook  Administration Building room 130)
  • Get all educational materials (books, calculators, etc)
  • Start your course work

*If you are a Veteran, there are some additional requirements in order to confirm enrollment and obtain benefits. Please contact Veterans Affairs for details 


Important Contacts 

Department Phone
Academic Advising

(773) 995-4533


(773) 995-2513


Abilities Office (773) 821-4401
Bursar (773) 995-2470
Examinations (773) 995-5420
Financial Aid

(773) 995-2304


Global Engagement Office (773) 995-2582
Honors College (773) 995-3801
Housing (773) 995-4543
Parking (773) 995-2141
Records & Registration

(773) 995-2517

(855) 390-5136

Veteran Affairs (773) 995-3549

Wellness Health Center

(Immunizations/Student Insurance)

(773) 995-2010