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Apply for an Undergraduate Program 

Undergraduate programs are for students have a high school diploma (or GED) and do not yet have a college degree. This can include students seeking a second bachelor's degree! Chicago State University is ready to help you achieve your career goals! Wondering which application to use? Choose whichever is easiest for you. The best part—Chicago State University has no application fee!

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Deadlines

The completed application and all supporting documents must be on file in the Office of Admissions by the dates listed below. However, early application is strongly recommended. Completing the application by the Priority Deadline Date guarantees your application is considered for an early decision and merit scholarship opportunities.

Term Priority Deadline Regular Admissions Deadline
Spring 2023 Nov 1 2022 Jan 13, 2023
Summer 2023 May 1 2022 May 26, 2023
Fall 2023 December 1 2022 August 18, 2023

Use of your Social Security Number

Your social security number is not required for admission to CSU; 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.

Applying as a Non-U.S. Citizen

Non-U.S. Citizens that currently have permanent residents status must do the following:

  • Attach a copy of both sides of their Permanent Resident registration card to this application
  • Review admissions criteria regarding freshman and transfer applicants.
  • Submit the documentation of any secondary or post-secondary institutions they have attended. Documents should be original or true copies of records. If the records are in a language other than English, then a certified translation is also required.
  • Credentials from all secondary schools should be submitted with a certified detailed evaluation from a nationally known credentials evaluator. See the International page for further information.

International applicants that are applying as freshmen or transfer students, should review the requirements and instructions on the International Applicants page before starting the application process.

Undergraduate Application Requirements

There are different application requirements for different types of undergraduate students. Choose from the options below. If you are looking for graduate requirements, go directly to the Graduate School application.