FAQ - Prospective Students

Q: I am a High School senior, how can I apply to your University?

A. First-time freshman applicants may complete the Common Application (commonapp.org) or the CSU online application.

Q: Does your university accept transfer students?

A: Yes. Chicago State University has friendly transfer admission policies. Transferring students would complete the CSU online application. Up to 66 semester credits may be accepted from 2-year colleges and up to 88 semester credits from 4-year or a combination of 4-year and 2-year schools.

Q: Is there an application fee?

A: There is a $25 application processing fee. Students who receive free or reduced lunch are entitled to a fee waiver. Transfer students and adults also may qualify based on results from their FAFSA showing a zero estimated family contribution. Fees are also waived at any on-site admissions event or an on-campus recruitment program including Fall and/or Spring Open Houses.

Q: How soon after I apply would I find out if I have been admitted?

A: Decisions are made continuously as an applicant’s file is completed. Students may check the status of their application by phoning the Admissions Office at 773-995-2513 or email us at ug-admissions@csu.edu. Students applying through the Chicago State University on-line application will be able to see their progress toward completion in the system.

Q: Does Chicago State University Offer Financial Aid and Scholarships?

A: Yes. Students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA) and list our school code of 001694 to receive their information so that a determination of eligibility for financial aid awards from CSU, the federal government and, if application the State of Illinois.

Q: Can I reach anyone in the Admissions Office if I have more questions?

A: Yes. You can reach our Admissions Office and any staff member who will be more than happy to assist you at 773-995-2513 or by emailing ug-admissions@csu.edu.