Freshman Admisisons
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All post-secondary coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who earned an Associate degree or have more than 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of earned college-level coursework must submit the following supporting documents:

  • Official College transcript (s) from each college or university attended 


Applicants with less than 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of earned college-level coursework must additionally submit:

  • Official High School transcript with graduation date, or GED test results, or home-schooled portfolio
  • Official ACT or SAT score
Terms Priority Deadline* Admissions Deadline
Spring 2021 November 25 2020 January 6, 2021
Summer 2021 May 1, 2020 May 15, 2021
Fall 2021 March 15, 2021 August 13, 2021
*Completing the application by the Priority Deadline Date guarantees your application is considered for an early decision and merit scholarship opportunities.


Scholarships for our Transfer Students

We are excited to announce our new Transfer Student Scholarship opportunities for first-time transfer students.

To be considered for our scholarships, students must:

  • Apply to Chicago State University
  • Be an admitted, first-time transfer student
  • Complete a FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility
  • Meet scholarship GPA requirements

You will automatically be considered for these scholarships as long as you have applied to CSU and all official documents have been received by June 15th, 2021.  You also must accept your award by July 1st, 2021.

Scholarship GPA Award
Board of Trustees 4.0+ Full Tuition, Fee's, Room & Board
Presidential 3.75+ $13,906
Provost 3.5+ $3,000
Dean's 2.75+ $1,500
University Varies $1,000
Cougar Commitment Varies $250

If you are interested in more scholarships visit our "Transfer Scholarship Opportunities" blog here.

If you have questions on any of these scholarships please feel free to contact The Undergraduate Admissions at or give us a call at (773) 995-2513