High School/Dual Enrollment

If you are a junior or senior in high school looking to earn college credits, you may be eligible to enroll in classes at Chicago State University.

Admission Requirements – Dual Enrollment for High School Students 

Requirements for Enrollment 

If you are a student currently enrolled in CSU's Dual Enrollment program and wish to return for another semester, you must:

  • Meet the minimum dual enrollment admissions criteria. 
  • Schedule an appointment with the CSU Dual Enrollment Coordinator.
  • Submit the following to the CSU Dual Enrollment Coordinator - Dr. Frank McKnight, (773)995-2047, Academic Support, Student Union Building, Room 158:


  • Chicago State University has been approved by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for CPS School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP).
  • Students interested in enrolling in Biology courses should have successfully completed one-year of high school biology with a grade of C or better.
  • Students interested in enrolling in English or Spanish should have successfully completed at least two-years of English and/or Spanish with a grade of C or better.

Course Load 

If accepted, a student may enroll in a maximum of two (2) courses or up to six-semester hours each term and may complete a total of thirty-six (36) semester hours over a two-year period (fall/spring/summer).

Application Deadline

Term Application Deadline
Fall May 1
Spring November 1
Summer April 1


Guidelines for Registering for Classes 

Students approved to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program will work closely with the Office of Academic Support.  He or she will ensure appropriate course selection and will guide students through the registration and start of term process.  Students are only permitted to enroll in courses approved by the university for the dual enrollment program.  Any exceptions will require the written consent of the Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic and Student Affairs. 

Eligibility for Continued Enrollment

A student must successfully complete the term earning a grade of C or better in all coursework to be eligible for continued enrollment.   A term or cumulative grade point average that falls below a 2.0 may result in dismissal from the program.  Students may withdraw from a course within the designated time frame with the approval of the high school counselor/school designee and the Coordinator for Student Success.

Student Rights and Responsibilities 

During the semester in which a high school student is enrolled at Chicago State University, he or she will be held to the same rules as Chicago State University students including, but not limited to, academic standards and progress and academic integrity. Please see the Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog for details. 

Tuition and Fees

  • The tuition for dual-enrollment is $(150) per credit hour.
  • The state/school district will be billed by the University.
  • If the state or school district is not responsible for the charges, the balance will be billed to the parent or guardian.

Note: Dual enrolled students do not qualify for financial aid 

Chicago State University will identify peer coaches within each course and we embed tutors within courses where high school students are enrolled. Tutoring will be available before or after class and then other times by appointment. All students will be monitored through our Office of Academic Support to track attendance and monitor progress. 


If you have questions, please contact Dr. Frank McKnight, (773)995-2047, Academic Support, Student Union Building, Room 158 or Dr. Aleshia Terry, (773)995-2402, Academic Affairs, Cook Administration 306.