Want to Register?

What's Preventing You from Completing Your Registration? (pdf)

Review this important information for assistance in completing your registration activities.

Five Stoppers Before Getting Started

Five things that will stop you from registering for classes:

  • Your SAP compliance status
  • Failure to take sexual assault prevention training
  • Low GPA
  • Clearing up your debt with CSU
  • Immunization holds

You still have time to get the help, tutoring or resources you need. Step into the registrar’s office, or check with your advisor or the Wellness Center to clear up any concerns you may have.

Want to register?  Here's how!


Before registering, the student must be admitted to Chicago State University.

New undergraduate students must contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Cook Administration Building, Room 126.

Telephone: (773) 995-2513.

Fax: (773) 995-3820

Graduate students must contact the School of Graduate and Professional Studies  Office of Graduate Studies.

Cook Administration Building, Room 308A.

Telephone: (773) 995-2404.

Fax: (773) 995-3671

Step One

After being formally admitted to the University, the student must contact the Office of Examinations to schedule placement examinations, Cook Administration Building, Room 200, telephone (773) 995-2481.

Select your classes with your academic advisor.  Degree seeking students wills receive a Registration Advising Pin (RAP) to register on the web during advisement.  If required, Undergraduate-at-large students will receive their RAP from the Office of the Registrar, ADM-128.  Graduate-at-large students will receive their RAP from Graduate Studies, Room 308A.

Step Two

Register for class at www.csu.edu.  Click on "Cougar Connect." Log in using your CSU email username and password. Then click the "Home" tab. Click "CSU X-PRESS Menu" during published web registration dates, published in the Class Schedule Bulletin or on the CSU website www.csu.edu.

Step Three

Make your payment on-line.  Click on Online Payment at the bottom of your Congratulations You have Completed your Registration! page.  To set up a payment plan, click on Tuition Payment. Financial Aid recipients must get a business receipt from the Cashier, ADM-211. Get a waiver from the Financial Aid Office, ADM-207.  Present the waiver at the Cashier, ADM-211.  Once you get a receipt from the Cashier your classes will not be dropped for non-payment whether you make a payment or not.  NOTE:  Students with tuition waivers or scholarships must follow the same procedures as financial aid recipients.

Step Four

All students must have a permanent Student Photo Identification Card.  A valid CSU I.D. card is required to use all university facilities, including the library and the computer laboratory.  Those who do not have a card must be photographed at the time of registration.  New students, students who have lost their I.D. cards, and students who have changed their names, must go to Cook Administration Building, Room 130 to receive an ID card.

Withdrawal/Dropping/Adding a Class

Students may drop classes in CSU X-Press via Cougar Connect up to and including the 100% refund date.  After the 100% refund date, students may drop or withdraw from classes by completing the Change of Schedule form.  The form, with appropriate signatures, must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by published deadline dates in order to prevent academic penalty.  Students will not be permitted to add classes after the registration period.  A drop/withdrawal from a course or courses is not complete until the Change of Schedule form is submitted and processed by a Records and Registration staff member.