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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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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 2024 Nov 1 2023 December 22, 2024
Summer 2024 May 1 2024 May 13, 2024
Fall 2024 December 1 2023 August 12, 2024

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.

Student Admissions and Recruitment

Chicago State University strives to ensure appropriate conduct in its recruitment and admission of students. In addressing ethical recruiting and admissions practices, the University adheres to both the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission Code of Ethics and Professional Practices and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Principles of Professional Ethics and Practice in Academics and Enrollment Services.

The University takes responsibility for the University's actions to be in accordance with the NACAC and AACRAO standards, including the actions of all University departments/offices, as well as agents, consulting firms, vendors, and others who act on behalf of the University.

CSU refrains from providing high-pressure recruitment tactics and any commission, bonus, or other incentives payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.