Academic Progression Policy
Academic Skills Courses & Placement Assessment
Course Numbering System
Credit Hour Load
Undergraduate Incomplete Grade Policy
Sexual Assault Prevention Training
Undergraduate Repeat Policy
Withdrawal from the University
A student who has not successfully completed the academic skills requirements will
have hold(s) placed on his/her record that will remain until the specified requirements
have been met.
Freshmen: Once accepted for admission to Chicago State University, all freshmen must
take the University diagnostic examinations in English, mathematics, and reading by
the end of the first term in residence. All freshmen must either meet the minimal
requirements of the University diagnostic examinations or pass the appropriate academic
skills course, namely English 1230, Reading 1500, or Math 0990. To exit from these
courses, students must pass the appropriate examination.
Transfer Students: Transfer students who have not completed an associate’s degree
(A.A. degree or A.S. degree) must take proficiency examinations in English and reading.
Transfer students who transfer general education math courses with a C or better and
whose majors do not require additional mathematics courses do not have to take the
proficiency examination in mathematics.
Transfer students who do not transfer general education math or who are required by
their majors to take more math must take the proficiency examinations in mathematics.
Transfer students who have earned an associate's degree (A.A. degree or A.S. degree)
or who have completed sixty 60 hours or
more from a combination of two-year and four-year institutions, and who have completed
the Illinois General Education Core, are not required to take the proficiency examinations
in English, reading or math unless they are required as a prerequisites for other
Questions about the courses, the examinations, or preparation materials should be
addressed to the appropriate department chairperson:
||Dr. K. Attele
||Dr. R. Chierico
The University reserves the right to limit the size of classes and to cancel classes
for which there is insufficient enrollment. Class cancellations are usually made before
the first day of class for the term. If the class for which you are registered is
cancelled, you will automatically be dropped from the class. If you do not register
for an alternative class, a tuition refund will be processed to your account according
to the refund policy. Students receiving financial aid benefits may wish to consult
with their financial aid counselor concerning any award implications.
Students are expected to attend all class sessions in the course sections for which
they are registered unless prevented by illness, an official University activity,
or other urgent and unavoidable reasons. The responsibility for maintaining class
attendance records rests with each faculty member. Students are expected to consult
with instructors to complete class work and all assignments when
classes are missed.
The following is the university policy on class attendance:
• An instructor may drop students who do not attend the first day of class and make
no attempt to contact the instructor or department chairperson prior to the absence.
The instructor may report students who do not attend the first two weeks of class
without evidence of a legitimate excuse to the registrar who will drop the student
from the class.
• Instructors are required to monitor and keep records of the attendance of students
at all class meetings. If a student’s total absences are equal to or exceed the equivalent
of two weeks of instruction, the instructor may drop the student from the course with
a grade of W by February 14. See Withdrawal from the University for more information.
• To drop or withdraw from courses, the student must use the drop/ withdrawal form,
have an advisor sign it, and then submit the form to the Office of the Registrar.
• If a student stops attending a class but fails to officially withdraw from the
class before the drop/withdrawal date, the result may be a failing grade. Although
the instructor may drop a student
for poor attendance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to withdraw. See
Withdrawal from the University for more information.
• If a student stops attending a class but fails to officially withdraw from the
class before the drop/withdrawal date, the student is still responsible for the tuition
and fees assessed. See Spring 2012 Academic Calendar for drop/withdrawal deadline
Confirm your registration in each course by reviewing your class schedule on CSU X-Press.
If you are informed by the instructor and department representative that your name
does not appear on the official preliminary and/or subsequent class rosters, it is
your responsibility to investigate the matter immediately by contacting the Office
of Records and Registration, ADM 128, at 773-995- 2517.
The course numbering system has changed from the use of three-digit course numbers
to four-digit course numbers. For a full listing of the three-digit course numbers
and the equivalent four-digit course numbers, please check the Course Number Conversion Guide.
|0900 to 0999
|1000 to 1999
|2000 to 2999
|3000 to 3999
|4000 to 4999
|5000 to 5999
|6000 to 6999
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS -The maximum credit hour load for the Fall and Spring semesters is 16 credit hours.
Students whose CSU cumulative grade point average is 3.0 or better may register for
a program of 18 semester hours. Additional hours beyond sixteen 16 must be approved
by the department. The Office of the Registrar must record that approval in the system.
Although there is no minimum credit hour load for students, the following minimum
credit hour loads are recommended: Veterans receiving benefits under Public Law 89-358
(Veterans Readjustments Benefits Act of 1966) must carry 12 credit hours to be eligible
for full subsistence allowances during the fall and spring semesters. Students may
not be registered at other colleges without written permission from the Academic Evaluation
and Advisement Office, ADM 128. This permission MUST be obtained prior to registration
at either college.
F-1 international students must carry a minimum 12 hours during fall and spring terms
to maintain lawful F-1 student status in the United States.
GRADUATE STUDENTS – The maximum credit hour load of graduate courses is 12 hours in the Fall and Spring
semesters. Exceptions to the graduate course credit hour load may be made with the
approval of the graduate faculty advisor and/or the department chairperson and the
graduate dean. Students may not be registered at other colleges and universities without
approval of their advisor and the graduate dean. Permission must be obtained prior
to registration at either college.
F-1 international students must carry a minimum of 12 hours during Fall and Spring
terms to maintain lawful F-1 student status in the United States.
An undergraduate student may request a grade of Incomplete (I) in a non-academic
skills course if extraordinary and unavoidable circumstances have prevented completion
of the required course work. By requesting an Incomplete, the student agrees to complete
of the required course work in accordance to the Incomplete (I) Grade Request & Contract
form. If a student does not complete the course work by the specified date, the grade
if "I" will be replaced by the default grade as stated in the contract.
A request for a grade of Incomplete must be initiated by the student and submitted
in writing using the Incomplete (I) Grade Request & Contract form. The contract must
be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by May 15, 2012. Contracts submitted after
this deadline may not be processed and result in the default grade of F.
The Incomplete (I) Grade Request & Contract form can be obtained in the Office of
the Registrar, ADM 128. The form is also available online at www.csu.edu/RecordsandRegistration/
or at www.csu.edu/coursebulletin/ .
Students DO NOT have to re-register for a course for which they have a grade of incomplete
(I). If, after the incomplete contract has expired and/or a change of grade has been
issued to replace the "I", a student may register for the course again. See Repeat
Students must have a picture ID to take the placement assessment. The placement assessment
schedule is posted in the office as well as on the Examination Office web site www.csu.edu/examinations/.
Prerequisites are listed in the university catalog or on CSU’s web site at www.csu.edu/catalogs/. A student should not attempt to register for a course unless she/he meets the prerequisites,
if any, for the course. If a student does not meet the prerequisite for a course,
the student may be dropped from the course. Please consult with your academic advisor
about prerequisites for your courses.
All incoming students who entered CSU during the spring of 2009 or after are required
to complete the Student Success Sexual Assault Prevention Program online education
program. If you have a Sexual Assault hold (XS) on your account, you must complete
the online training program prior to registering for classes. It is critical that
you complete this program to avoid being blocked from registering for classes, requesting
transcripts, and viewing your grades on CSU X-Press.
1. The online program is available to you at this link:
https://studentsuccess.org/csu0911-sexualassault/index.php. . You may access this link from any computer with internet access.
2. Under "New Users" enter the following access code: 1190278.
3. Follow the instructions provided to take the program. You will be asked to input
an email address and password. Put in your CSU email address and your CSU password.
4. Completing the training requires successful completing of fourteen (14) modules.
You may stop and restart the program as many times as you want. You do not have to
complete the whole program in one sitting.
5. Present a copy of the Student Success Sexual Assault Prevention Program's progress
report to the Office of Admissions in ADM 126/127 to verify completion.
If at any time you need to speak to a trained professional about any of the topics
addressed in the program, please contact the CSU Counseling Center at 773-995-2383.
If you have technical difficulties with the program itself, please contact Student
Success at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the HELP button in the
Students are allowed to repeat a course and have the highest grade earned count toward
the cumulative grade point average. Please note that certain financial aid programs
may not cover tuition for repeated courses. Students should contact a financial aid
advisor when attempting to repeat a course to determine eligibility.
(Drop/withdraw from all courses resulting in zero hours of enrollment)
Prior to requesting to formally withdraw from the University, students are strongly
encouraged to seek guidance from an academic advisor, major department chairperson,
college dean, or from the Office of the Registrar (ADM 128)/ Enrollment Management
(ADM 129) for a more suitable resolution to concerns affecting enrollment.
Students who fully withdraw from the university by January 25, 2012 are eligible for
a total reversal of tuition and fees. Students are permitted to withdraw from the
university with a grade of W on their transcripts until Friday, May 4, 2012, after
completing a Change of Program/Withdrawal form. The completed form must include all
appropriate signatures and be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 5pm on May
Students who fully withdraw from the university at any time from January 26 through
February 14 are eligible for a 50% reversal of the refundable tuition and fees.
No refunds will be issued for total withdrawals made after February 14, 2012.
A withdrawal from the University is not complete until the appropriate form is submitted,
approved and processed by the Office of the Registrar.
Students who withdraw must also complete a withdrawal survey when they submit their
withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar, ADM 128. Withdrawal forms should be
submitted in person by the student so that the survey can be completed.
Errors in the information provided on registration/withdrawal forms are the student’s
Students can request to drop or withdraw from a course January 26 through May 4,
2012. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the completed and properly signed
form to the Office of the Registrar, ADM 128, no later than 5pm, May 4, 2012. Forms
submitted after May 4 will not be accepted.
Students who do not opt to drop or withdraw from a course or courses prior to the
start of the final examination period (May 7 - May 12) will receive a final grade
of A, B, C, D, I, P, or F as issued by the instructor.
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