Academic Progression Policy
Academic Skills Courses & Placement Assessment
Contact Telephone Numbers
Credit Hour Load
Undergraduate Repeat Policy
Withdrawal from the University
Students who have not successfully completed the academic skills requirements will
have a hold(s) placed on their 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 their first term in residence. All freshmen students must either meet their 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, student 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 in one or two 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 courses or who are required by their majors to take more math, must take the
proficiency examinations in mathematics.
Transfer students who have earned an associates degree (A.A. degree or A.S. degree)
or who have completed sixty (60) hours or more from a combination of two- 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.
Questions about the courses, the examinations, or preparation materials should be
addressed to the appropriate area:
||Dr. K. Attele
||Dr. B. Aghahowa
||Dr. R. Buteau
The university reserves the right to limit the size of the classes and to cancel classes
for which there is insufficient enrollment. If the class for which you are registered
is cancelled, you will automatically be dropped from the class. If you do not find
an alternative class, a tuition refund will be processed to your account, according
to the refund policy.
Students receiving financial aid may wish to consult with their financial aid counselor
concerning any award implications. You may call the Summer Information HOTLINE at
(773) 821-2888 the Friday prior to the start date of your course for a current course
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 arrange
with faculty members to complete class work and all assignments when classes are missed.
The detailed university policy on class attendance is located in the university catalog.
If you stop attending a class, but fail to withdraw officially from the class before
the official drop date, the result may be a failing grade. Although an instructor
may drop a student for nonattendance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility
to drop the class.
All students can drop courses via CSU X-Press during the 100% refund period
||100% REFUND PERIOD
||50% REFUND PERIOD
|June 8 – July 11
||June 8 – June 15
||June 16 – June 23
|July 13 – August 15
||July 13 – July 20
||July 21 – July 28
|June 8 – August 15
||June 8 – June 15
||June 16 – June 23
NOTE: You will not be allowed to drop your last class via the web. If you have validated
your classes (received a paid receipt from the cashier’s office), you will have to
submit a withdrawal form to the registrar’s office, signed by all appropriate parties.
If you have not validated your classes, you may call the registrar’s office at (773)
995-2522 to have your last class dropped. After the 100% refund period, degree-seeking
students must receive their advisor’s approval on the appropriate form for each dropped
course or withdrawal. A drop/withdrawal from a course(s) is not complete until the
appropriate form is submitted and approved by a records and registration staff member.
Errors in the completion of the form are the student’s responsibility. The bursar
and financial aid offices must sign all complete withdrawal forms from the university
before the records and registration office can/will process the withdrawal.
Undergraduate Students: The maximum credit hour load for the Summer Session term is 12 credit hours. This
includes all day session courses, evening courses, extension courses and courses taken
elsewhere. Students may not be registered at other colleges without written permission
from the Office of Academic Evaluation and advisement, ADM 128. This permission MUST
be obtained prior to registration at other colleges.
Graduate Students: The maximum academic load of graduate courses is twelve (12) hours in the Summer
Session. 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.
Degree Seeking Students: Prerequisites are listed in the University catalog (printed and online versions) or
on CSU X-Press. A degree seeking student should not attempt to register for a course
unless the prerequisite for the course has been completed. Please consult with your
academic advisor about prerequisites for your courses.
Summer Visiting Students: Chicago State University will allow visiting, non-degree-seeking summer students
who are regularly enrolled at another college or university to enroll in courses via
the university’s online registration system, CSU X-Press. All other non-degree, at-large
students (graduate and undergraduate) must meet all course prerequisites and requirements.
Some professional programs, such as social work, health sciences and education, have
restricted course access, which will prevent online registration. Non-degree-seeking,
summer-only students can register for all other courses online. Enrollment in courses
in the College of Education listed with a prerequisite of “Admitted to the College
of Education” is strictly enforced. If students are interested in taking a course
in a restricted program, they must contact that department. For departmental office
telephone numbers, consult the Quick Reference Guide.
For at-large students who decide to matriculate at Chicago State University, all regular
course, program and degree prerequisites, as well as entrance and degree completion
requirements, must be met. Refer to the university on-line catalog for more information
about courses and degree programs.
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 toward repeating a course. Students should contact a financial
aid advisor when attempting to repeat a course to determine eligibility.
Students can drop courses on CSU X-Press during the refund period. After this date,
students must use the drop/withdrawal form have an advisor sign it, and then submit
the form to the Registrar’s office (ADM 128). Based upon a directive from the Department
of Education, effective Spring 2004, the following grades will be implemented to reflect
student attendance: WA and WN.
Instructors must post the grade of WA for students who attended at least one session
and stopped attending, and WN for students who never attended any sessions. It is
extremely important that instructors closely monitor the attendance of all students
in their classes.
If you are registered for a class, and your name does not appear on the official preliminary
and subsequent class rosters, it is your responsibility to contact the Office of Records
|College of Arts and Sciences
|College of Business
|College of Education
|College of Health Sciences
|College of Pharmacy
|Continuing Education/Non-Traditional Programs
|School of Graduate & Professional Studies
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