Academic Progression Policy
Academic Skills Courses & Placement Assessment
Contact Telephone Numbers
Credit Hour Load
Undergraduate Repeat Policy
A Student who has not successfully completed the academic skills requirements will
have hold(s) placed on his/her record tha 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 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 courses
or who are required by their majors to take more math, must take the proficiency examinations
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-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 prrequisite for other courses.
Questions about courses, 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 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 register
for 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 consult
with iinstructors 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 aninstructor may
drop a student for nonattendance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to
drop the class.
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
Based upon a directive from the Department of Education, the following grades will
be implemented to reflect student attendance: WA and WN.
IInstructors must poste the grade of WA for students who attended at least one session
and stopped attending, and WN for students who never attened any session. It is extremely
important that instructors closely monitor the attendance of al students in their
All students can drop or withdraw courses via CSU X-Press during the 100% refund period.
Afterwards, students must use the drop/withdrawal form, have an advisor sign it, and
then submit the form to the Office of the Registrar, ADM 128.
||100% REFUND PERIOD
||50% REFUND PERIOD
|June 1 – July 3
||June 1 – June 8
||June 9 – June 16
|July 6 – August 7
||July 6 – July 13
||July 14 – July 21
|June 1 – August 7
||June 1 – June 8
||June 9 – June 16
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 is12 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.
Your student information is now available without delay. Final grade reports are no
longer sent by mail. Go to www.csu.edu and click CSU X-press to access your final
grades. You must enter your User ID (University ID Number) and your Personal Access
Code. Please refer to the information on the web site for more information. If you
have difficulty accessing your grades, please contact Technical Support at 773-995-2038.
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's online 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.
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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