How to Register

Summer 2010 registration will be done via CSU X-Press only.

Advisement
Instructions for Registering on the Web
Dropping Classes on the Web
Undergraduate / Graduate Students
Registration Dates
Registration Information
Summer at-Large Students

Instructions for Registering on the Web

1. On the Chicago State University home page, www.csu.edu, click 'CSU X-press’.
2.
Click "Enter Secure Area"’. Scroll down. In the User ID field, type your University ID number, UID and in the PAC field type in your date of birth (MMDDYY), then click "Login". (If you have registered on the web before, enter the PAC you created or click "Forgot PAC" to reset your PAC.)
3. Click "Student Services and Financial Aid", then click "‘Registration".
4. Click "Term Selection" and select correct term i.e., Summer 2010. Click "‘Submit".
5.
Click "‘Add/Drop Classes". You will be prompted to enter an alternate PIN. Type in the six-digit Registration Advising PIN (RAP) number that was given by your advisor.
6.
Scroll down. Type in one five-digit course reference number (CRN) in each box for each course in which you wish to enroll. After you have typed a CRN for each course, click "‘Submit Changes".
7.
Your courses will appear. Check to see if the subjects, course numbers and sections are correct. If all of the classes you submitted CRN’s for do not appear, scroll down for error messages. Correct time conflicts or closed classes by typing in another section of the course. Depending upon the error message, you may have to go back to your advisor for an override. Click "Submit Changes" again. Check to make sure all information is correct and there are no error messages. If there are no errors, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Complete Your Registration." Scroll down to view your charges. Print this page for your records.  If there are no charges on the page, you did not register successfully. Go back to Add/Drop Classes and try again. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click " Detail Schedule" and print this page for your records.
8.
If you are paying by MasterCard, VISA, Discover or check, you can click "Online Payment" to pay your bill, or call the Cashier’s Office at 773-995-3571, to pay by phone.
9.
If you are a financial aid recipient, or if you have a scholarship or some other form of waived tuition, you must obtain a waiver from the Office of Financial Aid  in ADM 207. Take the waiver to the Cashier’s Office, ADM 211 to validate (get a receipt) for your registration.
10. If you plan to pay with cash, your payment must be received in the Cashier’s Office before the deadline date noted on the Web or published in the Class Schedule Bulletin.

Dropping Classes on the Web
Follow instructions 1-5 above. On the Add/Drop Classes page, click the arrow under "Action" next to the course you wish to drop.  The word NONE will be next to the arrow. Click "Drop Web." Do this for each course you wish to drop. If you wish to add a class to replace the class you are dropping, type in the five-digit Course Reference Number (CRN) of the course you wish to add in one of the boxes at the bottom of the screen and click " Submit Changes." Scroll down and check for error messages. If you have errors, click "Submit Changes" again and then type in another CRN.  After you have selected your courses with no error messages, click "Complete Your Registration" at the bottom of the page.

Note: You will not be allowed to drop your last class online. If you have not validated your classes (received a business receipt), 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, contact the Office of the Registrar, ADM 128, 773-995-2517 to have your last class dropped.

Undergraduate / Graduate Students

Continuing Students
Currently enrolled students who have been accepted as candidates for the Bachelor’s/Graduate degree: use your Summer 2010 RAP (registration advising PIN) given to you during your advisement session to use the CSU X-press Web registration.

New Students
If you have never attended Chicago State University and you are seeking a degree, you must be admitted: undergraduates in ADM 200, graduates in LIB 234. After you have been admitted, you must be advised. Your advisor will give you your Summer 2010 RAP to use the CSU X-press Web registration system.

Returning Students
Undergraduates who have not attended since the Summer 2008 and who were in good standing their last term must file an application for readmission in the Office of the Registrar, ADM 128. Undergraduates must submit transcripts covering all college courses completed since withdrawal.

Master’s degree candidates in good academic standing, who have not exceeded the time limit to complete the degree and who have not registered since Summer 2008, must file an application for readmission with the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, LIB 234, and obtain reentry approval from the academic department supervising the degree program. Graduate students who have exceeded the time limit for completing the degree must petition the Council of Graduate and Professional Studies at CSU for reentry into their program. The Council of Graduate and Professional Studies, LIB 234, normally meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Undergraduate students who were dropped from the University, or who were not in good academic standing at the time of withdrawal, should submit to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, ADM 200, an academic petition form and an application for admission ($25 fee). Students petitioning for reinstatement must submit transcripts covering all college courses completed since withdrawal. The letter of acceptance issued by the director of admissions will serve as authorization to register. Summer 2010 deadline: May 3, 2010.

After you have received authorization by either the Office of the Registrar or the Ofice of Undergraduate Admissions, you must be advised. Your advisor will give you your Summer 2010 RAP for use with the CSU X-press Web registration system.

Summer At-large Students
A student who has not been admitted to degree status at CSU may enroll for summer session courses on a non-degree basis as a summer at-large student. To enroll for summer session courses, complete the one-page application form in back of the Class Schedule Bulletin or on the the Undergraduate Admissions webpage. Undergraduates must submit the application to the Undergraduate Admissions Office, ADM 200, 773-995-2513 and present evidence of good academic standing at the current or last attended college or university. Evidence of good standing can be supplied by having the summer at-large student application form validated by a college or university official or by presenting a current transcript or grade report to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. At-large students are eligible to register online through the CSU X-press web registration system without a RAP.

Summer graduate-at-large students must complete a one-page application and submit the application with proof of a Bachelor’s degree to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, LIB 234, 773-995-2404. The Graduate School Office will provide registration information. Graduate-at-large students are eligible to register online through the CSU X-press Web registration system without a registration advising PIN (RAP).

If transcripts for CSU summer session coursework are required for home institutions, students must submit a request in the Office of the Registrar, ADM 128, or on the Registrar’s Web page, www.csu.edu/recordsandregistration. Transcripts are $5.00 per copy if mailed, $10.00 per copy for issuance over the counter and $7.25 per copy if ordered online.

Advisement
All degree seeking students are REQUIRED to be advised prior to their registration. Advisors will give the RAP to a student after the advisement session.

Summer at-large undergraduate students (USUM) do not need a RAP to register through the CSU X-press Web registration system. Master’s degree candidates and graduate certificate students must be advised by the department supervising the program to which they have been admitted. Registration advising PINs (RAPs) are distributed by graduate advisors.

Graduate at-large students (GSAL, GSUM) do not need a RAP to register through the CSU X-ress Web registration system. However, special permission is required for at-large students to enroll in any 5000-level or higher graduate course. Students registering via the Web must obtain academic departmental approval prior to attempting to register for these or any other restricted course.

Students should note that the time for advisement is not during registration. To speed up your registration, have your schedule prepared with alternative courses to take if certain courses are closed.

Student Registration Responsibility
It is the responsibility of each student to enter the proper course reference number on all registration transactions. A student should only register for advised courses. Abuse of the Web registration system may result in your courses being dropped by request o the department chairperson or the instructor of the course.


You are responsible for obtaining a business receipt from the cashier by the published payment due dates, even if your account is being paid through a grant, scholarship, loan or another party.

If an admitted student presents unofficial transcripts as a basis for advising, the student is responsible for any consequences related to course selection, registration and academic progress based upon the unofficial transcripts.

University Holds

Students with financial or certain academic holds may not register until a release is processed by the department that initiated the hold. Clear your hold(s) before your scheduled registration date.

Registration Information

Registration day and time are determined by your classification code.

CLASSIFICATION

CODES

HOURS EARNED

First term Freshman

(1)

0-14

Second term Freshman

(2)

15-29

First term Sophomore

(3)

30-44

Second term Sophomore

(4)

45-59

First term Junior

(5)

60-74

Second term Junior

(6)

75-89

First term Senior

(7)

90-104

Second term Senior

(8)

105-119

Senior 120+ hours

(9)

120+

Second Bachelor’s Degree

(J)

120+

Student-At-Large

(S)

 

Graduate

(GR)

 

Web Registration / CSU X-PRESS
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
You must be advised and use your Summer RAP (registration advising pin) to Web register.

Registration Dates

 

March 22 - May 26

Advance Summer 2010 web registration

May 28 - June 2

Web registration for classes starting the week of June 1 or later

May 28 - June 30

Web registration continues for classes starting the week of July 6

July 2 - July 7

Web registration continues for classes starting the week of July 6

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