Instructions for Registering on the Web
Dropping Classes on the Web
Undergraduate / Graduate Students
Summer at-Large Students
|1.||Contact your academic advisor for advisement on course registration and to obtain your current registration advising PIN (RAP).|
|2.||On the Chicago State University home page, www.csu.edu, click "CougarConnect." Then click "CSU X-Press Banner Self-Service."|
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.)
|4.||Click "Student Services and Financial Aid", then click "‘Registration".|
|5.||Click "Term Selection" and select correct term i.e., Summer 2011. Click "‘Submit".|
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.
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".
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.
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 773-995-2029, to pay by phone.
|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.|
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.
(Those who have attended at least one term since Summer 2009)
Currently enrolled students who have been accepted as candidates for the Bachelor’s/Graduate degree: use your Summer 2011 RAP (registration advising PIN) given to you during your advisement session to use the CSU X-Press web registration system.
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 2011 RAP (registration advising PIN) to use the CSU X-Press web registration system.
Undergraduates who have not attended since the Summer 2009 and who were in good standing their last term must fi le an application for readmission in the Office of the Registrar, ADM 128. Undergraduates must submit transcripts covering all college courses completed since withdrawal from Chicago State University.
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 seeking reinstatement must submit transcripts covering all college courses completed since withdrawal. The letter of acceptance issued by the director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will serve as authorization to register.
Summer 2011 deadline: May 2, 2011.
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 the Summer 2009, 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.
You must be advised before you register. Your advisor will give you a Summer RAP (registration advising PIN) for use with the CSU X-Press web registration. See the Quick Reference Guide for a list of departments.
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 the back of this bulletin. 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 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 registration advising PIN (RAP).
Summer graduate-at-large students must complete the one-page application in back of the Summer 2011 Class Schedule Bulletin 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, $7.25 per copy when requested online and $10.00 per copy for issuance over-the-counter.
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-Press 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.
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.
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 day and time are determined by your classification code.
First term Freshman
Second term Freshman
First term Sophomore
Second term Sophomore
First term Junior
Second term Junior
First term Senior
Second term Senior
Senior 120+ hours
Second Bachelor’s Degree
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.
March 21 - May 25
Advance Summer 2011 web registration
May 28 - June 1
Web registration for classes starting the week of May 31 or later
May 28 - June 29
Web registration continues for classes starting the week of July 5
July 2 - July 6
Web registration continues for classes starting the week of July5
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