The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as
the official university distribution point for all academic policies and procedures.
Memoranda, forms, policy statements and other communications are used to distribute
all policies and other information that must reach administrators, faculty and staff,
and students across the University. For more information about any of the policies
listed below, please contact the Provost's Office.
Policy Statement/ Language
||All BOG Students
||BOG students who interrupt their residency on campus for five or more years must reapply
and be readmitted to under the catalog in force at the time or their readmittance.
||Petitions by students based on circumstances that could constitute a request for
an academic adjustment or modification on the basis of a disability as defined by
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 will be referred to and processed by the Abilities Office for Disability
||Effective Fall 2010, all undergraduate students who enroll fall 2010 or thereafter
and who graduate in Spring 2015 or thereafter will be required to complete a Senior
Thesis (project/ research paper) as defined by the student’s program of study to
satisfy one of the culminating university requirements for graduation.
||The mathematics placement examinations are removed from the list of graduation requirements.
||Board of Governors Program
||All students, including Board of Governors students, must have a minimum cumulative
GPA of 2.0 in order to be admitted to Chicago State University.
||Students are no longer required to take and pass the state and federal constitution
examinations as part of their graduation requirements.
||Students whose majors are in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete one interdisciplinary
||Pre- baccalaureate degrees
||Any student who transfers to CSU with an Associate or Arts or an Associate of Science
Degree will be deemed to have completed ALL University general education requirements
including those University requirements which exceed the Illinois General Education
Core Curriculum. This policy will not override the requirements of any College, Department,
Program or Major.
Any student who transfers to CSU WITHOUT an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science
Degree, but with 75 or more credit hours and has completed the Illinois GECC requirements
BEFORE transferring, will be deemed to have completed all University general education
requirements including those University requirements which exceed the Ilinois General
Education Core Curriculum. This policy will not override the requirements any College,
Department, Program or Major.
Any student who transfers to Chicago State University with an Associate of Arts or
an Associate of Science Degree will not be required to take proficiency examinations
in English, Mathematics, or Reading. However, if individual courses in specific majors
require a passing score on a proficiency examination as a prerequisite, all students,
including transfer students, must satisfy the prerequisite by taking the proficiency
||Exception to Foreign Language
||Board of Governors students may substitute a computer science or technology course
related to the student's concentration and a speech course to satisfy the 6-hour foreign
||Exception for Military Personnel
||Active duty Military Personnel may complete the 30 hour residency requirement at any
time during their academic program, if all such courses counted toward the completion
of the 30 hours be upper division level.
||Critical Thinking Course
||All CSU students are required to complete a Critical Thinking course and a Diversity
course. These courses are embedded in the curriculum, so that a course may be used
to fulfill BOTh a general education social sciences course requirement, for example,
AND the diversity requirement.
||Foreign Language Policy
||All students entering fall of 2002 or later must demonstrate a level of proficiency
in a single language other than English in order to be eligible for graduation. Returning
students who have been out for two or more long terms are also subject to the language
requirement. Please view the attached document for additional means by which this requirements may be satisfied.
||No individual grades of D
||No individual grades of D will be accepted in transfer. Grades of D earned by students
who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will be accepted
as part of the degree. ( Individual departments or majors, however, may not accept
D's for courses required for the major.)