Chicago State University
Open House for 2019
Spring Open House Saturday, April 20, 2019

Which type of applicant are you?

There is a basic distinction between a degree-seeking and a non-degree seeking student. Please review each type of applicant distinctions below and follow the steps for the application that is most applicable to you.

As you get started with an application, please note a Social Security Number (SSN) is not required for admission. However, by providing it you will help us to match your application materials.  The Social Security Number is required if you are applying for federal financial aid (FAFSA). The University is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of student records and will not disclose your SSN without your consent for any purpose except as allowed by law.


Applicants who are currently in high school or have earned a high school diploma, or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or a home-schooled program and never attended college. For more information click HERE.

Transfer Students:

Applicants who are currently or have completed post-secondary coursework at a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

For more information about Transfer Students click HERE.

International Students:

Applicants who are a neither citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

For more information about International Students click HERE.

Second Bachelor Students:

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree at a regionally accredited institution.

For more information about Second Bachelor Students click HERE.


Applicants who are not seeking a degree and only wish to complete a few courses.

For more information about Undergraduate-at-Large click HERE.

Admission Dates

Terms Deadline Dates Regular Admissions Deadline
Summer I 2019 March 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Summer II 2019 April 1, 2019 May 15, 2019
Fall 2019 February 1, 2019 August 10, 2019
Spring 2020 September 1, 2019 November 1, 2019