Ready to Reignite Your Future?

Welcome to the Chicago State University RE-UP Program for Returning Students

We understand that life can take unexpected twists and turns, and sometimes stepping away from your education journey gives you the perspective you need to refocus your goals and plan for a clear future. The good news is, we’ve got your back!

No matter when or where you left off, or what program you want to begin next, we’re excited you’re preparing to return. We have everything you need to make your re-entry process clear and smooth, every step of the way.

If you were previously enrolled at CSU and were in good standing, but had a lapse in enrollment for two or more years, you’ll need to complete the Returning Student Readmission Form as a first step. There is no application fee.

Your information is sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office for processing and you’ll be notified of your enrollment status along with any conditions that must be met as part of your re-enrollment. Readmission Application >>

Have Questions Before You Restart Your CSU Journey?

If you have questions before you begin the readmissions process about your past credits, degree programs, or anything else, please contact the Admissions Office at (773) 995-2513, send an email to

If you are interested in readmissions and considering changing your degree program, please be sure to note this in the Readmission Form so the Registrar can help you complete the Change of Major process as you return to CSU.

If you’ve worked with an Advisor and our Registrar’s Office and have everything you need, you can start your application.

Do you have questions about whether you should be completing Readmission?

If you have any questions along the way, please email to verify you’re in the right place!

UG Admissions will confirm any conditions that need to be met before you complete the re-enrollment process.. Most commonly, we need receipt of your official transcripts from any institutions you’ve attended since Chicago State University.

Once your Readmission application has been processed, please see our Returning Student Checklist >>

If you require federal or other financial aid, apply for FAFSA online, and also meet with our Office of Financial Aid to determine your eligibility and next steps.

Questions about Financial Aid? 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at (773) 995-2304 or

After your Readmission has been confirmed you’ll be notified via email and we will connect you with your Academic Advisor. Meet with your Advisor to receive your registration advising PIN, along with recommendations on coursework for your degree. Your advisor will also help you with registration instructions

Questions about CSU XPRESS or your CSU ID and/or PIN?

We recommend first connecting with your Academic Advisor. If there are issues, please contact the Cougar Call Center at (773) 995-3963.

After classes begin, CSU has all the resources you need throughout your journey. Here are a few quick links to check out:

Welcome Back! 

We’re excited to have you and look forward to seeing you on campus soon!