What Is Cougar Start U...

Welcome New Cougars!

Welcome to Chicago State University! We are pleased that you have decided to further your education at our institution. As a new student we know that you are eager to get started. Cougar Start U will provide you with needed information, resources, and tools to begin your transition. It will also give you insight on life as a Cougar.

Cougar Start U is required for all newly admitted freshmen. Freshmen are not allowed to register for classes until they have completed Cougar Start U Orientation. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Registering for Cougar Start U: Select your Cougar Start U date to the right. You will need your CSU username and password to register for your orientation date.

Placement Exams: You must take your placement exams before attending orientation. You will not be given a registration appointment or allowed to see an advisor without placement scores.

Orientation Fee: There is a $50 nonrefundable orientation fee. The fee must be paid prior to your orientation date. Each student is allowed two guests. Each additional guest must pay $10.

To pay your orientation fee, click HERE.(May Require Internet Explorer)
Click here for orientation day instructions and frequently asked questions.

New Student Orientation