Instructions for Registering on the Web

  1. Contact your academic advisor for advisement on course registration and to obtain your current registration advising PIN.
  2. On the Chicago State University home page,, click on Cougar Connect.
  3. Log in using your CSU email username and password. Then click the "Home" tab. 

  4. Click "CSU X-Press Menu," Student Menu," and then "Registration Agreement". It is the student's responsibility to review the Terms of Agreement prior to accepting.

  5. Click “Term Selection” and select correct term i.e., Fall 2018. Click "Submit."

  6. Click "Add/Drop Classes." You will be prompted to enter an Alternate PIN. Type in the six-digit registration advising PIN number that was given by your advisor.

  7. 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 on Submit Changes.
  8. 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 again to make sure all information is correct and there are no error messages. If no errors, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on 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 on Detail Schedule and Print this page for your records also.
  9. If you are paying by Master Card, Visa, Discover or check, you can click on 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 by the deadline date noted on the web or published in the General Information document.

NOTE: Errors in registration transactions made using CSU X-Press are the student's responsibility. Do not give anyone your CSU email password.