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Summer Classes

Welcome to Summer Courses at Chicago State University!

Given our fundamental commitment to the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, all instruction for Summer 2020 classes at Chicago State University will occur in an eLearning context.

Summer courses are scheduled both during the day and the evening for your convenience. Our students enjoy small, interactive classes that are especially conducive to connecting with instructors and classmates, even while online.

Whether you are a current CSU student, or a visiting student from another university, summer study can help undergraduate and graduate students accelerate your major, get ahead on your requirements, pursue new fields of interest, or earn transfer credits.

For adults and professional students, summer is a good time to take a course for professional advancement, or explore a topic for personal enrichment.

Join us for summer! Your future begins here!

Important Summer Dates
May 2020 Monday, May 25 Memorial Day - Campus holiday
  Tuesday, May 26 10-week session and 1st5-week session classes begin
June 2020 Saturday, June 27 1st 5-week session ends
  Monday, June 29 2nd 5-week session classes begin
July 2020 Friday, July 3 Independence Day - Campus holiday
August 2020 Saturday, Aug. 1 10-week and 2nd 5-week sessions end
  Tuesday, Aug. 4 All final grades due to Registrar


If you have questions please contact:

Are you an undergraduate student?

  • Are you a current CSU student?  Login here
  • Are you a visiting undergraduate student from another university?
    • Step 1: apply to become a visiting Student-at-Large click here 
    • Step 2: register for classes in Cougar Connect.
  • Please note: transfer credit earned towards a degree at another university must be approved by that institution.

Are you a graduate student?

  • Are you a current CSU student? Register through your student account in Cougar Connect
  • Are you a visiting graduate student from another university?
    • Step 1: apply to become a Graduate Student-at-Large click here
    • Step 2: register for classes in Cougar Connect once you have your student ID number.
    • Please note: transfer credit earned towards a degree at another university must be approved by that institution. CSU programs will accept up to one-third credits earned as a Graduate Student-at-Large towards one of our graduate degree programs.

Summer School

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

There are several benefits for registering for graduate classes this summer as Graduate Student At Large if you are not in a program.

  • For your own enrichment and personal development
  • Improve your GPA and/or other academic credentials for getting in to a program.
  • Use the courses as stepping stone to seek admission or transfer intoa program.
  • Improve your professional qualifications for better job prospects.

Applications are accepted until May 22, 2020 for the summer 2020 classes. Use our online application.

Please check here with appropriate department/program before choosing courses. They will be able to advise you and provide guidance to courses that best fit your goals.

If you need further assistance, contact us at graduateprograms@csu.edu