Applications are accepted throughout the year. All students must be admitted to Cleveland State before receiving financial aid and scholarships and applying for campus housing. Review the admission requirements prior to completing the online or printed application.

Step 1

Complete Application for Undergraduate Admission

You may complete an application using one of the following methods:

  • Online
  • Download and print application (Adobe Acrobat Reader required to download application)
  • Request an application to be sent to you by calling 216.687.5411

Read the important application information and be aware of important dates and deadlines which may affect your application status.

Step 2

Include Application Fee

A nonrefundable $40 application fee is required by check or money order (made payable to Cleveland State University). Students submitting an application online may pay with Visa or MasterCard.

Step 3

Submit Official Transcripts
  • Official copies of transcripts from all institutions at which you enrolled, regardless of whether or not you earned credit.
  • If you have earned fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit, ACT or SAT test scores and a high school transcript or GED must be submitted
  • A high school transcript, GED or proof of an Associate's Degree is required for financial aid consideration.
  • All paper transcripts must be submitted in an official sealed envelope.

Step 4

Submit Materials and Application Fee

Materials and fee should be submitted through one of three methods:

  • Online
  • By Mail:
    Cleveland State University
    Application Processing Center

    2121 Euclid Ave., UN 446
    Cleveland, OH 44115

  • In Person: Deliver your completed application in person to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions located in the Welcome Center at Euclid Commons, room 100.
  • Please note that all credentials submitted in support of your application become the property of Cleveland State University and will not be released under any circumstance.

Step 5

Check Your Application Status

As an applicant, you have access to track the status of your application and to view your admission decision once it is available. This access begins as soon as you receive your CSU ID number. You will receive your CSU ID number from us via email once your application is received. If you have previously opted out of receiving emails from CSU, please contact us at 216.523.7416 or to opt back in and to receive your CSU ID Number.

To check your status:

  • Log on to CampusNet using your seven digit CSU ID number.
  • Click the "Don't Know My Password" link for password setting instructions. (If you already have a password for CampusNet, please continue to use it). If you encounter technical difficulties with your password settings, please contact the CSU Call Center at 216.687.5050, and our technical team will promptly reset your password.
  • Click the "Applicant" Tab for your application status.
  • Once all of your application materials have been received, please allow one to two weeks for an admission decision to appear on the Summary page.

Step 6

Accept Your Admission

All students must be admitted to Cleveland State University and accept their admission to receive financial aid and scholarships. Log on to CampusNet using your CSU ID and password. Click on the "Applicant" tab and choose "Yes" to accept.

Step 7

Transfer Credits

Cleveland State University is dedicated to helping you get the most out of the credits that you have earned at other colleges and universities. Learn more.

Step 8

Transfer Advising

Academic advising is an essential component of academic success. Academic advising provides students with direct links to their academic colleges, departments, and faculty. Learn more.

Additional Resources

Transfer Center
Financial Aid