How do I apply to a graduate program at Cleveland State University?
You may use the on-line application or download and print the paper application (http://www.csuohio.edu/gradcollege/admissions/degree.html)
What materials do I need to submit?
Transcripts Application Fee Test Scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT) Letters of Recommendation Personal Statement Supplemental Application
Where do I send my materials?
Send all materials to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave., MC 116
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
FAX: (216) 687-5400
PHONE: (216) 687-5599
If delivering documents in person:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Cleveland State University
Main Classroom Room 116
2258 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115
Are there Application Deadlines for my Graduate Program?
Some programs have early deadlines or only admit new students for certain terms. If you are applying to a program without a specific deadline, please submit materials six weeks before the start of the term.
How do I check my status of my Application?
Call (216-687-5599), for International Admission Information contact us at 216.687.3910, or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Office of Graduate Admissions to find out what materials have been received. We cannot divulge admissions decisions by telephone.
How do I defer my Application to another semester?
Applications can be deferred for up to one year from the originally requested start term. For example, applications for Fall Semester 2010 can be deferred until Fall Semester 2011. Requests for deferral must be made in writing to this address. You may e-mail your request to email@example.com; please include your full name, CSU ID number, and your new start date in the body of the e-mail message.
How will I know if I have been admitted?
The Office of Graduate Admissions will send e-mail notification to applicants within 24 hours of receiving the decision of your program director. A formal decision letter, which may contain specific enrollment requirements or other instructions, will follow by U.S. Mail. Admission decisions cannot be released by telephone.
What can I do if I am unable to submit all materials in time?
You may defer your application to a future term by mailing a request to this address or faxing it to the Office of Graduate Admissions at (216) 687-5400. The request can also be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also enroll as a non-degree graduate student by submitting a new application. Not all programs allow non-degree students to enroll in their courses. Check the program list for program contact information.
What is the admission decision process?
The materials you submit to the Office of Graduate Admissions are made available to graduate program directors for review and evaluation. The decision of the graduate program is communicated to Graduate Admissions and the decision is communicated to the applicant by e-mail and U.S. Mail. Check with the graduate program for more details. (see program list)
I was admitted but I cannot attend this semester. Can I defer my enrollment?
You can defer your admission for up to one year. Make the request to the Office of Graduate Admissions in writing, either by US mail, fax (216-687-5400) or e-mail to email@example.com.
Programs which admit students on a cohort basis (i.e., all new students start in Fall Semester only) may require a new application for the next cohort. Check with the program for more information.
My application was denied and it was suggested that I attend as a non-degree student to strengthen my application. How do I do that?
You must file a new application, either by completing a new electronic application or by downloading and printing the paper form (see http://www.csuohio.edu/gradcollege/admissions/nondegree.html).
My application was denied and I plan to apply again. What do I need to submit?
You must submit a new application, even if you have been attending CSU as a non-degree graduate student. You may not need to re-submit other materials; check with the Office of Graduate Admissions (216-687-5599, firstname.lastname@example.org) to see what materials are on file. You do not need to pay the fee again.
What is Ohio Residency?
Ohio residency guidelines are established by the Ohio Board of Regents (O.B.O.R.), which is the planning and coordinating agency for higher education in the State of Ohio. (http://graduatestudies.csuohio.edu/catalog/?View=entry&EntryID=343) for information on Ohio Residency.
What does it cost to attend CSU as a graduate student?
Check the Cashier's Office web page (http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/treasuryservices/tuition/) for information on the payment of tuition and fees, including payment plans and third-party payment information. New Tuition and Fees for 2010-2011.
Can graduate students receive financial aid?
Yes. Graduate students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Cleveland State University's code is 003032.
Graduate students are eligible for loans and Federal Work-Study; contact Campus411 at (216) 687-5411 or see their web page at http://www.csuohio.edu/enrollmentservices/campus411/.
How do I apply for a graduate assistantship?
Each program has its own process for awarding graduate assistantships, so please contact your program for specific information. General information about graduate assistantships can be found here: http://www.csuohio.edu/gradcollege/students/graduateassistant/index.html.
I have a degree from a university outside the U.S. How should I apply for admission?
Native citizens, naturalized citizens, and permanent residents apply as domestic students (see http://www.csuohio.edu/gradcollege/admissions/degree.html). International transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. degree equivalency and grade point average conversion. Transcripts should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
You may be required to submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Michigan Language Test (MLT) or provide other proof of English proficiency, as outlined here: http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/international/admissions/graduate/admission_requirements.html U.S. citizens shall not be required to submit proof of English proficiency.
The MLT is administered by CSU's Testing Center, http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/counselingtesting/testingcenterservices.html, 216-687-2272.
Applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents must follow the international application procedures, described here http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/international/.