International Admissions

Graduate Application Steps

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STEP 1

Complete the Application for Graduate Admissions

Apply online before submitting any supplemental documents.

STEP 2

Pay Application Fee

A $40 non-refundable application fee is required with each application. The application fee may be paid by credit card at the time the online application is submitted (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Application fees can also be paid by check or money order, payable to Cleveland State University. The Master of Occupational Therapy and Master of Science in Nursing programs require a fee of $55.

STEP 3

Obtain Transcripts

All post-secondary school records (transcripts, mark sheets, and certificates). All school records should be submitted in the original language and should be accompanied by a certified English translation. Cleveland State University must see each attempt at passing all courses in order to properly evaluate the credentials for a US grade point average.

STEP 4

Obtain Official Exam Results

Official English language proficiency results are required for admission to Cleveland State University. You must request to have your test scores sent to Cleveland State University directly from the testing agencies.

Official GRE or GMAT scores are required by some departments for admission to Cleveland State University. The admitting program has the option of requiring additional test results from applicants. Please check your department's requirements Click here.

You must also request to have your test scores sent to Cleveland State University directly from the testing agencies.

Cleveland State University's codes are:

STEP 5

Financial Verification

In order to receive a certificate of eligibility for a student visa (I-20 or DS-2019) from CSU, all international students must submit documentation of financial support for one academic year. While this is not required for admission consideration, you may choose to submit this documentation with your application materials. For more information about finances, please see Financial Documents.

STEP 6

Submit Materials

By mail:
Cleveland State University
Office of International Admissions
2121 Euclid Avenue, UN 443
Cleveland, Ohio 44115 USA

By email: allin1@csuohio.edu

Please include your CSU ID number with your materials. All transcripts from US schools must be official and sent directly to CSU from the institution. All test scores must be official and sent directly to CSU from the testing agency.

CSU allows applicants to submit academic records by email (excluding US transcripts) for admission consideration. However, any student that submits unofficial academic records (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, etc.) for admission purposes will be required to submit their official documents upon acceptance and arrival on campus.