Follow these steps to apply for admission to Cleveland State University:
Complete the Application for Admission
Apply online and pay the $40 non-refundable application fee before submitting any supplemental documents.
For freshman: All secondary school records, including certificates. All school records should be submitted in the original language and should be accompanied by a certified English translation.
For transfer students: All university 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.
Obtain Proof of English Language Proficiency
All students must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements for admission consideration. All test scores must be official and sent directly to CSU from the testing institution. For a full list of options for demonstrating English proficiency, please visit Undergraduate Admission Requirements.
In order to receive a certificate of eligibility for a student visa (Form I-20 or Form 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.
Cleveland State University
Office of International Admissions
2121 Euclid Avenue, UN 443
Cleveland, OH 44115 USA
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Our ETS institution code is 1221; ACT code is 3270.
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.