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Post-baccalaureate Applicants

Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State or another regionally accredited college or university may continue to take undergraduate courses by applying for post-baccalaureate status. Reasons for taking additional undergraduate courses may be to:

  • earn a teaching license,
  • to complete a certificate program,
  • to prepare for graduate or professional school,
  • to earn a second bachelor’s degree, or
  • for personal interest.

Students earning a second bachelor’s degree:

  • have the individual Cleveland State colleges determine course requirements and college/departmental residency requirements, and
  • must meet the university residency requirement of 30 semester hours of course work, including a minimum of 24 credits from upper-division courses

Some post-baccalaureate applicants are eligible for student loans, but others are not. Post-baccalaureate students interested in finding out if they are eligible for financial aid should contact Campus 411 to receive the most up-to-date information.

A complete post-baccalaureate application file includes:

  1. A completed Cleveland State application (online or paper).
  2. An official copy of the applicant’s grade transcript sent directly from the regionally accredited college or university that granted the bachelor’s degree showing the date of receipt of the degree.
    • Applicants who are unable to obtain an official transcript from a previous college/university because of financial or other obligations may not be considered for post-baccalaureate admission to Cleveland State.
  3. A one-time, $30 undergraduate application processing fee.

College graduates seeking teaching licensure should see the information from the College of Education and Human Services at http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/students/advising/postbaccalaureate/.

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