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:
- A completed Cleveland State application (online or paper).
- 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.
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/.