Undergraduate Studies

Families/Students - Pre-University Programs

Why take college courses as a high school student?

What courses are students permitted to take?

Why CSU’s Program is student and schedule friendly?

    • Students are able to apply AP credits to prerequisites and take advanced courses
    • The wide variety of courses and times that CSU courses are offered enable students to take courses in the morning, the afternoon, or three days a week.
    • Students are able to schedule for classes after they attend orientation

What services does CSU provide its Viking Bridge students?

    • Personalized academic advising
    • Free tutoring
    • Computers
    • Library
    • Free use of the Recreation Center (full-time students)
    • Dining services

Limitations to the activities/services students are provided

    • Students taking courses at CSU while they are still enrolled in high school are NOT able to:
      • live in the residence halls
      • work on campus
      • participate in NCAA sponsored sports
      • sign up for financial aid
      • participate in extracurricular activities, unless it is part of a class

    Application Requirements and Application

    • Application requirements
    • CSU school codes to have students’ test scores automatically submitted to CSU (Recommended for all students planning to apply for PUP or as an undergraduate):
      • ACT/PLAN:  3270
      • SAT/PSAT:  1221

    Steps in the process of taking a CSU course

    • PSEOP process quicksteps

      1.  Submit ALL 4 parts of the application
      2.  Receive acceptance/denial letter
      3.  Attend orientation
      4.  Take placement examinations
      5.  Complete schedule with advisor
      6.  Get ID (and U-Pass if interested)
      7.  Gather books (one week before classes)
      8.  Attend class & STUDY
      9.  Return books
      10.  Check grades on Campusnet:  www.csuohio.edu

    Examples of students’ schedules (pseudonyms, but real schedules, based on different needs and interests)

  1. Completing high school requirements
  2. Courses that will easily transfer to colleges out of state
  3. Arts and Humanities focus (English/History)
  4. Social Sciences focus
  5. Math focus
  6. Science focus
  7. Business focus
  8. Drama focus
  9. Mon, Wed, Fri schedule
  10. Tues/Thurs schedule (very rare)

Non-public high school deadlines and regulations for PSEOP

  1. 4 credits are guaranteed to all students interested and accepted into the PSEO Program
  2. Students must complete (with all signatures) the Ohio Department of education Office of Finance Program Services Application for Nonpublic Student Participation in Post-Secondary Enrollment Option “B” Program form that the state sends to the high school every year
  3. Students/high schools must postmark materials to the State of Ohio between May 15 and June 15

Placement Tests



The PUP brochure