The Big Switch

The Big Switch is Coming, Fall 2014

The Big Switch
At Cleveland State University, student success is our top priority. We’re dedicated to helping students excel in their studies, save money, graduate on time and move on to fulfilling careers.
As a result, the University has launched a series of innovative initiatives aimed at streamlining the path to graduation. Click here to learn more about multi-term registration, degree audit, the graduation incentive plan and other easy-to-use tools that are helping CSU students succeed.
In fall 2014 the University will launch big and important changes that will benefit students. We’re calling it the Big Switch.
  • The majority of 4-credit undergraduate classes will be converted to 3 credits 
  • Academic departments have developed a new set of major requirements 
based on the new 3-credit-hour system
  • All classes will also be scheduled on a course grid, which will make it easier 
to create convenient class schedules 
  • A graduation standard of 120 credit hours. Some exceptions will apply (i.e. programs with national accreditation requirements)
Students are encouraged to complete 30 credit hours each year to stay on track for timely graduation. Averaging 15 hours per semester won't cost you more in tuition, because the new tuition band allows you to take between 12 and 18 hours per semester and pay the same amount. Students who complete 30 hours each year with a GPA of at least 2.0 also qualify for book rebates and tuition refunds.
The Bottom Line:

The University is committed to ensuring that no student who meets with an advisor is adversely affected by these changes. It is essential that students meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for fall 2014 or spring 2015. Prior to meeting with your advisor, it is a good idea to consult your degree audit so that you can come prepared with any questions you may have about transition advising.

For more information contact:

The Big Switch Hotline @ 216.687.5568