Choose Ohio First


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Application form for entering Freshman (first term of enrollment at CSU Spring 2021 or Fall 2021)

​​​​​​​*Scholarship availabilty based on continued state funding

Who Can Apply?

To be considered you must:

  • Be a new entering Cleveland State University (CSU) student, enrolling full time starting in Spring 2021 or Fall 2021
  • Be an Ohio resident 
  • Have an undergraduate degree plan for an eligible STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, nursing or medicine) major 
  • Have a commitment to COF program requirements 
  • Have a current FAFSA on file with Financial Aid (
  • Not already be receiving a full scholarship 
  • Have a high school grade point average of 3.25 or higher, or ACT score of 27 or higher, or SAT score of 1300 or higher
    (*We recognize that some students may not be able to provide test scores at this time due to the COVID-19 crisis) 
    ​​​​​​​(**Note some programs may require higher entrance criteria) 

*The Choose Ohio First program is only for students pursuing a first time undergraduate degree. Post-baccalaureate students are ineligible for this program.