Class Registration and Advising

New International Students are not eligible for registration until they physically arrive on campus and report to the CISP International Team iand attend the Vikes Info Passport (V.I.P) Program. 

All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for courses. After meeting with an advisor students can register online using CampusNet. Special registration processes, like by-arrangements or departmental approvals and restriction overrides, are handled in person.

Undergraduate Freshman and Transfer

Identifying your academic advisor at Cleveland State is easy!  Check your “Success Network” in Starfish to identify your assigned academic advisor.  To log into Starfish, use the following instructions:

  • Log into CampusNet from the CSU main web page
  • In your CampusNet student tab, click on the blue Starfish link
  • Once logged into Starfish, check your “My Success Network” for your assigned advisor

You can schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor by clicking on your advisor’s name or on the “see available appointments” link just below the advisor’s name.

We strongly encourage you to develop and maintain an on-going relationship with your academic advisor to ensure that you receive all of the support and assistance that you need to achieve your academic goals and maintain progress towards degree completion and graduation. 

Undergraduate Transfer Credit

Cleveland State University awards transfer credit for academic work completed at other international colleges or universities that are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education within the country.

At the time of admission your transcripts will be unofficially evaluated for transfer credit but a complete evaluation can happen at the time of your academic advising depending on your college. At the time of advising please bring with you the following:

  • Courses syllabi from classes completed overseas (must be in English) or
  • University courses catalogue with class descriptions (must be in English) or

Please note the Cleveland State’s policy is to transfer in all courses with a D or better and there is not a limit to the number of credit hours that can be transferred in. However, not all of these classes will count towards your general education requirements or your major requirements, also all transfer students must complete at least fifty percent of their major course work at CSU.

Graduate Students

Graduate advising is conducted by a Faculty Advisor in the department which houses the program of study. Review the CSU Online Catalog for more information on the coursework required of your academic program.  Once you have arrived on campus, check-in with the CISP International staff, and meet with your advisor. You will then have access to register online.