Cleveland State University Online Application Information

    Interested in earning a Bachelors Degree?
    Apply now with the Cleveland State University Application as a:

    • Freshman: You've never attended college or all your college credits were earned prior to high school graduation (College Credit Plus or dual-enrollment).
    • Transfer: You've attempted taking college credit hours at a 2 or 4-year college or university after high school graduation or equivalent.
    • Second Bachelor / Post-Baccalaureate: You've earned or will earn a bachelor's degree at Cleveland State or another regionally accredited university or college and want to take undergraduate courses.
    • International Undergraduate: Please complete the following International Applicant Form to determine how to apply to CSU.

    Interested in earning a Masters Degree, Ph.D., or just want to take Graduate level courses?
    Apply now with the Cleveland State University Application as a:

    • Graduate Degree Seeking: You would like to earn a Masters, PhD, or certificate/endorsement.
    • Graduate Non-Degree Seeking: You would like to take graduate courses for professional growth and/or personal enrichment, or you wish to take a limited amount of course work to explore the possibility of later entering a graduate degree, certificate, or licensure program.
    • International Graduate: Please complete the following International Applicant Form to determine how to apply to CSU.

    Interested in attending Cleveland State University in another capacity, or interested in returning to continue your studies at Cleveland State University? Access our special applications unique to you below.

    • College Credit Plus Applicants: You are a current high school student who wants to participate in College Credit Plus while in high school and earn undergraduate level credit.
    • Undergraduate Non-Degree Applicants: You would like to enroll on-campus as a non-degree student. IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Undergraduate Non-Degree students are not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Returning to Cleveland State: Students who have not enrolled at Cleveland State University for three or more consecutive semesters (including summer) and have not enrolled at another university or college.
    • Transient Students: Transient students are currently working toward a degree at another university or college and would like to take courses at Cleveland State and have the credits transferred back to their home school.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you applied to Cleveland State University after 7/1/2021 or are returning to complete your application, click here to log-in to your account.

    If you applied prior to 7/1/2021, please create a new account.

    Applying to CSU is FREE!

    Cleveland State University is currently waiving the $40 application fee for all applicants through Fall 2023.

    Cleveland State University accepts official transcripts submitted electronically through Naviance, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, OBOR or ATC.

    All paper transcripts must be submitted in an official sealed envelope. You are required to submit official transcripts from every school that you’ve attended.

    You can submit your official paper transcripts through one of two methods:

    By Mail:
    Cleveland State University
    Application Processing Center
    2121 Euclid Ave., UN 443
    Cleveland, OH 44115

    In Person: Deliver your transcripts in a sealed envelope to the Campus411 All-in-One located in the Berkman Hall, Room 116.

    • First Year Students - CSU is waiving the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission for Spring, Summer and Fall 2023. Students are welcomed by required to submit official ACT/SAT results for scholarship consideration.
    • Graduate Students - In response to COVID-19, GRE requirements for all master’s programs are being waived through Spring 2022. Some doctoral programs have reinstated GRE testing requirements. Check your programs website to determine if a GRE is required.

      Not all programs require entrance exams. Read the information on admissions requirements by program.
      • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) information is available online here. Our institution code is 1221. No program code is required.
      • Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) information is available online here. Our institution code is 832-VP-99.
      • The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) can be taken on campus through Testing Services.