All documents submitted for review to determine admission status are subject to verification. Applicants selected for verification must provide evidence of high school completion, which may include an official transcript or GED transcript, certificate of high school equivalency, documentation of completion of a state approved home school program, DD-214, or any other documents requested by the university to complete verification, such as sources of identification documentation. Verification may also be required if the U.S. Department of Education selects a student for verification and requests validation of high school graduation. Failure to comply with this request may result in immediate dismissal from the university and forfeiture of credits.
In the event that an applicant is not able to provide official transcripts/documents due to extenuating circumstances, such as a natural disaster, the registrar will review an admission petition to determine admission eligibility. In these cases, the student may be admitted conditionally as a non-degree seeking student and must successfully complete 12 semester hours approved by the academic advisor before officially admitted into a degree program. Please submit supporting documentation to email@example.com.
Petition for Exceptional Case Form
CSU must receive official transcripts from post-secondary institutions previously attended where transfer credit is considered. Students may send copies of transcripts or documents during the initial admission period and enroll as a student on conditional status. The student must provide official transcripts prior to completing 12 undergraduate or 6 graduate credit hours. Official transfer credit will not be awarded until official transcripts are received by the Office of the Registrar. Transcripts from universities or programs not accredited by a U.S. Department of Education approved accrediting agency will not satisfy transfer credit criteria.
All documents provided to CSU for admission become the sole property of CSU and will not be returned at any time, nor is CSU permitted to forward them to a third party.
CSU will require First-time freshman and transfer homeschooled students with less than 12 semester hours completed successfully at a post-secondary institution to show proof that they successfully completed their state's requirements for high school graduation. Homeschooled students are responsible for compliance with all requirements for their state. An official transcript is required to demonstrate that high school graduation requirements are met. The following are examples of the required transcript:
All undergraduate applicants are reviewed by qualified evaluators. Those who do not meet the specific requirements above or who only have documents provided by a family source may be eligible to enroll conditionally as a non-degree seeking student (not FSA eligible). While on conditional status, students will be required to successfully complete all of the following courses with a minimum grade of “C” in each, or the student will be subject to academic dismissal:
Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:
An official high school transcript completed at an appropriately accredited/recognized high school where the medium of instruction is English. Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review.
CSU is an online university and does not issue I-20 Forms (U.S. Department of Homeland Security Certificates of Eligibility for student visas) and therefore cannot fulfill requests for student visas.