Admission Process

Students who wish to use Federal Student Aid should follow the admission process as listed on the Office of Financial Aid section of the CSU website.

1  Complete the application for admission

Please submit your academic transcripts along with your application.

Military transcripts and professional licenses and certificates should also be included if applicable. You may fax corresponding documentation to (251) 224-0575. Please indicate on your application if you are eligible for tuition assistance through Military TA, DANTES, or VA. You can also take advantage of our Transcript Request Service.

2  CSU will conduct an evaluation of your application and provide you with a detailed report

This report will outline courses you need to complete, transfer credit accepted, and complete instructions on enrolling in your selected program of study.

You can request priority evaluation service for a $25 fee to guarantee that your completed application packet be evaluated within 48 business hours. Generally, applications take between 7 to 10 business days to evaluate based on the volume of applications received by CSU at that time.

3  Contact the admissions department or visit our website to enroll

Our open enrollment allows you to begin your program at any time using the LifePace Learning option.

The CSU Admissions Department will walk you through the process of enrolling and registering for your first course. Even if we are still missing copies of the transcripts we need to complete your evaluation, you can enroll immediately under Temporary Admission Status. As a temporary student, you may complete up to 12 undergraduate semester hours or 6 graduate semester hours. Once all official transcripts are received and evaluated, an Application Evaluation Report will be issued and your status will be changed. For more information, please refer to the Admission Status Information page.

4  Schedule an initial advising session with your academic advisor

The CSU Admissions Department will contact you to finalize your enrollment and schedule your first advising session with your academic advisor, who will serve as your main point of contact throughout your degree program. If you are unable to speak with the Admissions Department, your advisor will reach out to you directly, or you can call 877-323-4471 to set an appointment. This initial advising session is an opportunity for your academic advisor to learn about you and your individual situation and goals, and develop your educational pathway that will enable you to attain these goals. During this session, you and your advisor will work together to develop a course of action for degree completion known as a Comprehensive Degree Report (CDR). Your advisor will also provide you with important tips for success throughout your journey at CSU. This is an important step, so be looking for the call – you advisor is ready to help!

Transcript Request Service

CSU will obtain domestic transcripts from previously attended institutions and high schools, and secure GED scores on your behalf. Please Note: Some institutions may require the student to obtain transcripts directly. If this is the case, we will notify you via email.