How to Apply for Online Courses

Follow these steps to apply for degree, licensure and certificate admission for online courses at Cleveland State University.


Complete the application for admission


You may complete an application using one of the following methods:

Graduate Students:

The below graduate programs use a different system for application processing. Please follow the links below to apply for:

Some programs require a supplemental application. See the list of Graduate Programs for specific program information.


Undergraduate Students:

Read the information on applying and be aware of important admission requirements and important dates and deadlines. Requirements may be different for freshman and transfer students. Colleges and programs may also have additional requirements in addition to the University requirements.

The below undergraduate program uses a different system for application processing. Please follow the link below to apply for:


Pay the Application Fee

A $40 non-refundable application fee is required for all degree, licensure and certificate programs. The application fee may be paid at the time the online application is filed, or it may be paid by check or money order, payable to CSU, and mailed to the address below. The Master of Occupational Therapy and Master of Science in Nursing programs require a fee of $55. Workshop applicants and non-degree applicants are not required to pay the fee.


Obtain Official Transcripts

Graduate Students:

  • Submit official transcripts from every post-high school institution attended.
  • The College of Education and Human Services requires transcripts only from the institution which granted the bachelor's degree(s) and master's degree(s).
  • Graduate Admissions Processing will obtain Cleveland State University transcripts - no need for current CSU students to order official CSU transcripts.

Undergraduate Students:

  • Submit official high school transcript or GED scores or official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended other than Cleveland State University (including post-secondary course work).


Submit Official Entrance Exam Scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT).

Not all programs require entrance exams. See the list of programs in the Graduate Catalog for specific program information.


Submit Letters of Recommendation.

Not all programs require letters of recommendation. See the list of Graduate Programs for specific program information.

Application materials sent by U.S. Mail should be addressed to:

Graduate Admissions Processing
Cleveland State University, Campus411 All-in-1
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Application materials delivered in person or by a delivery service (UPS, FedEx, DHL) should be delivered to:

Campus411 All-in-1
Main Classroom 116
1899 E. 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

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