Cleveland State reviews student applications on a rolling basis up to two weeks prior to the start of the semester. However, high school students applying for the following fall semester should complete their applications as early as possible in their senior year. First- year students interested in applying for the Honors Program should apply before January 15 of each year. Students applying as juniors (60-89 credit hours) to the Honors Program should apply by February 28 of each year. Selection of students for merit-based scholarships begins in November of each year for qualified students who are admitted to the university. Applicants who apply well in advance of the start of the semester have the advantage of being among the first to be considered for scholarships, reserve housing, schedule orientation and register for classes.
Many programs can admit only limited numbers of new students. When all the space in a program is taken, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no longer considers applications for that program. In any case, you should make sure that all your application materials are in the admissions office by the following priority dates:
Fall Semester Admission: July 15
Spring Semester Admission: November 1
Summer Semester Admission: April 15
Although we will make every effort to process applications received after the priority date, they cannot be guaranteed to be processed in time for that semester.
After all materials are received to complete an application file, the file is reviewed and the applicant is sent a letter indicating acceptance or denial.