Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I register online if I am seeking re-admission to Central State University?
- What four-year degree programs are available at Central State University-Dayton?
- Can I earn my Social Work degree at the Dayton location?
- What information and/or items must I have in order to apply for admission to Central State?
- Is Tuition Assistance still available for the fall term?
- How do I apply for financial aid?
- How do I know what classes to take for my major?
- I don’t know what I want to do after college. Can someone help me with my decision?
- Is Central State on quarters or semesters?
- How many hours do I have to complete in order to graduate?
- If I take classes at CSU-Dayton and in Wilberforce, does the University provide transportation between the two?
- If I attend the Dayton location, would I still be eligible for sports and student activities on the main campus in Wilberforce?
- Is there public transportation that will take me to the Dayton location?
Q: Can I register online if I am seeking re-admission to Central State University?
A: No. Online application is only available to new freshmen at this time. Students seeking to be re-admitted should download an application from the CSU Website, print it, fill it out, and bring it to CSU-Dayton between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. If you bring a copy of your CSU transcript, it will assist in expediting the advising process. Please note that students who previously attended Central State University but withdrew, and did not enroll in another post secondary institution, must apply for re-admission.
Q: What four-year degree programs are available at Central State University-Dayton?
A: In addition to the ability to complete all General Education requirements, a student can complete the requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an option in Management. There are also expanded course offerings in Criminal Justice, Elementary Education and Social Work. Please note that Early Childhood Education majors have additional field observation work and should work closely with their faculty advisor to schedule their courses.
Q. Can I earn my Social Work or Criminal Justice degree at the Dayton location?
A: No, not at this time. However, we do offer a number of the courses that are required for each degree. You can complete several classes before transferring to the Main Campus to finish the program.
Q: What information and/or items must I have in order to apply for admission to Central State?
A: You must present your high school transcript or GED certification. If you graduated from high school more than one year ago, you must provide documentation of high school or GED completion. No ACT/SAT is required, but you will be required to complete a placement test.
Q. How do I apply for financial aid?
A: You need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. It is available on Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In addition, you can meet with a Financial Aid counselor who will assist you in identifying financial options for attending college.
Q: I don’t know what I want to do after college. Can someone help me with my decision?
A: Yes, an academic advisor can sit down with you and discuss your career goals and areas of interest in order to assist you with your educational choices.
Q: Is Central State on Quarters or Semesters?
A: Central State University operates on a Semester calendar. The fall semester begins in August and ends in December. The spring semester begins in January and ends in May. Check the University homepage under Academic Calendar for exact dates.
Q: If I take classes at CSU-Dayton and in Wilberforce, does the University provide transportation between the two locations?
A: Not at this time, but as the need increases, we will review the possibility of providing this service.
Q: If I attend classes at the Dayton location, would I still be eligible for sports and student activities on the campus in Wilberforce?
A: Yes. All students have full access to programs and activities offered by the University as long as they meet University policies related to academic eligibility and the specific criteria for those activities.
Q: Is there public transportation that will take me to the Dayton location?
A: Yes, the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus route # 8 drops students directly across the street from the Dayton location.