Central State Global Online Admissions

Undergraduate online admissions and enrollment process

Undergraduate online enrollment

Three steps in the enrollment process with the duration expected to complete each step are listed below.

  • Step 1: Application and acceptance to Central State University include the application submission, the Union Verification Form, the Central State Global application document checklist, and official transcripts to complete your file. After we have all the required documents, we will issue a decision within 14-21 business days.
    • Note: After an applicant’s file is assigned to an online team member, official transcripts and other documents are processed, indexed, and attached to the file within 14-21 business days if all official documents have been received by CSU.
  • Step 2: Transfer credit evaluation. We will receive and evaluate all transcripts within 30-60 business days.
  • Step 3: Course registration to become fully enrolled at Central State University. We conduct registration sessions after the completion of the transfer credit evaluations to ensure students have an effective course planning and registration session with their advisors within three to five business days.

Note: All steps are subject to business days and staff availability.

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Central State Global is a robust division of Central State University, offering online courses and programs in a variety of disciplines. Our easy application is for undergraduate students interested in expanding their educations with Central State Global.

Undergraduate online admissions

The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale from all previously attended institutions and a minimum of 45 college credit hours.

Students who have been dismissed from previous institutions within the last 12 months will not be considered for admission to Central State University. If a student has not earned a minimum of 45 credit hours, they will be required to submit their high school transcript and their GPA will be considered for admission.

All official transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be submitted to Central State University. A prior enrollment history review is completed on each applicant to identify all previously attended institutions. If an institution is listed on your checklist but you did not attend that institution, an official letter of non-attendance must be submitted to Central State from an officially authorized officer (Registrar, etc.) of that institution. Transcripts can be emailed directly to Central State at admissions@centralstate.edu or by postal mail to:

Central State University
Office of Online Admissions — Transcripts
PO Box 1004
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Official transcripts must come directly from the institution in a sealed envelope. For institutions that have closed, please contact the state Department of Education where the institution is located to retrieve official transcripts.

IMPORTANT: After you apply to CSU, please remember to download the Central State Global application document checklist, add your official transcript order information, and then upload it to your application checklist. Our online admissions team will use this document to help research and process your official transcripts to promptly complete your file to render a decision within 14-21 business days.

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Arletha McSwain, Ph.D.
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Harold Dixon, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Online Admissions

Undergraduate online academic advising

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Central State University is committed to providing exceptional support services for all students. Online students should arrange their online advising appointments through MOSAIC.

Graduate online admission and enrollment process

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Graduate online enrollment

The graduate student admissions process consists of three steps in helping students enroll in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate program.

Step 1: Application and acceptance to CSU. The graduate application and enrollment process includes completion and submission of our online application, the Graduate Document Checklist, official transcript(s) with degree conferred, a current resume, a letter of intent, recommendation letters, and other required documentation to complete the applicant’s file.

Step 2: Graduate school (MBA) committee review. The graduate school (MBA) committee will review the completed file to render a final decision. A decision is rendered within 14-21 business days.

Step 3: Course registration, orientation, and onboarding. If accepted to CSU, the graduate advising department will schedule and conduct a registration to help students register for courses as post-baccalaureate or graduate students.

Graduate online admissions

Global online graduate student applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in business from a regionally accredited institution and a GPA of 3.0. Prospective applicants without a degree in business must complete the prerequisites for entering the graduate program.

The GMAT standardized test is required and waived for applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. After completing the Global online application, additional documents are needed to complete your application file for review and evaluation. Download the Graduate Application Document Checklist and follow the instructions to submit your required documentation. You can also download additional admissions requirements and the Student Handbook.

Official transcripts and other required documents can be sent to graduateadmission@centralstate.edu.

Note: All steps are subject to staff availability and business days.

Use the graduate application document checklist to ensure your file is complete and ready for your evaluation and final decision. 

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Online degree-seeking, certificate-seeking, and graduate students can apply by clicking the button below.

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Graduate Admissions

Central State Global Union Partnership program

Marauder Returns program

The Marauder Returns program enables students who have previously attended Central State and have not completed a degree the opportunity to return to the Institution.

If you are eligible, CSU will cover your prior CSU balance up to $7,500 upon graduation!

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Admissions partnership programs

Admissions partnership programs

  • Central State Global has partnered with InStride, a leader in tailoring education pathways for corporate organizations to increase academic credentials, training, and skill development for their employees. Check with your employer to see if InStride has partnered with them as an education pathway coordinator.

  • Students who enroll in courses at Central State for one semester and expect to return to their original institution at the end of the semester may be admitted as transient students. To qualify, students must be in good standing in a recognized college or university. 

    Transient students are not eligible for Central State financial aid. Their registration will terminate at the end of the semester. If a transient student enrolled at Central State wants to continue at CSU at the end of the semester, the student must submit official transcripts from any other colleges and/or universities attended and their final high school transcript, if applicable, and re-apply for regular admission as a transfer student.

    Transient students may apply for on-campus transient admission or online transient admission. This page provides information specific to online admission. Apply for on-campus transient admission

    Criteria for online transient admission

    All transient applicants must meet the following criteria for admission to Central State University:

    1. Submit an application.
    2. Submit a letter of good standing from the registrar of the home institution.
    3. Submit an official copy of their transcript.

    Central State Global has established key partnerships with premiere transient student organizations, including AcadeumBridge Top Education (BTOP), and Lion.


Office of Online Admissions | FAQs

  • Students can apply and submit supporting documentation to be considered for admissions until the first day of courses for each semester and/or term; however, students who have been accepted but not enrolled in the immediate term will be rolled over to the next available term. Students must meet all requirements for acceptance and enrollment.

  • No. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities that they have attended. You will not be admitted without the official transcripts from each institution.

  • Do not submit another application. After your application has been processed, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@centralstate.edu to correct your information.

  • Do not submit another application. Please check your application checklist portal to see the status of your application. If you do not see any updates, send an email to onlineadmissions@centralstate.edu.

  • Contact the Office of Online Admissions at admissions@centralstate.edu. An online team member will reply to your email.

  • You can check the status of your application at any time on the application portal. Allow 14-21 business days for processing. You will be notified by email once you have been admitted. Be sure to check your junk inbox. If you still do not see an email, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@centralstate.edu.

  • After your transfer credit evaluation has been completed, you will receive a link via email to schedule an appointment with your advisor to register for classes. Remember, there are three steps in the enrollment process.

    1. Acceptance to Central State
    2. Transfer credit evaluation
    3. Course registration

    Congratulations! You are fully enrolled at Central State University.

  • To expedite processing times, submit your official transcript through one of the electronic methods below.

    Official transcripts must come directly from the institution and must be in a sealed envelope.

    If sending official transcripts directly from the institution by regular mail, please mail them to:

    Central State University
    Office of Online Admissions – Transcripts
    PO Box 1004
    Wilberforce, OH 45384

Central State Global online degree programs

Online certificates program offerings

  • A degree in Agricultural Education will prepare you for an exciting career teaching others about Agriculture. Content courses cover a wide variety of topics including Animal Science, Agribusiness, Education, Mechanics, Plant Science, Soil Science, and other related sciences.  You will learn Skills to faciliate learning for a wide variety of audiences and ages, In addition you can take advantage of multiple opportunities to gain experience through Internships.  In Agricultural Education you will grow into a leader in your field of study.    

  • Are you currently working in the tech industry and looking to enhance your knowledge and skills in the cybersecurity domain? Or you want to break into the industry for the first time but need more time to complete a full bachelor's degree program. If so, consider obtaining a certificate in cybersecurity from Central State University! This option will equip you with the expertise and practical experience necessary to excel in the field without requiring a significant time commitment. Take advantage of this opportunity to advance your career and enter the exciting world of cybersecurity!

  • The online semiconductor processing certificate program, offered by the John W. Garland College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture at Central State University, is your gateway to learn from experienced professionals and gain practical skills that open doors to job opportunities in leading companies like Intel.

Online bachelor's degree program offerings

  • Mind your business!

    At Central State University, we can teach you to do just that. Explore the many concentrations that we have in the Business Administration degree. 


  • The Criminal Justice major provides an overview of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime, and issues relating to social control. The program is structured around a core of criminal justice courses that include topics in law enforcement, the judicial process, and the correctional system.

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities — Interdisciplinary Studies prepares students for a wide range of careers by fostering the adaptability, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills necessary for personal and professional success in the 21st century.

  • The Educational Studies (EDS) program leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS). Educational Studies is a non-licensure degree program and does not lead to a license in education. 


    The Primary (PK-5) Education program leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) and a license in education. 

  • The Intervention Specialist Education (Mild/Moderate) Program leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) and a license in education. 

Online minor program offerings

  • Minor in Africana Studies and unveil the vibrant tapestry of Africa and its diaspora with our captivating Minor in African Studies! Immerse yourself in a dynamic 19-21 credit journey that begins with the fascinating AFS 1200 and IDS 2100 courses. Unravel the rich arts and literature of the African Diaspora through two engrossing courses, while another pair delves into the enthralling history and philosophy of the diaspora. Expand your horizons with at least one course centered on Africa or non-U.S. African Diaspora regions like South/Central America and the Caribbean. Customize your learning experience further by selecting from a curated list of relevant university courses, all in close consultation with your advisor. Don't miss this chance to unlock the secrets of Africa and its global connections - enroll now!

Online master's program offerings

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    Ready when you are! Advance your career on your own terms!

    Offered 100% online, Central State University's online MBA is designed for working professionals who want to advance their careers but need flexible educational schedules. Transform your world and distinguish yourself in the workplace. It's all possible in just one year.

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