Central State Global Online Admissions


All processes, policies, and information contained on this page are specific to the Central State Global Online Admissions application.

  • If you want to attend Central State University as an on-campus student, please see one of our other application options. Each application has different processes, policies, and information specific to the application type. 

First-year undergraduate (campus) admission Undergraduate (campus) admission


Online admissions and enrollment process

Contact the Office of Online Admissions

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Office of Online Admissions


Arletha McSwain, Ph.D.
Chief Online Officer
E: amcswain@centralstate.edu

Harold Dixon, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Online Admissions
E: hdixon@centralstate.edu 

Enrollment and Admissions requirements


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

  • 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 for your file, we will issue a decision within 14-21 business days.
    • Note: Official transcripts are processed within seven to 17 days after the Office of Online Admissions receives your documents.
  • 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.


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 collectively.

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

MOSAIC academic advisor appointments

Online students should arrange their online advising appointments through the Marauder Online Student Advising Information Center (MOSAIC). 

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Central State Global Union Partnership program

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 University 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 University financial aid funds. 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 either on-campus Transient Admission or Online Transient Admission. This page provides information specific to Online Admission. If you want to apply for on-campus Transient Admission see Non-Traditional Undergrad (Campus) Admissions


    Criteria for online transient admission

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

    1. Submit a Central State Global undergraduate admissions 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 applications and 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 to correct your information via email at admissions@centralstate.edu

  • No. 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, please send an email to admissions@centralstate.edu

  • Contact the Office of Online Admissions via 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 to 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, feel free to contact the Office of Admissions directly via email 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 CSU
    2. Transfer Credit Evaluation, and
    3. Course Registration, then you are fully enrolled at CSU.
  • To expedite processing times, submit your OFFICIAL transcript via one of the below electronic methods:

    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
    Central State University
    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.    

  • A certificate in cybersecurity is an option for anyone who currently works in the tech field and wants to expand their knowledge in the cybersecurity niche. It may also be a great solution for someone who is looking to break into the industry for the first time, but may not have time to complete a bachelor’s degree program.

Online Bachelor 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 Master's Program Offerings

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Student Online Admissions Inquiries

Contact us with your Online Admission Questions

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