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The Deadline to start an application for admission for the Spring 2021 semester is extended to Friday, December 18, 2020. 

I want you to know that my staff and myself are there for you to help  to make your experience as productive as can be and looking forward to receive your application. 

Our offices are open and staffed every day from 10am to 4pm. Of course, we love to see you, but keeping safety in mind, we encourage you to stay safe and NOT to come to the campus unless you absolutely have to. It is much easier to contact our staff through e-mail and most services can be rendered online. 

We faced many challenges.

We will face many.

Together we will prevail!


 Dean Potluri


Devi Prasad V. Potluri,


School of Graduate and Professional Studies.


Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is performed by private membership associations. 

University Accreditation


Chicago State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411). This independent corporation was founded in 1895 and is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

For further information from the Higher Learning Commission, please contact the Commission at or by phone at 312-263-0456.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation assures the public, students, faculty, and staff that our University meets stated HLC criteria. Accreditation signifies the certification of acceptable institutional quality and integrity, and it acknowledges that the institution has undergone rigorous internal and external evaluation. Accreditation is the official standing and affirmation that a university provides the quality of higher education that the general public has the right to expect and that the educational community recognizes.

There is a difference between institutional accreditation and program accreditation. Institutional accreditation looks at an institution in its entirety without making judgments about specific programs. Program accreditation is carried out by specific accrediting bodies that examine curricula and course content to evaluate the extent to which programs meet specific criteria.

See the links on the left for details about the many accredited programs in CSU colleges.

For additional information, click here.

 For further information, please contact the University Accreditation Steering Committee at