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Frequently Asked Questions

APPLYING TO CSB/SJU

Does it matter if I apply to CSB/SJU using the Common Application instead of the CSB/SJU GetINspired application? 

Your FAFSA has been selected by the federal government for verification. When this happens (and about 30% of FAFSAs are selected) there are only two ways to satisfy or complete the verification requirement. One is to utilize the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer the student's and parents' income and taxes into the FAFSA. The second is to request a tax return transcript directly from the IRS, which adds time to the process because it has to be mailed to the financial aid office. 

What are my chances of being accepted for admission?

Financial aid notifications are normally mailed within three weeks of the CSB/SJU Financial Aid Office receiving the required forms necessary to complete your financial aid application.

TRANSFERRING COLLEGE AND AP/IB CREDITS

How can I find out what scores I need to achieve on an AP or IB exam to receive college credit at CSB/SJU?

Students who have previously studied Spanish, French or German will take a placement test to determine the appropriate course for continued study at the college level. You may do this at any time, but will definitely want to complete the appropriate foreign language placement exam before submitting your course registration paperwork.

Will my college credits transfer to CSB/SJU?

Students who have previously studied Spanish, French or German will take a placement test to determine the appropriate course for continued study at the college level. You may do this at any time, but will definitely want to complete the appropriate foreign language placement exam before submitting your course registration paperwork.

LIVING ON CAMPUS

Why do 85 percent of your students live on campus all four years?

You can begin filling out your housing form in early April. Before you can complete your housing form, you'll need to receive your Banner ID, which is included in your welcome brochure. Your welcome brochure will be mailed to you approximately two weeks after you have submitted the $300 enrollment deposit to secure your spot at CSB/SJU. The housing form is available in the Forms Portal section and is due by June 1. Please note that we do not begin the roommate matching process until the form deadline so there is no advantage to submitting your paperwork early.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO AT CSB/SJU?

Have you taken college credits in high school and wonder how they will transfer?

Learn more.

TWO SEPARATE COLLEGES

Is CSB and all women's school and SJU and all men's school?

For your first semester, we actually select your classes for you based on the academic interests you list on your Advising and Registration form, located in the Forms Portal section on the Accepted and Enrolled Students page. Our academic advisors will use this information to plan your first semester for you.

Which campus will I take classes on? Can I eat on both campuses?

You can expect to receive your class schedule in late July.

How do students get back and fourth between the two campuses?

PICKING A MAJOR

When is the first bill due?

The academic year is divided into two billing periods, fall semester and spring semester. Students will be billed for the fall semester on or near July 15, with a due date of August 10. The spring semester will be billed on or near December 15 with a January 10 due date. Please note that we do not send out paper bills. We use electronic billing so you will receive notification through an email from our Student Accounts Offices.

OUR CATHOLIC & BENEDICTINE TRADITION

What percentage of CSB/SJU students are Catholic?

Move-in day for the 2017 fall semester is August 24.

Are CSB/SJU students required to take religion classes and attend mass?

New Student Orientation for the 2017-2018 academic year takes place August 24-27. It begins the same day new students move into the residence halls. Learn more.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, INTERNSHIPS, STUDY ABROAD, and UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

When is the first bill due?

The academic year is divided into two billing periods, fall semester and spring semester. Students will be billed for the fall semester on or near July 15, with a due date of August 10. The spring semester will be billed on or near December 15 with a January 10 due date. Please note that we do not send out paper bills. We use electronic billing so you will receive notification through an email from our Student Accounts Offices.

ATHLETICS AT CSB/SJU

How do I let a coach know I'm interested in becoming an athlete at CSB/SJU?

The academic year is divided into two billing periods, fall semester and spring semester. Students will be billed for the fall semester on or near July 15, with a due date of August 10. The spring semester will be billed on or near December 15 with a January 10 due date. Please note that we do not send out paper bills. We use electronic billing so you will receive notification through an email from our Student Accounts Offices.

Do you offer intramural sports at CSB/SJU?

The academic year is divided into two billing periods, fall semester and spring semester. Students will be billed for the fall semester on or near July 15, with a due date of August 10. The spring semester will be billed on or near December 15 with a January 10 due date. Please note that we do not send out paper bills. We use electronic billing so you will receive notification through an email from our Student Accounts Offices.

DISABILITY SERVICES

Please visit the Disability Services page for more information or email Tom Sagerhorn, our Disability Specialist, with questions.