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This temporary policy was developed to address issues and concerns that have emerged due to COVID-19 to lessen the impact on our applicants and their ability to submit all necessary admissions documentation. There are challenges with collection of high school transcripts because of school closures, and ACT/SAT has been suspended. This policy addresses these challenges and provides a temporary pathway to students wanting to attend CSU Global.


This policy applies to any student who graduated in 2020, and for any students that would fall under the Freshman Admissions criteria starting a program between March 23, 2020 and September 30, 2020. Students who are admitted under this policy will be admitted under a provisional status and required to meet the conditions of provisional admissions.

  • ACT/SAT scores will be waived for those who were not or are not able to take the test due to COVID-19.
  • Review of HEAR recommendations as a part of admission is suspended for applicants unable to produce a high school transcript at the time of admissions due to school closures; however, a review will be conducted upon receipt of high school transcripts and may be reviewed for a waiver.
  • CSU Global may base initial admissions decisions on the self-reporting HS GPA on the application when the HS Transcript is unavailable due to school closures; students will be required to provide HS Transcripts and/or proof of high school completion or equivalency within one year of being admitted to the university.


  • Admissions Application will require applicants to provide their HS GPA which will be used in lieu of a HS transcript if one is not available.
  • The Admissions team will confirm that records are not available through the HS.
  • Students will be placed in a student group for up to a year after admissions until a transcript can be provided. At one year, the student will be placed on registration hold and required to provide transcripts before continuing in their program.
  • Office of the Registrar in collaboration with Sr. Leadership will review these temporary policies in August 2020 to determine if any further extensions or exceptions need to be made.
  • We will track the volume of provisional freshman in both the standard and temporary provisional groups to ensure that we are monitoring our population to understand where we stand in accordance the 20% window.