From Application to Admission

Welcome to Calumet College of St. Joseph! As a first-year college student, you will receive a whole-person education rooted in social justice, service and community. Our students benefit from small class sizes and individualized attention, where faculty and staff foster an environment of equity, diversity and critical thinking.

With a long-standing history of educating the Calumet region in the Catholic tradition:


Admissions Process

Our admissions process is straightforward and clear.

Complete an Online Application for Admission
Submit official high school transcript or GED

IMPORTANT: students that graduated from an Indiana high school must provide their official high school transcript as well as a copy of their high school diploma for verification

Submit official SAT or ACT scores

IMPORTANT: results are not required for admission, but can be used for scholarship and placement consideration.

Take ACCUPLACER Test on CCSJ campus if so required by the Office of Enrollment Management

Frequently Asked Questions


ACT and SAT scores are not required for admission to CCSJ. However, in order for first-year students to qualify for CCSJ academic scholarships, these scores are needed. It is also required to have submitted the ACT or SAT results if you plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics at CCSJ.

CCSJ does not charge an application fee to first-year students.

CCSJ does not require an admission deposit to confirm enrollment. However, students who apply and are admitted early in the enrollment cycle for a given term are invited to register early.

The average class size is 12 students.

Yes, home school credits and diplomas can be accepted. An Admissions Counselor will review your transcript once your application file is complete.

New student orientation activities typically take place approximately one week before the beginning of classes. You will be notified by mail of your orientation date in early summer.

Academic and athletics scholarships are available, as is need-based aid. Visit our financial aid web page for more detail.

Student Life

Downtown Chicago is approximately 20 miles from our Whiting campus. The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau lists things to do in Chicago, and the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce gives a description of the North Hammond/Whiting area where the main campus of CCSJ is located.

Yes. CCSJ offers 16 men’s, women’s and coed intercollegiate sports. Interested students must contact the coach of the sport in which they wish to participate. Student-athletes who have signed an athletics letter of intent are eligible for athletic grants. In order to participate in CCSJ athletics, all student-athletes must be enrolled at the college for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Yes. The CCSJ campus is monitored by security officers and cameras both day and evening. Our security officers have the power to arrest offenders that may threaten members of the College community.

No. CCSJ does not charge for parking on campus.

Students can live minutes from campus at The Illiana. There are also many apartments within walking distance of the college. Housing options are available through the Northwest Indiana Times, in addition to real estate web sites such as,, and

CCSJ offers a variety of student organizations, activities and clubs. The student organizations are as diverse as our student body and are a great way to meet new people and enhance your college experience.

If you have more questions about Calumet College of St. Joseph, please contact the Office of Admissions at (219) 473-4215 or toll free at (877) 700-9100 ext 215. You may also email us at An Admissions Counselor will gladly answer your questions.

Office of Enrollment

 Phone: (219) 473-4215
 Office: Room 116


  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

You Belong

at Calumet College of St. Joseph!