Prairie State College Transfer Students
From Prairie State College to CCSJ
Welcome to Calumet College of St. Joseph! As a Prairie State College transfer student, CCSJ is committed to helping you transfer and complete your degree. At CCSJ, 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, you will feel the seamless transition from the Prairie State College family to ours.
WE ARE THE CRIMSON WAVE!
Transfer Admission Guidelines
To be considered for admission, transfer students must submit a completed Application for Admission form and official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities attended. If the transcripts show fewer than 12 hours of credit transferable to Calumet College of St. Joseph, an official high school transcript or an official General Education Development (GED) test score must be submitted. Admission will be granted to transfer applicants who have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, although transfer applicants who plan to study Education must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and other specific majors may have other minimum requirements. Applicants who do not meet these minimum GPA standards may still be admitted based on a review of the applicant’s file by the Enrollment Management Office. The College reserves the right to require on-campus assessment as a condition of admission for transfer students when appropriate, based on the information submitted in the application process.
Calumet College of St. Joseph will accept no more than 66 semester hours from a junior/community college and no more than 94 semester hours from a four-year college toward a bachelor degree.
Our admissions process for Prairie State College transfer students is straightforward and clear
Complete an Online Application for Admission
Submit official transcripts from Prairie State College and all colleges and universities attended
IMPORTANT: Please contact colleges and universities directly to have transcripts sent to Calumet College of St. Joseph. We do not make any exceptions to this requirement. If you have coursework in progress at the time of your application to CCSJ, do not wait to complete this work before sending an official transcript. Send transcripts that document all coursework completed to date.
Submit your FAFSA
CCSJ School Code: 001834
Review transfer credit evaluation with your Transfer Enrollment Counselor
Take ACCUPLACER Test on CCSJ campus
(if GenEd requirements have not yet been met, or if standardized test scores have not waived this requirement)
Register for classes
Welcome to CCSJ!
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.
In many cases, 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.
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 rent.com, apartments.com, and craigslist.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. An Admissions Counselor will gladly answer your questions.
Office of Enrollment
- 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.