The Office of Enrollment Management      

First Time Student FAQ's

What is CCSJ’s tuition rate?
Tuition (and fees) for a full-time student is $14,680 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Part-time tuition (less than 12 credit hours per term) is $465 per credit hour.

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

Is an application fee required?
An application fee is not required when applying to CCSJ.

How much is the tuition deposit?
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.

What is the average class size at CCSJ?
The average class size is 16 students.

What majors do you offer?
Click here for a complete list of majors. Our top four programs that students choose to major in are Business Management, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Education.

I'm interested in visiting the campus. Who do I contact and how do I get there?
To schedule a visit, contact the Office of Admissions and an Admissions Counselor will assist you. [Directions to the main campus]

How close is the campus to Chicago and what is the neighborhood like around the campus?
It is approximately 20 miles to downtown Chicago 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.

Does CCSJ offer an athletics program?
CCSJ offers 19 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports. Interested students will need to 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.

I was home-schooled. Does CCSJ accept home school transcripts?
In many cases, home school credit s and diplomas can be accepted. An Admissions Counselor will review your transcript once your application file is complete.

Is the CCSJ campus safe?
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.

Will I have to pay a fee for parking?

CCSJ does not charge for parking on campus.

What type of housing options does CCSJ offer?
CCSJ does not offer housing on campus. It is the responsibility of the student to make living arrangements. There are housing options available through the Northwest Indiana Times and apartment websites such as or

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

What options are there for financial aid?
There are academic and athletics scholarships available, as well as need based aid. Visit our financial aid web page for more detail.

How can I get involved at CCSJ?
Why not join one of our many student organizations?. It’s a great way to meet other students, learn a lot ,and have a good time.

I have more questions about Calumet College of St. Joseph. Who do I contact?

You can call the Office of Admissions at CCSJ at (219) 473-4215 or toll free at 877-700-9100 ext 215, or you can send us an e-mail at An Admissions Counselor will gladly answer your questions for you.




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