Non-Degree

If you are enrolled or planning to enroll at another institution and seeking transferable credit, or taking courses for personal or professional purposes with no intent to earn a degree or certificate, these steps will help you get started. 

Get Started

Select “Standard” and select your reason for attending as “visiting” or “non-degree.”  You will be admitted to the College and can register for classes within minutes as a non-degree seeking (NDS) student.

Explore MyCState/Self-Service

You will receive an email to the personal email address listed on your application that will include your Student ID number, user name and Surgemail (CState email) account information that you will use to log into your MyCState/Self-Service account to register and pay for classes.

Follow the steps below to get started.

Step 1: Go to MyCState (https://mycstate.cincinnatistate.edu).
Step 2: Click the Forgot/reset password? link in the Login Here box.
Step 3: Follow the prompts to setup your security information for Cincinnati State email, portal, and network access. Note: Use your full email address in the Email or Username box.

Learn more about  MyCState/ Self-Service

Select Courses, Register, and Pay

Verify Courses for Transfer Eligibility

If you are planning to transfer your CState course(s) back to your home institution, we encourage you to talk with your advisor or chair at your home institution to determine which courses are right for your program of study, and work with your advisor to assure these courses will transfer in and apply toward your degree.

Students attending colleges within the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area may also want to confirm with their home institution if enrolling through the GC3 Cross Registration Program is appropriate. Paperwork can be picked up at your home institution’s Registrar Office and must be submitted to Cincinnati State’s Office of the Registrar.

Select Courses You Intend to Register For

Search for Classes online.  Select the “semester” you wish to attend and enter the subject code and course number for the courses you want to register for.  Click “submit” and you’ll see the list of available class sections. Make note of the courses and sections (class days/times) you want to register for (example: ENG-101-001).

Register for Classes

You may register online through MyCState/Self-Service or contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

If you are unable to register for a class because of prerequisite requirements, send email to ro@cincinnatistate.edu from your Cincinnati State email account, and list the courses you want to take. Include the semester, subject code, course number, and section number (example: ENG-101-001). We will register you for the courses you want to take, and send you an email confirmation.

After your registration is complete, you can view your schedule in your Self-Service.

Pay for Classes

Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid. Pay online through MyCState/Self-Service or visit the Cashier’s Office for more information.

Final Details

SurgeCard (Student ID)

Your SurgeCard is your official student identification and can be used to check out resources in the Library, to print in campus computer labs, for access to the Fitness Center on Clifton Campus, and for other uses.

To obtain your SurgeCard, you must have your Cincinnati State student ID number (on your registration statement) and picture identification.

Visit the Student Activities Office on Clifton Campus (ATLC 204) or at the Middletown campus to have your photo taken and obtain your SurgeCard.

Parking & Transportation

Clifton Campus Parking: A parking permit is $75 a semester, and allows unlimited parking in student lots and the garages. Purchase a permit through Self-Service. Daily parking in the Central Parkway Garage and designated lots is $5 per day.

Bus discount card: After you get your SurgeCard, you can apply for a Metro Card (bus discount card) through Self-Service. Learn More Here

Request Transcript (To be Sent to Another Institution)

Cincinnati State offers online transcript ordering through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) self-service secure site. Please visit our transcript page for more information.

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