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Just for Parents

You want your child to succeed. We do too.

Whether your student is now attending CSU or you’re in the middle of a college search, we’re happy to partner with you and help you along the way.

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Is CSU a Good Fit for your Student?

CSU Prepares Christ-Centered, Career-Ready Graduates

Your child will be immersed in career-skills training from many angles of campus life, from academics to leadership opportunities to co-curricular activities. Many of the more than 40 majors have hands-on learning experiences built right into the program, such as internships, practicums and student teaching.

The entire CSU experience is centered on the Word of God. Your child will learn from caring professors and have the opportunity to be mentored by resident directors, coaches and other staff members who truly care about the spiritual health of your child. Each is class taught from a biblical perspective, and the biblical worldview is reinforced through weekday chapels, service opportunities and intentional relationships.

CSU Works to Provide a Safe and Nurturing Environment

Your child will reside in one of our residence halls, intentionally designed to make it easy for them to form positive, God-honoring relationships. He or she will live in a three-bedroom, one-bathroom suite with up to five other students. Students benefit from this small-group atmosphere and the live-in adult mentorship provided by his or her resident director.

Trained guards provide 24-hour campus coverage, so grounds and buildings, including residence halls, are continuously patrolled day and night. Read more about safety and security.

CSU will Take the Guesswork out of Planning and Finances

We want to make sure you and your student have the tools you need to map out the undergraduate experience from start to finish.

A great place to start is the Net Price Calculator, which will give you a great idea of what your student’s costs could be. More than 99% of CSU students pay significantly less than the sticker price. In fact, the average institutional aid package in 2022 was $15,200!

Our team of professionals can help your student select a career path that matches his or her God-given passions, personality and goals, and then match that path to the academic program that will get your student there.

We’ll help you navigate the costs of higher education and establish a personalized financial plan to help your student earn a degree with minimal debt.

Schedule a visit for you and your student to meet with CSU representatives, and discover how we could help your student meet his or her career and life goals.

Resources for You

  • Watch Chapel
    Watch most chapel sessions live on CSU’s Facebook page, and learn along with your student! 
  • Campus and Region
    Get familiar with our beautiful campus and surrounding neighborhood.

Visiting Your Student

Limited on-campus guest housing, including single rooms and family suites, is available at a reasonable rate. Make a reservation.

Some hotels provide discounts to guests of CSU. Find hotels near campus here, and be sure to inquire about a CSU special rate.

Tips for Sending Your Student Mail

Student mailboxes will be assigned during Welcome Weekend. It is important that you include your son or daughter’s box number on your letters or packages for prompt delivery. REMEMBER: this is your student’s mailbox number, NOT a P.O. box number.

Please use the following address format for letters or packages:
John R. Doe, Box #111
Clarks Summit University
538 Venard Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Questions? Contact the mail center at 570.585.9365.


Stand on the Word and Go Far

See how you fit in here at CSU, where you'll learn through a biblical worldview, become part of an encouraging community and prepare to serve Christ through your life and career.




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