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Direct From High School
There's more than one way to earn a college degree, and starting at Columbus State can be among the smartest. Whether your're looking to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and transfer to a four-year college, or you want an associate degree that gets you career-ready, we've got the education you need. What's more, you'll get it at the lowest tuition in central Ohio.
We've worked closely with colleges across Ohio (including The Ohio State University) to set up transfer agreements. That means the credits you earn at Columbus State will transfer directly to the four-year college you choose. You'll have a detailed plan to earn your degree - one that starts at Columbus State and takes you right to your goal of a bachelor's degree.
Check our Academic Calendar for important dates in the semester you are applying for. Columbus State's deadlines are usually a little later than most colleges, so don't assume you've missed out!
We have an open admissions policy, so we don't require high school transcripts or ACT and SAT scores as a criteria for admission. However, supplying these scores can help us determine if you need to take placement test or not, so it's a great idea to send them to Columbus State!
We will need your final official high school transcripts for many programs and courses, though, so remember to send them in. If you're submitting AP scores, we'll need them directly from the College Board - we can't take them off your high school transcript.