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Holiday Break

Holiday BreakCampus Holiday Break is Thursday, December 25, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015.

  • The college is closed, and there will be no on-campus, in-person, or telephone student services available during the Holiday Break.
  • Online registration and fee payment via CougarWeb will be available.
  • Avoid the holiday rush and register NOW for Spring Semester, which begins Monday, January 12, 2015.


Holiday Break FAQs

Are services for students closed on all campuses and Regional Learning Centers?


What WILL I be able to access online during the Holiday Break?

Student email
The college website:
The Spring Semester Class Schedule
All other web-based resources

Can I register for Spring Semester classes during this period?

Yes, using CougarWeb, you can log on and register for classes and pay fees.  You can also access the Spring Semester Class Schedule to search for your classes. The fee payment deadline for Spring Semester is January 7, 2015 at 11 p.m.

What if I discover a restriction on my registration during this period and am unable to register?

If you have a financial restriction such as an unpaid fee, parking ticket, or etc., you can pay it online, however you may not be able to immediately register for classes. Other restrictions that require personal assistance—such as an academic restriction or financial aid restriction—may have to wait until January 2, 2015 or later to be resolved.

Can I call or email someone if I need help?

During the Holiday Break, you may receive a bounce-back message to your email, which will be answered after the break.The Telephone Information Center will also have a holiday break message, instructing you to call back on January 2, 2015.  

When is the best time to register or pay my fees?

Register now! 

You have until December 24 to select your Spring Semester classes and get answers to all your questions. If you encounter a problem or restriction registering for Spring Semester during the holiday break period, wait until January 2, when all Student Services will open to help you.  The last day to pay fees for Spring Semester 2015 is January 7, 2015 by 11 p.m.  Classes begin January 12, 2015!

Get Started - A Step by Step Guide - Applying and Registering for Classes at Columbus State

Future Students, Applying for college doesn't have to be a chore. There are five steps you need to complete:

  • Step 1: Apply For Admission
  • Step 2: Apply For Financial Aid
  • Step 3: Getting Started Information Session (Orientation)
  • Step 4: COMPASS/ESL Placement Testing
  • Step 5: Registration Workshop
  • Step 6: Register and Pay Fees

View the full Get Started Guide