Columbus State Community College is committed to the principle of providing each student
access to quality educational programs and lifelong learning. An application for admission
is required for all applicants pursuing enrollment in academic credit courses. Information
provided on the Columbus State Community College admissions application is used to
determine initial admission status.
Additional documentation is required for certain applicant categories, such as: International/non-immigrant applicants, permanent residents, applicants with a felony or violent misdemeanor, PSEO, and Dual Enrollment students. Applicants not meeting established procedures will not be admitted to Columbus
State. Applicants must complete their application by the Application Deadline Dates.
New applicants generally need to take the COMPASS/ESL Placement Test in order to determine which classes they will need to take before they enroll. Applicants
who complete the college's placement test and place into the first level developmental
education reading AND mathematics courses are required to register and successfully
complete the noncredit CougarEdge English and Mathematics courses prior to enrollment in credit-bearing courses. Applicants
who complete the college's
placement test and place into the noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) Basic
English course are required to register and successfully complete the noncredit ESL
Basic English course(s) prior to enrollment in credit-bearing ESL and other courses
with specific prerequisites.
Also, many individual programs are "selective." For example, while almost anyone will
be admitted into Columbus State, you'll need to fulfill prerequisites and submit an
application to get into the Nursing program. Some majors are quite competitive, so
be sure to read through the program admission requirements and check with an Admissions Advisor before starting.
Not sure if you're ready for college work? Start with a basic Math or English class,
or take a Developmental Education class for remedial work. We can also help you get your GED.