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Tours/Visit Days

Sometimes you have to see it for yourself. Come down and take a tour, or visit Columbus State at one of our upcoming events.

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Campus Tours

We run regularly scheduled tours throughout the week. Columbus Campus tours begin in the Admissions Office on the lower lobby of Madison Hall; Delaware Campus tours start in the Student Services lobby of Moeller Hall.

Group Tours

Columbus Campus - Special arrangements can be made for groups or organizations that wish to bring groups of 10 or more prospective students to Columbus State. View more information about Columbus State's Campus Visitation Program here

Delaware Campus - To schedule a group visit of the Delaware Campus, call or e-mail for more information, or 740-203-8348.

View campus maps, buildings and directions.

Combo Sessions for Admitted Students

Pair your Next Steps Session for Accepted Students with a Campus Tour. Common days to schedule both an orientation and a tour are:  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You may even have enough time to take your COMPASS placement test the same day.

Sample Day (Monday):

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Columbus Campus Tour

2:15 - 3:30 pm - Next Steps Session for Accepted Students

Take a break

4:00 pm - COMPASS Test

Return the next day, or later in the week to attend a Registration Workshop

Register online for your campus tour and Next Steps Session for Accepted Students here.


Upcoming events


Preferred Pathway Information Sessions

May 6, 2014 6:00 p.m. - Columbus Campus

May 12, 2014 6:00 p.m. - Columbus Campus

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The Preferred Pathway Program is an innovative set of Pathway Programs that guarantee access to an Ohio State baccalaureate degree for qualified students transferring from Columbus State. Check-in will begin 15 minutes prior to the event.

Disability Services Transition Open House

Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:00 p.m

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Disability Services is hosting their 2nd Annual Transition Open House which will provide information to students and parents regarding the transition from high school to college. This event will include representatives from Admissions, current students, a parent of a student who has a disability, faculty member and all areas of Disability Services. Representatives will discuss the importance of self-advocacy, using accommodations, and the differences between high school and college. Check-in will begin 30 minutes prior to the event. A tour of Disability Services will take place after the event



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