Fall is coming up faster than you think. Late registration is happening now, and classes begin Aug. 21. Register now to get your best choice of courses, times and locations.
If you are a returning Columbus State student, to plan your schedule, you can browse our course list, check the Plan of Study at your Department Home Page, or contact an Academic Advisor. If you're new to Columbus State, visit the Get Started Guide or contact an Admissions Advisor for next steps.
Your four-year plan begins with a smarter first two. For more and more students, that means taking two years at Columbus State (with our small classes and low tuition), then transferring to a four-year school to finish a bachelor’s degree.
Preferred Pathway®: We’ve had transfer agreements with The Ohio State University for years, but the Preferred Pathway® allows you to “pre-major” for your OSU degree while you’re here. If you’re a recent high school grad, you may also qualify for scholarships.
Search Transfer Agreements: We have agreements with dozens of colleges for hundreds of majors. Pick your major, pick your college and go.
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science: Our general-purpose Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees fulfill the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. An AA / AS degree works at almost every college in Ohio, and it’s taken students to schools like the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University.
Your first step is to apply for admission, and you can do that using our online application. The deadline for late applications for Fall is Aug. 14.
We don't require ACT or SAT scores for admission. However, we do require newly enrolled students to take the COMPASS placement test for first term course placement. Transfer credit for college-level English and math, ACT scores, CLEP, and/or AP credits may exempt you from taking some or all parts of the COMPASS placement test. Do I need to take the COMPASS test?
For many students, it's time to kick it into high gear to graduate on time. Most students will have to take at least 15 hours per semester in order to graduate in two years. Even part-time students should consider adding another class to save time and money.