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Enrollment Information

The next program start date for the Massage Therapy Program is Autumn Semester, 2016.  The current enrollment process required for acceptance to the Massage Therapy Program includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Admission to the College: The Columbus State admissions application form is online at:

If the prospective student has not attended classes at Columbus State Community College for more than three years, the file may need to be reactivated. To reactivate your student file, call (614) 287-2453 or 1-800-621-6407, ext. 2453.

New students to the college and prospective applicants must take or have taken Placement Tests which are administered in the Testing Center located in Aquinas Hall. See the following website for specific hours, sample questions, and other details concerning this process:

Specific Program requirements for admission to the Degree and Certificate Programs:
* High school diploma or GED equivalency
* Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time classes begin
* Placement into ENGL 1100 – Composition I
* Placement into MATH 1104 – Mathematical Concepts for Business

* Completion of course prerequisites required to progress in MASS plans of study: COLS 1100, MULT 1110, and BIO 1112

PLEASE NOTE: The prerequisite for BIO 1112 is high school biology or BIO 0100, or passing the departmental BIO 0100 proficiency test, and placement into ENGL 1100.

Step 2 – Official Program Application: The prospective student should complete the Massage Therapy Program official application.

Massage Therapy Official Application

Step 3 – Written Statement of Interest and Intent:   The prospective student should compose a one page, double-spaced, typed, personal statement including reasons why they want to complete the Massage Therapy Program, how they are planning on ensuring success in this program, and discussion as to how they plan to utilize their education. The statement of interest and intent should be signed and submitted with the application packet.

Step 4 – High School or GED Transcript: Columbus State Community College must be provided with an official high school or GED transcript per the State Medical Board of Ohio and the Ohio Administrative Code – OAC 4731-1-15 (C).  This document is used to verify high school graduation or its equivalent which is required for admittance to the Massage Therapy Program. The transcript MUST be mailed (no faxed copies) directly to the Massage Therapy Program or Records and Registration BY THE ISSUING SCHOOL. PLEASE NOTE: Unofficial transcripts provided by the prospective student will not be accepted.

Step 5 – Name Change Documentation: The prospective student must provide a copy of documentation of any and all name changes to Columbus State Community College – Massage Therapy Program. Examples are a copy of a marriage license or a copy of a divorce decree, if a name change applies. If the prospective student does not have any name changes, a signed statement declaring that no name changes apply to the application packet should be included.

Step 6 – Student Handbook: The prospective student must read the Massage Therapy Program – Student Handbook in its entirety and then sign and submit the handbook acknowledgement form. 

Student Handbook

Step 7 – Mandatory Advising Session: The prospective student will be notified via email that the enrollment paperwork is complete and that an advising session must be scheduled with the faculty advisor or intake coordinator of the Massage Therapy Program. The mandatory advising session completes the final step of program acceptance.

Completed Application Packet must include:

1. Completed and signed official program application

2. Statement of interest and intent

3. Statement and/or documentation of applicable name changes

4. Signed acknowledgement form from the Massage Therapy Program – Student Handbook

MAIL Completed Application Packet to:
Columbus State Community College
Massage Therapy Program – Attention: Stan Williams
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

As previously stated, once all program enrollment information has been received, the prospective student must schedule a meeting with the Massage Therapy Program faculty advisor or other designee of the program to complete the program acceptance process.