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Frequently Asked Questions

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Placement Testing and
Course Prerequisites

In order to enroll in any Mathematics course at Columbus State, students must demonstrate their qualifications for the course by one of the following methods.

  • Complete the prerequisite course with a grade of "C-" or higher
  • Attain a sufficient score on the Mathematics Placement Test, or
  • Submit an official college transcript, or an official copy of a college grade report, that confirms a grade of "C" or higher for the course equivalent to the prerequisite.

If you have taken a course at a college that you believe to be equivalent to one of our course prerequisites, check the Transfer Guides for Selected Colleges on the Admissions Office homepage. Be aware that you will be asked to provide an official course description from your transfer institution.

Please note that an official transcript must submitted and evaluated by Records and Registration for transfer credit to become part of the student's academic record.


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Graphing Calculators

Many of our courses emphasize the use of a graphing calculator, and having one is essential to success in those classes. If your course requires a calculator, please purchase one, as you would a textbook or the other required materials for the class.

The CSCC Bookstore has new, and a limited number of used, TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators for sale. The Bookstore also has calculator buybacks at the end of every term. Other area stores and used electronics retailers also sell the TI-83 and TI-84-- shop around.

The Mathematics Department does not loan out, buy back, sell, rent, or otherwise trade calculators.