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Adult Students


Attend one of our upcoming Open Houses for Adult Students!

For an adult learner, school is usually one of many responsibilities to keep track of. Columbus State makes it easy to get a high-quality education while holding down a career, family and home. We offer flexible classes -- and flexible payment options -- for working adults. That's why 28 percent of our students are over the age of 30.

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Submit a Request for Information below and our Adult Student Program Coordinator will reach out to you based on your preferences. 

Events for Prospective and 
Newly Accepted Adult Students

Adult EventsProspective adult students can find out about our Career Program certifications and degrees as well as our Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees and transfer agreements and New Adult Students can receive guidance with their next steps. 

Click here for more information and to view upcoming events!

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Placement is determined by either:

Compass Placement Testing

  • Click here for information and resources on Compass testing for adult learners, assistance with preparing for testing and testing centers hours and locations.


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  • For adult students who are completely new to Columbus State, we recommend attending a New Student Workshop where a Columbus State Academic Advisor will assist you with registering for your classes. Click here to register for an upcoming workshop.

  • Students returning to Columbus State should meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss previous coursework and how to move forward.