For an adult learner, school is usually one of many responsibilities to keep track
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 age 30.
Links and Resources
Apply: As an adult learner, you can apply using the standard online application, as described
in the Get Started Guide to Enrollment. Don't forget to send in transcripts from high school and any other
colleges you may have attended. If you've already taken classes at Columbus State,
we may have a partial record for you. See more information for returning students here.
: Don’t forget to check out the Adult Learner newsletter for the latest news on resources
and information pertinent to adult learners. And stop by Advising
to plot out your schedule.
Adult Learner Newsletter
Classes: We offer a variety of majors, non-credit and skills courses and online courses. To apply to the college, follow
the Get Started Guide to Enrollment. You may also be able to get college credit for life experience through
the Prior Learning Assessment.
Noncredit Classes: Our Community Education and Workforce Development division offers a variety of training
programs that aren't for college credit, so you don't need to apply to the college.
These include one-day seminars, short-term certificates and continuing education programs.
Community Education and Workforce Development
Seniors: As a community service, Columbus State Community College offers senior citizens
who are 60 years old or older the opportunity to enroll in credit courses for self-enrichment
tuition-free, on a space-available basis for audit “R” only. Learn more